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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

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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:

$28,100,000 (Non-US) (13 August 1999)

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

When Derek kicks the field goal in the Bourbon Bowl game, as the ball crosses the goal posts, the scoreboard clearly shows the score being 17-0. The very next shot shows the "correct" score as 27-17. 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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Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional
Lyrics by Robert Burns
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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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