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The Waterboy (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 6 November 1998 (USA)
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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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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Instant Hero. Just Add Water. See more »

Genres:

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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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,414,071 (USA) (6 November 1998)

Gross:

$161,487,252 (USA) (16 April 1999)
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Trivia

The inspiration for this movie is a combination of Adam Sandler's song "The Lonesome Kicker," "Canteen Boy," and the "Cajun Man" sketches from Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »

Goofs

Louisiana's local law enforcement is shown wearing uniforms that say "County Sheriff." Louisiana has no counties, it has parishes. See more »

Quotes

Lawrence Taylor: Gentlemen, which brings me to my next point. Don't smoke crack.
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Referenced in Real Rob: Opening Night (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Hawaiian War Chant
Written by Johnny Noble and Prince Leleiohoku (as Leleiohaku)
Performed by University of Michigan Marching Band
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The Funnyboy.
28 August 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Amusing but typical Adam Sandler vehicle about a water boy for a football team who has the amazing ability to get extremely mad and violent (picture Sandler as the Incredible Hulk). When a football coach (Henry Winkler, a.k.a. The Fonz) sees Sandler's amazing talent, he gets him on his football team...much to the dissaproval of his overcontrolling mother (Kathy Bates).

A lightweight comedy handled with playfulness. "The Waterboy" scores big points for laughs. If you want an hour and a half of fun, see this movie!

3.5/5 stars -

John Ulmer


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