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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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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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As of 2010, this is Adam Sandler's highest grossing film at the American box office. See more »

Goofs

When Derek gives Bobby his helmet, Casey calls Bobby a dink, but his mouth doesn't move. 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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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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