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Writers:
Brian Doyle-Murray (written by) &
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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
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)
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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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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
The scene where Carl and Ty are talking in Carl's "house" was written over lunch by Bill Murray, 'Harold Ramis (I)', Douglas Kenney, and Chevy Chase. It was requested by the studio when they noticed the biggest stars didn't share a scene.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Al Czervik tees off after they've upped the bet, he's teeing off with a putter.See more »
Quotes:
Ty Webb:You've got to win this hole.
Danny Noonan:I kinda thought winning wasn't important
Ty Webb:Me winning isn't. You do.
Danny Noonan:Great grammar.
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Soundtrack:
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31 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
If you love this film, when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness, 14 November 2000
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

So now you've got that going for you, which is nice.

Inspired by Brian Doyle-Murray's experiences as a caddy in his youth, this wild, anarchic film is about more than just golf. Without a doubt, it's my favorite comedy, and might even be one of the greatest movies of all time. There is not a single scene without comedic chaos.

Director Harold Ramis is barely able to contain the insanity. There is honestly so much in Caddyshack, there's enough for ten movies, hardly surprising since the first draft of the screenplay was 199 pages long while the first cut of the film run for 310 minutes. I imagine that there's enough cut out to make whole new Caddyshack movies. There are about five different plots developing at once throughout the movie, the funniest of which is Carl Spackler's (having been licensed to kill by the 'Government of the United Nations') attempts to assassinate a rogue gopher tearing up the golf course.

Each and every actor battles with each other, and it's hard to nail down exactly who runs away with the movie, but if I absolutely HAD to choose, I'd say that Rodney Dangerfield's sleazy, slobbish, overly-friendly, and gratuitously tipping character is the most wonderful thing about it. He is the perfect foil for Judge Smails (an utterly perfectly-cast Ted Knight), a pompous, bad-tempered, self-important hypocrite who wants to reserve the pretentious Bushwood Country Club for snobs and gentlemen (despite being far from a gentleman himself).

If you like comedy quotes, Caddyshack is a goldmine. There are hundreds, literally hundreds, of lines worthy of repeating in real life. You could literally get by, from cradle to the grave, just quoting Caddyshack, and it would bring you nothing but pure happiness and good fortune.

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