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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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At last, a comedy with balls! 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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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$39,800,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The song played on the radio attached to Al Czervik's golf bag (during the actual filming of the movie) was "My Sharona". See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the boating scene when Al takes over for his captain, he uses both hands to accelerate the two throttles of both engines of the twin-screw boat. At the end or the scene when he shuts down the engines, he only operates the lever for the port engine leaving the starboard one at full throttle. His boat would not have stopped. See more »

Quotes

Al Czervik: [to his Asian companion] I hear this place is restricted, Wang, so don't tell 'em you're Jewish, okay?
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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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The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
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Music by Harry Warren
Played when the car horn sounds
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One of the only early 80s comedies to stand the test of time
2 August 2003 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Yes, this one does hold up, perhaps because the action centers on the almost surreal (for a comedy) subject of golf, a topic that had not perhaps been so successfully spoofed since Eddie Cantor starred in "Kid Boots" (am I getting that one right?).

In the comedy contest between Murray, Chase, and Dangerfield, let me just say that Chase does not win. Dangerfield is at his best, delivering his classic lines ("this meat's so tough you can see where the jockey was riding it") with ultimate panache and actually playing his crazy character (reminiscent of Peter Sellars in "The Party") to the hilt. Murray is really the show-stopper, though, muttering his lines to give them emphasis (?) and racing around the course with what appears to be real mania.

A lot of the jokes fall flat, but when this movie is on, it's so on, that you can't help but call it a classic.


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