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Caddyshack (1980)

 -  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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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

golf | judge | golf course | caddy | gopher | See more »

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Playing A Round Of Golf At The Bushwood Club Isn't Just Confined To The Golf Course! See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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25 July 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los locos del Golf  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$39,800,000 (USA)
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1.33 : 1
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The gopher sequences were written and filmed after most of the movie was shot. Originally, director Harold Ramis wanted to cast a live animal to play the gopher. When that did not work out, the animatronic gopher and its tunnels were built by John Dykstra. See more »

Goofs

The crew and boom are reflected in the car door when the red convertible pulls up on the tee box. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Smails: Bless this ship, and all who sail on her. I christen thee The Flying WASP.
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Crazy Credits

On certain cable airings of the film, the text in the end credits is white instead of yellow. See more »

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I'm Alright
Written by Kenny Loggins
Recorded by Kenny Loggins
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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If you love this film, when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness
14 November 2000 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

So now you've got that going for you, which is nice.

Inspired by Brian Doyle-Murray's experiences as a caddy in his youth, this wild, anarchic film is about more than just golf. Without a doubt, it's my favorite comedy, and might even be one of the greatest movies of all time. There is not a single scene without comedic chaos.

Director Harold Ramis is barely able to contain the insanity. There is honestly so much in Caddyshack, there's enough for ten movies, hardly surprising since the first draft of the screenplay was 199 pages long while the first cut of the film run for 310 minutes. I imagine that there's enough cut out to make whole new Caddyshack movies. There are about five different plots developing at once throughout the movie, the funniest of which is Carl Spackler's (having been licensed to kill by the 'Government of the United Nations') attempts to assassinate a rogue gopher tearing up the golf course.

Each and every actor battles with each other, and it's hard to nail down exactly who runs away with the movie, but if I absolutely HAD to choose, I'd say that Rodney Dangerfield's sleazy, slobbish, overly-friendly, and gratuitously tipping character is the most wonderful thing about it. He is the perfect foil for Judge Smails (an utterly perfectly-cast Ted Knight), a pompous, bad-tempered, self-important hypocrite who wants to reserve the pretentious Bushwood Country Club for snobs and gentlemen (despite being far from a gentleman himself).

If you like comedy quotes, Caddyshack is a goldmine. There are hundreds, literally hundreds, of lines worthy of repeating in real life. You could literally get by, from cradle to the grave, just quoting Caddyshack, and it would bring you nothing but pure happiness and good fortune.


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