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Happy Gilmore (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Family, Sport | 16 February 1996 (USA)
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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Lee Trevino ...
Himself
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Verne Lundquist ...
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Happy's Waterbury Caddy
Ken Camroux-Taylor ...
Coach (as Ken Camroux)
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Storyline

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 | Family | 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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Kevin Costner was offered the role of Shooter McGavin but declined. However, he did play a golf pro in Tin Cup (1996). See more »

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Grandma's bag disappears from under her nursing home bed. See more »

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[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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Endless Love
Written by Lionel Richie (as Lionel Ritchie)
Performed by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (as Lionel Ritchie)
Courtesy of Motown Records Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and Television Licensing
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The best comedy I've ever seen!
19 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is an incredibly hilarious movie, no matter how many times you watch it. It's true that it's profane, violent, and stupid, but in this film, that's what makes it so funny! The timing is just perfect. It's a great movie to watch with friends for the first time, especially for the fact that you will be quoting lines with them randomly for quite a while. I have seen it over 30 times, and I still laugh. This is Adam Sandler at his very best. Great random characters, such as the "Jackass" man, the homeless guy, and very best, Bob Barker! To tell you the truth,"It'll make you laugh until you hyperventilate". There's not only great vocal humor, but the visuals and especially the body language coming from the actors is classic. To me, there is not a better comedy.


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