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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

Taglines:

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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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

Captain Insano, the pro wrestler Sandler's character idolises in the film, is played by the big show; a pro wrestler in the WWE. See more »

Goofs

Bobby was injured on the second last play of the Bourbon Bowl, resulting in an injury timeout, but then stayed in for the next play (the final one of the game). Under NCAA rules, an injured player must sit out out least one play immediately following the resulting injury timeout, unless his team elects to use of their timeouts. According to the scoreboard, the Muddogs did have one timeout remaining, but didn't use it. It is possible that the officials could have automatically charged the Muddogs their final timeout, making the final play possible, but there is no indication that they did this in the film. See more »

Quotes

Paco: Hey Walter! I bet you fifty bucks Guy Grenouille throws a touchdown pass on the first play. Check it out!
Paco: [Guy Grenouille throws an interception] Woo hoo hoo hoo! You owe me fifty bucks!
Walter: You said it was gonna be a touchdown pass, you crazy asshole!
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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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The Waterboy is one of Adam Sandlers best comedy films.
13 December 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Now I am a huge fan of Adam Sandlers dumb-ass films but I think that is why people have let him a have a career so long. They just love his dumb-ass movies. The movie centres around the local water boy who when the coach of the football team notices he can tackle hard when mad he puts him as the new quarterback of tackeler guy sorry I am Australian. The movie is good on many pointers as it shows that Adam Sandler can play 2 different types of dumb guys, nice dumb and guys and mean dumb guys. If you have not already seen this you should take some time to seat down and enjoy the movie. Overall this movie is a fun excuse to seat down and dumb out but I can see why people would not like this film. I rate this film 83%.


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