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
Bill Murray filmed all of his scenes, including the famous scene with Chevy Chase, in six days. Many people expected them to have another confrontation as they had had during Chase's return to Saturday Night Live (1975) years before. They were professional and didn't show any signs of their alleged previous feud. See more »
During Lou's speech after breaking up Noonan's fight, the dartboard against the back wall in the caddies' shack switches from a regular darts to whatever game is on the back. The position of the dartboard also moves. See more »
Bless this ship, and all who sail on her. I christen thee The Flying WASP.
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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 »
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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