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Caddyshack (1980)

R  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  25 July 1980 (USA)
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An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.


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Comical goings on at an exclusive golf club. All the members are wealthy and eccentric, and all the staff are poor and slightly less eccentric. The main character is 'Danny'; he's a caddy who will do almost anything to raise money to go to college. There are many subplots, including the assistant green keeper's pursuit of a cute (obviously stuffed) gopher. Written by Rob Hartill

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Some People Just Don't Belong. See more »


Comedy | Sport


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Release Date:

25 July 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los locos del Golf  »

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)


$39,800,000 (USA)

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1.33 : 1
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With scenes between Danny and Maggie ending up on the cutting room floor, the original thru-line in the narrative dissolved. Rusty Lemorande suggested that the gopher become a complete character. (In the original script and cut, the gopher is referred to, and there is a brief scene where Al tussles with the gopher (with the end of his golf club). See more »


During the title sequence when the gopher tunnels across a green then pops up, you can see the trail were the ground has been prepared before it's broken. See more »


Carl Spackler: I smell varmint poontang. And the only good varmint poontang is dead varmint poontang, I think.
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Mr. Gopher - Chuck Rodent See more »


Spoofed in Family Guy: Meet the Quagmires (2007) See more »


The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when the car horn sounds
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A great all time classic
1 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Caddyshack is one of the great all time classics of it's time. For any golf enthusiast this is a must see. Also, If you just like plain comedy this is a must see. I have seen this movie over 100 times and I still laugh to this day. Bill Murray plays one of the funniest roles that ever hit the big screen. After you see this movie you start repeating sayings that you hear in the movie. The late Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield are hilarious. If you are a Chevy Chase fan you must see him in this role. The role of Ty is the one that opened the door for Chase in such movies as Vacation, Fletch, Spies like us, Three Maiga's and Funny Farm. This movie is one that everyone should have in their DVD collection. You can watch it over and over again and laugh out loud every time. This movie rates on par with Animal House. These two classics will go down as two great movies in their era. For all the young people that have not seen this movie I recommend it highly. This movie is one for the ages. If you have not seen this movie go rent or buy it and I guarantees a laugh filled t

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