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Caddyshack -- An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

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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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98 min
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Trivia:
Cindy Morgan did not want to appear topless in the movie. While director Harold Ramis was amenable to changing the scene, producer Jon Peters asked to talk to her while Ramis had her on the phone. When the call ended, Peters informed Ramis that Morgan would do the topless scene - because Peters had told her she would never work again in Hollywood if she didn't. Morgan recounted in July 2010 that this incident contributed to her not working again (voluntarily) for a long time afterward.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: In the scene at the beginning of the "illegal" match, when Ty and Al pull up in Al's car, you can see the boom mic visible as a reflection in the car door after Ty shuts the door (and slams his fingers in it).See more »
Quotes:
Carl Spackler:Wait up, girls; I got a salami I gotta hide still.See more »
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Referenced in Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (1990) (V)See more »
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48 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
One Of The Funniest Comedies Of All Time!, 6 February 2005
Author: britishdominion

Crudeness doesn't come much more, well, crude, than 1980's sublime "Caddyshack". In fact, this crazy quilt takes the slob groundwork laid by "National Lampoon's Animal House" and one-ups that collegiate comedy classic by having a carelessly mean, anarchic spirit a mile wide and a foot deep.

It's little surprise that writer/director Harold Ramis and co-writer Douglas Kenney were also scribes on that 1978 John Belushi hit. As "Caddyshack" shows, the classic us-versus-them scat-humor template is alive and well.

But this is not just a crass comedy, it's a HAPPILY crass comedy, that does just about whatever it wants as it casually wanders through it's 90-odd minutes. The DNA of "Caddyshack" resides somewhere in the cinematic in-between world of the aforementioned "Animal House" and a Three Stooges or W.C. Fields picture. There's a giddiness to its nose-thumbing, and a general pleasure in its coarse eagerness to offend.

The screenplay forms a functional spine for what actually amounts to a comedy collision course of witty asides, broad physical comedy, dirty jokes, varied comedic styles and big explosions.

But is there really a screenplay here? The film has such a loose and free-wheeling timbre to it that it would be hard not to fault the viewer in thinking that the film was largely improvised, or at least rewritten by committee on set, scene by scene.

This film was widely *rumoured* to be "under the influence" during shooting, but whatever the cast and crew were "using" seemed to work very much in favor of movie, as the flick turned out to be editorially messy and open-structured, yet well-paced and coherent enough to embrace the variety of comedic opinions squeezed into the picture. This is what you get - a smörgåsbord of laughs. You get a Chevy Chase doing his ironic bit, you have one Bill Murray essaying a bizarre-o mental case, good old Ted Knight going into slow-burn histrionics every scene, and Rodney Dangerfield stealing every scene with large chunks of his stand-up act. This shouldn't work, this mix - but it does. Very well.

Again, the looseness of the pace and tone of the film forgive some of the storytelling framework featuring young go-getter Michael O'Keefe's attempt to get a college scholarship during one crazy summer caddying for Bushwood Country Club's weirdest members. Instead, Ramis, Kenney and (Bill's brother) Brian Doyle Murray set each of these comedians up with sketch-like scenarios for some of their finest and funniest work.

The movie is mean in all the right places - It's the snobs against the slobs, as the advertising says. "Caddyshack" takes barbed pot-shots at the class system, at sex, at religion, at bodily functions. No joke is too risqué, no candy bar too gross to eat from the bottom of a empty pool. It has lots of swearing, nudity for nudity's sake, and insults for the pompous and pathetic. Even through its R-rated mean-spiritedness, it's hard to truly be turned off of the film's antagonistic spirit - it earns it's laughs because it's breathlessly paced and damned funny. This is the thematic mold that the Farrellys and Adam Sandler rarely get right.

"Caddyshack" is endlessly quotable, and surely if you sat around with a few friends anytime in the last 25 years, you could probably spend a good hour reciting lines and scenes that still hold all their glorious funny these many years later.

The movie's best scene? My award goes to the "Night Putting" sequence where Chevy Chase's Ty Webb and Bill Murray Carl the Greenskeeper finally meet up when Chase fires a Titleist through the window of Murray's lean-to shed-slash-residence. This never fails to get big laughs, and it's a real meeting of the minds. A great sequence for the Comedy Hall of Fame, I'd say.

Kenny Loggins' catchy songs ("I'm Alright" anyone?) and the jazzy Johnny Mandel (!) orchestral score add a unexpectedly lovely sheen that spit-shines the crudity of subject and filmmaker's style. They're nice touches.

You can put "Caddyshack" next to "Casablanca" or "Citizen Kane" - not just in the "C" section of your local video store, but as in "Classic". Comedies don't come much funnier than this.

BTW - skip "Caddyshack II". Everything that this one is, that one isn't.

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