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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Water-Boy is The Devil! 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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Release Date:

6 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Waterboy  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£3,432,519 (UK) (18 June 1999)
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Trivia

The climactic Bourbon Bowl scene was filmed at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL, however the flyover shown in the film is actually of Williams-Brice stadium at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. See more »

Goofs

During the backyard barbecue at the Bouchers', the size and shape of the bruise on Bobby's eye changes during the course of the scene. See more »

Quotes

Rita: Is there a girl you're seein'?
Bobby Boucher: Seein'? Uh, I see a lot of girls... I see a lot of guys too.
Rita: I think that's sexy, you ever been with a guy and girl at the same time?
Bobby Boucher: Oh yea, plenty of times. The other night, I was with my Mama and Coach Klein at the same time.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 4 May 2015 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Boom Boom
Written by John Lee Hooker
Performed by Big Head Todd and The Monsters (as Big Head Todd & The Monsters)
Courtesy of Revolution
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Oh Come ON!! This was not meant to be high art..just great fun
26 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All of the characters were well developed and entertaining. This movie never pretended to be anything more than it was..a fun, wacky comedy with a bizarre plot. Anyone who beats this up for being dumb should be taken out back and paddled. It is obvious THEY are too dumb to realize that this was DESIGNED to be dumb. Anyway..there are too many scenes that I STILL laugh at today, even though I have seen this 1/2 dozen times. So, if you are looking for the greatest film ever made on all levels..give this a pass..if you can relate to the humor, it's a wonderful hoot! I am not a die hard Adam Sandler fan, but I think he scored a 10 in this one for likability and laughs.


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