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Anger Management (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  11 April 2003 (USA)
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Dave Buznik is a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to an anger-management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor.



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Mild-mannered timid businessman Dave Buznik works for a pet clothing company out of New York City. He's got an abrasive boss named Mr. Frank Head who frequently takes credit for his work and steps on him in return. He's got a loving girlfriend, Linda, whose best friend is her condescending college ex, Andrew. But when a misunderstanding aboard an airplane goes haywire, Dave is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell, who is an unpredictable, psychopathic character. As the relationship between Dave and Buddy becomes more tense, when the unorthodox treatment wreaks havoc Dave's life, and Buddy might be the only one who can save him from a problem he recognizes right away in his patient, that could only get worse. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for crude sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,220,847 (USA) (11 April 2003)


$1,271,246 (Brazil) (26 September 2003)

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The shots of the Boston Medical Center are actually of Alfred Lerner Hall, the student center at Columbia University. See more »


As Dave and Buddy leave the monastery and turn onto the main road the center line is a solid double line. From the view in the car it is a single dashed line. See more »


Chuck: I'm in a mood, Dave. A bad mood, a very bad mood! I was fired from my ice cream truck job today! No more Fudgicles!
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31 January 2004 | by (Long Island) – See all my reviews

Anger Management was one of the funniest movies I've seen in a while. Sandler and Nicholson make a great team in this flick. Sure, it's not a real 90's Sandler movie, but it's funny in it's own way.

The story: An easy going man, Dave Buznik, is falsely accused of abuse to a flight attendant. So he has to go through anger management classes, taught by Dr. Buddy Rydell. Little does Dave know of the chaos that goes on in his group, but it's his doctor he has to worry about more. Don't know why? Well, let's just say Buddy needs a little anger management himself.

The acting in this movie is very good, with stars like Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marissa Tomei, John Turturro, Jonathan Loughran, and many more.

Score: ****/*****

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