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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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Everybody will feel his pain November 6. 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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Waterboy  »

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

One of the sports headlines reads "S.C.L.S.U. UPSETS LOUISVILLE 5 - 0". The only way to score 5 points in football is to get a field goal (3 points) and a safety (2 points) implying that the only two players to score in that game would have been Bobby and the kicker, Derek Wallace, who was the only player who never picked on Bobby. See more »

Goofs

While Bobby and Vikki are talking outside LT's football camp, the same red mini-van drives by in the background twice. See more »

Quotes

Paco: I am not what you would call a handsome man. The good Lord chose not to bless me with... with charm, athletic ability... or a fully functional brain. You see, you're an inspriation, to all of us who... who weren't born handsome, and charming and cool, and and...
[breaks out in tears]
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 4 May 2015 (2015) See more »

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Temptation
Written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown
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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