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Caddyshack (1980)

R | | Comedy, Sport | 25 July 1980 (USA)
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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Comedy | Sport

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25 July 1980 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,142,689 (USA) (27 July 1980)

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$39,846,344 (USA)
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In the lovemaking scene, Cindy Morgan was so uncomfortable that Harold Ramis ordered a closed set for it. Michael O'Keefe asked all the cast and crew to take off their shirts for the scene to make her feel more comfortable. See more »

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While Danny making that last putt effectively tied the game, meaning neither team lost nor won, Al's last-second bet of "Double or nothing he makes it" essentially negates the original bet and creates a new one. Since Judge Smails agrees to this new wager before Danny makes the putt, Smails loses the final bet and has to pay up. See more »

Quotes

Carl Spackler: IT'S IN THE HOLE.
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Mr. Gopher - Chuck Rodent See more »


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Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
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Music by Burt Bacharach
[Instrumental version plays on the locker room P.A.]
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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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