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 gopher sequences were written and filmed after most of the movie was shot. Originally, 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 »
When Ty is getting in some night practice he is seen struggling to line up a shot under a tree and in some shrubs. He finally takes a swing but no golf ball comes out. In the next split second scene the golf ball is going through the window at Carl's shack. See more »
During its network television runs in the 1980's, CBS would always air "Caddyshack" with the traditional "Starry Night" Orion/Warner Bros logo (1981-present), while NBC would air the original (and very rare) "Inverting Rectangles" Orion/Warner Bros logo (1979-81). The original theatrical release contained the "Inverting Rectangles" variant back in 1980 common to other Orion films of that era. Both logo presentations were available in the earliest VHS releases of the film (from 1981 and 1983 respectively); however, premium cable airings and later VHS/DVD/Blu-Ray versions each contain the "Starry Night" variant. See more »
Ah, yes, Caddyshack. The king of low brow comedies. I remember working at my dad's San Leandro restaurant as a young jerk and loving the sound of the Kenny Loggins' "I'm Alright" theme song as they played Caddyshack on the big screen TV's in between sports games. That friggin' song made me wanna jump down and rock out, baby!
Caddyshack isn't so much a movie as it is an excuse for a bunch of one liners, gross outs, and stand-up comedy schtick. Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield were at their funniest in this movie.
In fact, this movie was made back when Chevy Chase WAS still funny. Remember those days? Man, was that a while ago. I read an article recently where a reporter asked Chevy, "What happened to your career?" And Chevy looked totally pained and wounded at that cruel question. Chevy's a great comic actor, he just needs to track down another decent script like the one in Caddyshack and get his comic chops back on track. But I dig everything about this film, the background music, the great comedy gags, the gopher, even the look of the ritzy, snob ridden country club setting! Freeze gopher!
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