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Happy Gilmore (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, 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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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
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Trivia

The only two true PGA golfers in the movie are Mark Lye (the golfer who talks to Happy at the cocktail party) and Lee Trevino (the silent golfer who shakes his head in disbelief, only saying the lines "Grizzly Adams did have a beard.") Nick Faldo is mentioned, but never seen on screen. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning when Happy is playing hockey, he hits the puck at the glass which the two men are standing behind. The glass clearly gets broken but then in the next close-up shot of the two men, the glass is back because a reflection can be seen in it. See more »

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[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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Spoofs Rocky (1976) See more »

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Kiss You All Over
Written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn (as Nicky Chinn)
Performed by Exile
Courtesy of Mike Chapman Enterprises, Inc.
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Comedy Gold
6 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

In what is Adam Sandlers best work to date, the hopeless hockey failure Happy Gilmore must join the Professional Golfers Tour to help his Grandmother with her finances.

As a golfer myself I can say that the antics pulled in this golf caper are are riot! I have seen the film probably over 50 times but each time I laugh as if it were my first time viewing it.

From Carl Weathers and his wooden hand, to Happy teaming up with Bob Barker, this movie keep you laughing the whole way through. Even my 80 year old grandparent loved it!

Perhaps the best review I can give for this movie comes from Happy himself-- "Talk about a hole in one!"


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