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Caddyshack -- A comedy about a construction tycoon who tries to join a snobby country club that doesn't want him as a member.
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Release Date:
25 July 1980 (USA) See more »
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At last, a comedy that bites! See more »
Plot:
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Chevy Chase ... Ty Webb

Rodney Dangerfield ... Al Czervik

Ted Knight ... Judge Elihu Smails

Michael O'Keefe ... Danny Noonan

Bill Murray ... Carl Spackler
Sarah Holcomb ... Maggie O'Hooligan

Scott Colomby ... Tony D'Annunzio

Cindy Morgan ... Lacey Underall
Dan Resin ... Dr. Beeper

Henry Wilcoxon ... The Bishop
Elaine Aiken ... Mrs. Noonan

Albert Salmi ... Mr. Noonan

Ann Ryerson ... Grace

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Lou Loomis

Hamilton Mitchell ... Motormouth
Peter Berkrot ... Angie D'Annunzio
John F. Barmon Jr. ... Spaulding Smails
Lois Kibbee ... Mrs. Smails
Brian McConnachie ... Drew Scott
Scott Powell ... Gatsby
Ann Crilley ... Suki
Cordis Heard ... Wally
Scott Sudden ... Richard Richards
Jackie Davis ... Smoke Porterhouse
Thomas A. Carlin ... Sandy McFiddish (as Thomas Carlin)

Minerva Scelza ... Joey D'Annunzio
Kenneth Burritt ... Mr. Havercamp
Rebecca Burritt ... Mrs. Havercamp

Barbara Keegan ... Noble Noyes (as Bobbie Kosstrin)
Scott Jackson ... Chuck Schick
Ron Frank ... Pat Noonan
Patricia Wilcox ... Nancy Noonan
Debi Frank ... Kathleen Noonan
Tony Gulliver ... Ray (Old Caddy)
Kim Bordeaux ... Pre-deb
Lori Lowe ... Pre-deb
Marcus Breece ... Lifeguard
Mark Chiriboga ... Terry the Hippie
Fred Buch ... Angry Husband
Frank Schuller ... Charlie the Cook
Mel Pape ... Butler
Marge McKenna ... Lady on Boat
Bruce McLaughlin ... Old Crony
Dennis McCormack ... Dennis Noonan
Violet Ramis ... Noonan Child
Judy Arman ... Beeper's Girlfriend
Dr. Dow ... Mr. Wang
Paige Coffman ... Little Girl at Pool
Donna M. Wiggin ... Woman at Pool
James Hotchkiss ... Old Crony
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Debbie Howard ... Bathing Suit Girl (uncredited)
Douglas Kenney ... Al Czervik's Dinner Guest (uncredited)
John Murray ... Caddy (uncredited)
Ted Swanson ... Golf Pro (uncredited)
Anna Upstrom ... Blonde Bombshell (uncredited)

Directed by
Harold Ramis 
 
Writing credits
Brian Doyle-Murray (written by) &
Harold Ramis (written by) &
Douglas Kenney (written by)

Produced by
Douglas Kenney .... producer
Donald MacDonald .... associate producer (as Don MacDonald)
Jon Peters .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Mandel 
 
Cinematography by
Stevan Larner (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William C. Carruth  (as William Carruth)
 
Casting by
Wallis Nicita  (as Wally Nicita)
 
Production Design by
Stan Jolley 
 
Art Direction by
George Szeptycki 
 
Set Decoration by
Tom Coll 
Don K. Ivey  (as Don Ivey)
 
