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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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The Water-Boy is The Devil! 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)  »

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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

This film was once the highest grossing sports comedy of all time, while another Adam Sandler vehicle, The Longest Yard (2005) was once the second highest grossing sports comedy of all time. 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

Bobby Boucher: So that's what opening up a can of whoop-ass feels like.
Coach Klein: Son, you just opened up a whole case of whoop-ass.
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Referenced in The Longest Yard (2005) See more »

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Space Atmo
Written and Performed by Klaus Stuehlen
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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The Prime Years Of Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler is known all around the world for his comedy, when is a good era' and time to see Sandler at his best? Of course the golden years of the late nineties, this was Adam Sandler at his very best. His performance is way-over-the-top, but his character provides plenty, and plenty of laughter for all ages. Sure many rant his performance as "too silly" or "just not funny", but who can't find Adam Sandler in his golden years funny? The movie is just for laughs, there's no Oscar winning performances nor is it any "movie stand-out", just a normal, fun basic Adam Sandler movie with the funny characters and quotable dialog.


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