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Anger Management (2003)

 -  Comedy  -  11 April 2003 (USA)
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Sandler plays 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 {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$592,654 (Brazil) (5 September 2003)

Gross:

$1,271,246 (Brazil) (26 September 2003)
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Lynne Thigpen's last film. She died only a month before the film's release. The film is dedicated to her memory. See more »

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The screening of Tomcats on the plane jumps between scenes out of chronological order each time the screen is shown. See more »

Quotes

Dave Buznik: [about to be shot by angry man] Let me just ask you one question.
[singing]
Dave Buznik: Who's the pretty girl in the mirror there?
Lexus Man: [singing] What mirror where?
[shoots gun which is really water gun]
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There are no credits for actors, directors, producers, etc. at the start of the film. See more »

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References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

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On & On
Written and Performed by Stephen Bishop
Published by Stephen Bishop Music Publishing Co.
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
Under license from Spirit Music Group
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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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