Makeup Department
Diane Johnson .... hair stylist
Elizabeth Lambert .... makeup artist (as Beth Lambert)
Marlana May .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Mark Canton .... executive in charge of production
Rusty Lemorande .... executive in charge of production
Ted Swanson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ricou Browning .... second unit director
Charles Persons .... second assistant director
David Whorf .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Larry Goodwin Sr. .... assistant property master (as Larry Goodwin)
Jack Johnson .... property master
John Balling .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Bert Bertolami .... greensman (uncredited)
Holly Bird .... storyboard & sketch artist (uncredited)
Jose Duarte .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Gabriel C. Ell .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Joe Garlington .... propmaker (uncredited)
Wally Graham .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
William Kellow .... construction propmaker (uncredited)
Martin A. Kline .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sterling Swanson .... leadman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Evje .... production sound
D.G. Fisher .... production sound (as D.G. Fischer)
Bob Minkler .... sound re-recordist (as Robert Minkler)
Clive Smith .... sound editor
Richard Tyler .... sound re-recordist
Ray West .... sound re-recordist
D.G. Fisher .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
J.B. Jones .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Pat Brymer .... special animator
Jeffrey Burke .... special animator
John Dykstra .... supervisor of special effects
Rocco Gioffre .... matte paintings
Grant McCune .... special animator
Robert Shepherd .... effects production supervisor
Michael Douglas Middleton .... visual effects still photographer (uncredited)
Denise Shurtleff .... crew member: Apogee (uncredited)
Hoyt Yeatman .... matte photographer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Tom Bahr .... utility stunts
Ricou Browning Jr. .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Oscar Barber .... camera operator
Donald Carlson .... assistant camera
William Carr .... grip
Stanley E. Gilbert .... additional photographer (as Stanley Gilbert)
Ed Knott Jr. .... grip (as Edward Knott Jr.)
Calvin Maehl .... gaffer
John McGowan .... assistant camera
Michael McGowan .... camera operator
James Pergola .... additional photographer
William Smaling .... electrician (as Bill Smalling)
William Swan Jr. .... electrician
Stephen Wever .... still photographer (as Steve Wever)
Dean Williams .... still photographer
John Winner .... assistant camera (as John Louis Winner)
William D. Barber .... assistant camera (uncredited)
James Bright .... electrician (uncredited)
Thomas Cocheo .... grip (uncredited)
Thomas Elmore .... electrician (uncredited)
Robert Horne .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Ed Kammerer .... best boy (uncredited)
Greg Kasper .... grip (uncredited)
Jack Kokernoot .... electrician (uncredited)
Ross A. Maehl .... gaffer (uncredited)
Walter G. Morris Jr. .... gaffer: Florida (uncredited)
Pierre Roseman .... electrician (uncredited)
Norm Walke .... crane operator (uncredited)
Julian Wilson .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Marian Polan .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vivian Cocheo .... costumer: women
Andre Lavery .... costumer: men
Eric Seelig .... costume supervisor
Linda Benedict-Pierce .... costumer (uncredited)
Joanne Wenger .... cutter/fitter (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
David Bretherton .... supervising editor
Melissa Bretherton .... apprentice editor (as Mellissa Bretherton)
Rachel Igel .... assistant film editor
Don Gilman .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bruce Botnick .... music production supervisor
Michael Dilbeck .... music coordinator
Kenny Loggins .... music coordinator
Roy Prendergast .... music editor (as Roy M. Prendergast)
Jack K. Tillar .... music editor (as Jack Tillar)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Hank Scelza .... transportation captain
Israel Brinson .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Trevor Albert .... assistant: Harold Ramis
Sam Bernstein .... production auditor
Mary Lou Byrd .... production secretary
Matthew Cokee .... production assistant
Jonathan Fairbanks .... production assistant
Vic Heutschy .... unit publicist
Susan Montgomery .... assistant auditor
Diane Morrison .... production secretary
John Murray .... production assistant
Dan Perri .... title designer
Susana Preston .... script supervisor
Hillary Anne Ripps .... assistant: Jon Peters (as Hillary Ripps)
Mimi Stacey .... production secretary
Peter Tors .... production assistant
Dee Dee Winner .... production secretary
Tom Bahr .... marine coordinator (uncredited)
Shirley Bird .... on-set nurse (uncredited)
Will Brantley .... craft service (uncredited)
Scott Jacobson .... craft service (uncredited)
B.J. Johnson .... location manager (uncredited)
Vince Martinez .... location auditor (uncredited)
Jeffrey W. Stacey .... location manager (uncredited)
Brenda Watt .... animal handler (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Janet Davidson .... special acknowledgment
Mel Howard .... special acknowledgment
Ed Murray .... special acknowledgment
David Price .... special acknowledgment
Herman Ripps .... special acknowledgment
Dick Wetzel .... special acknowledgment
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
98 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The film was shot over 11 weeks during the autumn of 1979.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Ty is demonstrating night putting to Danny and hitting each ball in the hole, in one shot you can see the ball going past the hole, but in the close up the ball goes in the hole.See more »
Quotes:
Ty Webb:Let me just clean this up here.
[lift up bow and arrow]
Ty Webb:Getting ready for the season.
Lacey Underall:Duck?
Ty Webb:No... dolphin.
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Soundtrack:
Mr. NightSee more »

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18 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
One of the funniest comedies of all time, 2 December 2002
Author: edmundmuskie from America

There are five movies Chevy Chase has done that were really good: Seems Like Old Times, Foul Play, National Lampoons Vacation, Fletch, and this icon of film comedy, Caddyshack. The plot is very simple and has often been imitated and the tone of the movie is said in its tagline: the snobs against the slobs. Who are the snobs? The men of Bushwood country club, the snobby Bishop, Dr. Beeper, who never seems to be at his office and the obnoxious leader of the pack Judge Smails, played by Ted Knight.

