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Happy Gilmore (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  16 February 1996 (USA)
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A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.

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IRS Agent
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Bob Barker
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Jeering Fan
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Himself
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Verne Lundquist ...
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Happy's Waterbury Caddy
Ken Camroux ...
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A Hockey player wannabe finds out that he has the most powerful golf drive in history. He joins the P.G.A. tour to make some money to save grandma's house. The downside is that his hocky player mentality doesn't really go on the P.G.A. tour. Especially with the favorite to win the championship. Written by Kevin Mitchell <kevin@mitchell.mdn.com>

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He doesn't play golf... he destroys it.

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for language and some comic sexuality | See all certifications »

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16 February 1996 (USA)  »

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Adam Sandler's Happy Gilmore  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,624,000 (USA)
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In the fight between Bob Barker and Happy. Bob genuinely would have won. He has studied Tang Soo Do Karate for decades under Chuck Norris and his brother Aaron Norris. See more »

Goofs

At the AT&T Open, Shooter asks his caddy for advice, the caddy gives it and Shooter ignores it by choosing a different club. Right before Shooter takes his shot the caddy moves forward and to the right, which places him directly in Shooter's eye-line. This would never happen - all caddies know they must stand behind the golfer as to not obstruct him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[opening narration voice over]
Happy Gilmore: My name is Happy Gilmore. Ever since I was old enough to skate, I loved hockey. I wasn't really the greatest skater though. But that didn't stop my dad from teaching me the secret of smacking his greatest slap shot.
[Young Happy, hits a hard plastic ball into his father's forehead]
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Happy Day
Written by Eric Kupper and Orville Brinsley Evans
Performed by Uncanny Alliance
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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Turn off brain, watch movie, laugh, enjoy, laugh some more
17 September 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

"Happy Gilmore" is the Adam Sandler movie to see. If everyone had to see one Sandler movie before their lives were complete, I would seriously hope this is the movie they see. It's nice to see golf and hockey in a movie again. I don't think there is another movie out there that makes me laugh as much as "Happy Gilmore" does. You have Happy, the ultimate hero, fighting to win a life of security for his grandma. There's Shooter McGavin, the villain you love to hate, who attempts to foil Happy's quest. And then there's Mr. Larson, Happy's 8' tall monster of a former employer, threatening Shooter at every turn. Hey Bob Barker is in this movie! It doesn't get much funnier than Mr. Price Is Right insulting our hero. Well maybe Ben Stiller's part in this movie is funnier, as he corruptly directs a retirement home. It doesn't matter what's the funniest. This whole movie is one hilarious moment after another.


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