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25 July 1980 (USA) See more »
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At last, a comedy that bites! See more »
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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
Bobbie Kosstrin ... Noble Noyes
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)
 
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)
Holly Bird .... storyboard & sketch artist (uncredited)
Joe Garlington .... propmaker (uncredited)
William Kellow .... construction propmaker (uncredited)
Martin A. Kline .... storyboard artist (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
 
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)
Pierre Roseman .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Marian Polan .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vivian Cocheo .... costumer: women
Andre Lavery .... costumer: men
Eric Seelig .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
David Bretherton .... supervising editor
Mellissa Bretherton .... apprentice editor
Rachel Igel .... assistant film editor
 
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)
 
Transportation Department
Hank Scelza .... transportation captain
 
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)
 
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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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Cindy Morgan was furious at Chevy Chase during their scene in his cabana. Morgan was upset at the fact that Chase was improvising more than she had anticipated because he didn't tell her ahead of time. This made her uncomfortable, which can be seen clearly when she's having the tequila shots with him and the massage where all the oil accidentally spilled out on her back. Harold Ramis had to settle them down and the scenes then went very smoothly.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Al Czervik:Hey, Smails! My dinghy's bigger than your whole boat!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (1990) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lead the WaySee more »

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43 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
"--Oh, there won't be any money, but on your deathbed, you will receive...total consciousness--", 7 July 2001
Author: jhclues from Salem, Oregon

`National Lampoon's Animal House' may have been one of the first comedies to evolve from the `Saturday Night Live' generation, but it could be argued that `Caddyshack,' directed by Harold Ramis-- and which features two SNL alumni, Chevy Chase and Bill Murray-- actually spawned the entire `SNL genre,' of films, because this is the one that seemed to lock in that formulaic irreverence toward all things, of which they are so indicative. The story here revolves around a young man named Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe), a caddy at the upscale Bushwood Country Club, who is bucking for a caddy scholarship to get him into college. Danny figures that the best shot he has at it is to volunteer for the assignment none of the other caddies want-- to caddy for the up-tight Judge Smails (Ted Knight), one of the executive directors of Bushwood, and `kiss up' a bit. Smails responds by letting Danny mow his lawn and attend a christening ceremony for his new yacht. But Danny is not one to be deterred, even when the good Judge tells him `The world needs ditch diggers, too.' He just goes on, keeping his eyes and his options open.

And it isn't long before Danny gets involved with Ty Webb (Chase), an independently wealthy goof-ball with a Zen/Chaplin philosophy of life, whose father was one of Judge Smails' partners in Bushwood. So Danny takes some advice from Ty while caddying for him; advice which just may ultimately have an effect on whether or not he gets his scholarship. Or maybe not. Words of wisdom like `Be the Ball,' and `A donut with no hole is a danish,' may not be what he needs to put him on the fast track to success. But then again, you never know; it's that kind of movie. And there's no getting around it, this is funny stuff.

The humor in this movie runs the gamut from broad to subtle, with at least two sight gags thrown in that identify it as belonging to the genre it helped create. At the time of it's theatrical release, in 1980, it was fairly on the cutting edge of comedy; by today's standards, though, it doesn't seem nearly as irreverent, especially given the digressive trend in the genre lately, which has spewed forth such fare as `Freddy Got Fingered,' and `Road Trip.' Then again, this one had Harold Ramis behind the camera, and Ramis has an acute sense of comedic timing, he knows what works, and he made the most of the basic screenplay (by Ramis, Brian Doyle-Murray and Douglas Kenney) and the terrific cast of comedians with which he had to work, all of whom fit so well into the pattern and fabric of this particular picture.

Rarely does a comedy (or any film for that matter) have so many actors who fit their characters so perfectly as in this film, beginning with Chevy Chase, who embodies the slightly skewed and off-center Ty Webb so well it's almost frightening. Webb is a guy who veritably floats through life in a perpetual Zen-like state of distraction, and it makes you realize that there probably really are characters like this walking around in the real world. But if the existence of a Ty Webb type is only highly probable, there's no doubt whatsoever about the fact that there are guys like Al Czervik amongst us.

Rodney Dangerfield plays Czervik, the obnoxious, fun-loving, high-rolling land developer with a specially made golf club and an eye on Bushwood. In Czervik, Dangerfield creates a character who is outrageous, droll, lacks any taste whatsoever, and is entirely hilarious. It is, without question, the best character and performance of Dangerfield's cinematic career, and -- like Chase-- it's almost scary the way he fits into the character so naturally and completely.

The real heart of this movie, however, is Bill Murray, who turns in what just may be the definitive Murray performance with his character, Carl Spackler, the Assistant Greenskeeper at Bushwood. Murray brings Carl, the socially and intellectually challenged man-with-a-plan, to life with subtle nuance and a flare of comedic genius. A lot of what he did in this film was improvised, including much of his two most memorable and hilarious scenes, one in which he's describing his encounter with the Dalai Lama, and the other being his soliloquy of the `Cinderella Boy' on the course at Atlanta. This is truly inspired, funny stuff, and it proves what can be done without resorting to banal vulgarity or crudeness (not that this film is entirely devoid of it, but at least it's tempered here somewhat-- not so overt and in-your-face like you'll often find in some of the more recent offerings of the genre). And there's a harmless shiftiness about Carl, who is about as deep as a pan pizza, and Murray plays it all beautifully.

O'Keefe gives a solid performance, as well, but he's basically the straight man here, the set-up guy for one funny situation after another. And he does it quite nicely.

Also giving memorable performances are Ted Knight, as the rigid, conservative Judge, and Brian Doyle-Murray as Lou Loomis, who oversees the caddies at Bushwood.

The supporting cast includes Sarah Holcomb (Maggie), Scott Colomby (Tony), Cindy Morgan (Lacey Underall), Dan Resin (Dr. Beeper), Henry Wilcoxon (The Bishop), Albert Salmi (Mr. Noonan), John F. Barmon Jr. (Spaulding Smails) and Lois Kibbee (Mrs. Smails). With this film, Ramis and company honed the formula for comedy that incorporated pop culture and contemporary sensibilities into it like never before. And `Caddyshack' is an example of it in it's purest form; you'll have to look long and hard to find anything out of this same mold today that can come close to the prototype. It's one of those movies that gets even better with age-- and funnier, too. It's the magic of the movies. I rate this one 10/10.



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