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The Waterboy (1998)

 -  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

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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  »

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

Frank Coraci:  Bobby's father, Robert. See more »

Goofs

Late in the Bourbon Bowl, the electronic scoreboard shows that the Mud Dogs have two timeouts left. Later in the same half, the scoreboard reads that the Mud Dogs have three timeouts left (which we know can't be right since we see the team call a time-out at least once earlier in the half). See more »

Quotes

Guy Grenouille: Hey, moron! Hey! Moron! Duh! L-L-Look at me. I'm th-th-the waterboy. Duh! I got a wooden spoon! Duh!
Greg Meaney: [Bobby pictures the people who tomented him in the past] Smells like you need a shower, stinky!
[Meaney laughs evily]
Coach Red Beaulieu: You're fired!
[Red laughs evilly]
Bobby Boucher: [Captain Insano and Jim Simmonds laugh]
[Bobby becomes enraged]
Bobby Boucher: Stop makin' fun of me!
Guy Grenouille: Red thirty! Hut!
[Bobby chases Grenouille, screaming, then ramming and tackling him hard to the ground]
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Another silly but genuinely funny outing from Sandler
3 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Adam Sandler's brand of humor may not be award winning,but it doesn't have to be.He creates another memorable character here,and surrounds himself with a good cast,including Henry Winkler,and Oscar winner Kathy Bates.You would be hard pressed to find a film about the sport of football that could be considered a great one,but the majority that I have seen are entertaining enough,and this one is no exception to that. If you are smart,you won't view this movie with an expectation of greatness,but if you want genuinely funny silliness,this is a film for you.It's a worthy edition to the comedy section of anyone's home library.


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