Who are the slobs? There is Ty Webb, a wealthy man who plays without keeping score. Carl Spackler is a groundskeeper that smokes a little too much. And of course the biggest snob of them all, developer Al Czervik, outspoken, obnoxious and completely out of place in a country club. Rodney Dangerfield plays him, Ty Webb is played by Chevy Chase and Bill Murray plays Carl Spackler.

These characters rub together uncomfortably in various forms to create all-time great comedy moments. What makes this movie so good is there is no star that dominates the movie. Everyone dominates the stage equally. They all have great lines and they work very well together.

This comedy is extremely dirty and raunchy even by today's standards. The raunchiness has worn off with time and some of the take-offs are not so obvious to future generations but some of these lines have become well known jokes among some. Part of the reason this movie works so well is the jokes are rapid fire. They just hit you with one line after another.

One thing I noticed watching this movie is that these characters pop out at you. These people are incredible snobs, incredible sluts, extremely insulting, or just weird. There are no really neutral characters. Every character in this movie does something that makes them stand out if not for a few seconds. This can be accredited to the great writing and directing by Harold Ramis one of the great comedians of our day despite the fact he is very underrated and is mostly these days behind the cameras.

Another thing about these characters is that they seem so real. Today a lot of characters in comedy films are cardboard characters. All of the characters here are written so nicely and believably and this is something very rare in modern comedy. And there are so many classic scenes in this movie. Among my favorites is the boating scene, the swimming pool scene, and when we see Rodney Dangerfield's golf bag phone.

And there are many great small parts by people like Albert Salmi, who plays Danny Noonan's father, Brian Doyle-Murray, who plays Lou Loomis, Scott Colomby who plays a troublemaking Caddy named Tony D'Annunzio, and Sarah Holcombe plays Maggie O'Hooligan, Noonan's girlfriend, Cindy Morgan plays the niece of Judge Smails, Lacey Underall, Henry Wilcoxon plays a rather bigoted Bishop Fred Pickering, Dan Resin plays a rather uncaring Dr. Beeper and there are many other great small parts. All of these small parts are very good. But one thing to notice is all of the ironic names like Lacey Underall, Maggie O'Hooligan, Dr. Beeper and plenty of other funny names.

The movie is a bit dated. Everyones hair is very long, the segway music seems heavily disco influenced, there are a lot more people wearing plaid, and there are jokes about people like Dick Cavett when so few people today know who he is. I love some of the more pointed humor in this movie, but I like the effect of the age of the movie. The movie makes some rich people look like callous uncaring bigoted fools and has some not too king rich people talk very bluntly (such as Smails' nephew say he knows some drugs are good because he got it from a Negro) Be forewarned this could be an offensive movie to some.

My hat is off to the two leads, Rodney Dangerfield and Chevy Chase. Bill Murray is funny too but his part is very small and this is not the best showcase of his talents. But Chase is goofy to no end. In this part he always manages to say the most off the wall comments that are hysterical. Dangerfield uses his patented rich obnoxious out-spoken character and make it fit this movie so perfectly. His insults are classic.

Unfortunately after this movie Chevy Chase made few quality movies. These days he prefers to do mostly family oriented movies that are mostly not funny. It is sad he has chosen to do so few straight comedies. He has essentially been a comedy legend based on some raunchy movies like this one and Vacation but chooses not to star in these kinds of movies anymore. It is sad. He is one of the funniest people in my generation and he probably could have been even funnier.

And I love the soundtrack. The song by Kenny Loggins, I'm Alright is great and more songs by Eddie Cochran and Earth Wind and fire are great as well. And who could forget that little gopher? He was actually created by George Lucas. Some of the funniest scenes in the movie involve that little gopher. Overall this is a funny movie that has withstood the test of time and will probably be funny to future generations as well.

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