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The Waterboy (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  6 November 1998 (USA)
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A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.

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Storyline

Bobby Boucher is the lowly waterboy for a college football team, until the coach discovers his amazing talent for tackling people much bigger than him. He signs the Waterboy as the new star player, but Bobby must keep it secret from his overbearing and domineering mother. Written by Travis Kennedy

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A man with a serious drinking problem See more »

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Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some crude sexual humor | See all certifications »

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6 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,100,000 (Non-US) (13 August 1999)

Gross:

£3,432,519 (UK) (18 June 1999)
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Trivia

During an interview with ESPN, LaVar Arrington (LB New York Giants) mentioned that in preparation for his role in the movie, Adam Sandler had visited him at Penn State to watch him practice. See more »

Goofs

When Derek kicks the field goal in the Bourbon Bowl game, as the ball crosses the goal posts, the scoreboard clearly shows the score being 17-0. The very next shot shows the "correct" score as 27-17. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Boucher: Good luck on the upcoming play.
West Mississippi Lineman: I'll be playing with your mama tonight.
Bobby Boucher: [stares at him] Sixty-two...
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References Schoolgirls in Chains (1973) See more »

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Entry Cadence
Performed by The University of Michigan Marching Band
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Sandler's best since Billy Madison
30 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked the Waterboy. It was crude, raw, and utterly funny. Adam Sandler gives his funniest yet since his 1995 cult hit Billy Madison. In this feel good movie, Sandler plays a dumb waterboy who gets on a football team and becomes a damn good tackler. Everything in this film is funny, from beginning to end. Henry Winkler has his best in years as a down on his luck coach and Kathy Bates is Dead Pan funny as mama. Great all around. A+


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