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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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Comedy | Sport

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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:

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

Gross:

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

The South Central Muddogs' stadium is the DeLand High School football field in DeLand, Florida. The school agreed to let the director use the field if he paid for the stadium to be refurnished after filming. See more »

Goofs

In the Bourbon Bowl, on the opening kickoff, the clock starts before the kick returner touches the ball. However, the clock isn't supposed to start until the kick returner advances the ball beyond the goal line. See more »

Quotes

Coach Klein: [it's half-time at the Bourbon Bowl and they're in the locker room] Anybody got an idea?
[Silence]
Derek Wallace: Hey, remember the time Bobby tackled the referee by mistake?
[Everybody chuckles]
Lyle Robideaux: Yeah, that was pretty funny. How 'bout the time Bobby tackled the guy from Louisville, and threw him into the stands?
[Everybody laughs]
Guy Grenouille: Y'all remember the time he intercepted the ball and his pants fell off, and he ran for the touchdown bare ass?
[Everybody laughs]
Farmer Fran: Remember the time Bobby Boucher...
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Referenced in Detention of the Dead (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

ABC Sports Logo
Written and Performed by Anthony Di Lorenzo (as Anthony DiLorenzo), Vince Frates, Gwendolyn Thornton and Bryan Hofheins
Courtesy of ABC Music
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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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