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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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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,414,071, 8 November 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$161,491,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$185,991,646
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Bobby, mama Boucher & Vicky are at the barbecue, mama Boucher says before leaving, "Now you come on inside 'fore that little ol' witch cast a spell on you." Vicky (Fairuza Balk) played a witch casting spells in the movie "The Craft" two years prior (1996). See more »

Goofs

In the final game, the overhead view of the Stadium clearly shows grandstands at each end of the field, but screen shots during the game from the field show no grandstands behind the goals. See more »

Quotes

[after Bobby demonstrates his tackling ability]
Coach Klein: Bobby, can you do that for me every game?
Bobby Boucher: Coach, not only will I do it for you, I... I... I... yes, yes, I'll do it for you.
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Connections

Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Born on the Bayou
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Fantasy Inc.
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The Funnyboy.
28 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Amusing but typical Adam Sandler vehicle about a water boy for a football team who has the amazing ability to get extremely mad and violent (picture Sandler as the Incredible Hulk). When a football coach (Henry Winkler, a.k.a. The Fonz) sees Sandler's amazing talent, he gets him on his football team...much to the dissaproval of his overcontrolling mother (Kathy Bates).

A lightweight comedy handled with playfulness. "The Waterboy" scores big points for laughs. If you want an hour and a half of fun, see this movie!

3.5/5 stars -

John Ulmer


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