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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou (as Luis Guzman)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 April 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Locos de ira  »

Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$133,756,285 (USA) (13 June 2003)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the bar where Chuck is trying to get over the fact he was fired from his ice cream man job, the song "Ice Cream Man" by Van Halen is playing. See more »


While Dave is on his cell phone in the airport, his boss hangs up on him. You can hear a dial tone coming from Dave's phone. Cell phones don't have dial tones. See more »


Blind Man: Happy now, asswipe?
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks to CONRAD GOODE for getting in a fight at that bar and inspiring us to make this movie. See more »


Spoofs One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »


Written and Performed by Jimmy Buffett
Published by Coral Reefer Music
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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didn´t expect much
15 June 2003 | by (Puebla, Mexico) – See all my reviews

no, i really didn´t expect much, because of what i had read, and because i am not much of an adam sandler fan. however, i´m faithful to jack and see whatever he's done on film. and god, did i enjoy myself. i went to the cinema with my boyfriend and a friend of ours and all three were laughing on end. so did the couple next to us and the guys behind us. ok, i´m not saying that this was the best film ever, but given the circumstances, saturday night out after a week of work (including all saturday), this was just the film that made us happy. and we´ve been talking about some scenes for 2 days now. in fact, we´ve decided to buy the video once it´s out,because this will be just one of the feel-good movies one likes to see every once in a while. jack is great in what he does, and every bit of what makes jack nicholson is in this picture, sandler is good as well, as is marissa tomey (sp?). fans of one of these actors will be deligthed, others maybe not, but hey, it's comedy!

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