Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.
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
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Joe Sakic of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche appears uncredited during the hockey tryout scene. See more »
At the bar after the first tournament, when Happy says "I was on this tour for one reason: money" when the camera shows the back of his head, his mouth is not moving. See more »
[opening narration voice over]
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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To Be Remembered Forever: 'Happy' And Bob Barker Trading Blows
A "pro" golfer duking it out with veteran game-show host Bob Barker
right in the middle of a tournament. That scene alone makes this one of
the more memorable comedies of the last 30 years. Almost everyone I
know has either seen or heard of that scene and everyone laughs at it.
It IS ludicrous and that's what makes it so funny. In fact, most of the
movie is totally preposterous, totally unbelievable and totally wacky,
which is Adam Sandler's trademark in these comedies. He's low key but
violent, as he was in Mr. Deeds, Punch-Drunk Love and a few other
Here, Sander is even more vocal and violent than normal and definitely
more crude, which is saying something since this actor usually doesn't
play guys with a lot of class. "Happy" is a hot-tempered hockey player
who can hit a golf ball 400 yards so he tries his hand on the PGA tour
to help raise money for his grandmother. I just shake my head even
writing that last sentence, it sounds so stupid....but this is a stupid
movie with an incredibly stupid story but is hilarious, for the most
Anyone who is a golfer would appreciate this movie more than others,
because Sandler says and does things we'd all like to do on the links
at times but, thankfully, don't. In short: this is a crude but very
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