Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, Los Angeles journalist, really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes articles that have caused several heads to roll in the past. Now, Fletch is at it... See full summary »
Joe Don Baker,
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
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 »
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 »
[to his Asian companion]
I hear this place is restricted, Wang, so don't tell 'em you're Jewish, okay?
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On certain cable airings of the film, the text in the end credits is white instead of yellow. See more »
One of the only early 80s comedies to stand the test of time
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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