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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 who 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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Let the healing begin See more »

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

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Also Known As:

Locos de ira  »

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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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In the car, Dave's seatbelt is twisted/straight between shots. See more »

Quotes

[after loudly passing gas in bed]
Dr. Buddy Rydell: You hear that frog?
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Special Thanks to CONRAD GOODE for getting in a fight at that bar and inspiring us to make this movie. See more »

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References Police Woman (1974) See more »

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Cruisin' for a Love
Written by Juke Joint Jimmy
Published by WB Music Corp.
Performed by J. Geils Band
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Finally an Adam Sandler movie for the rest of us.
21 March 2004 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

This is the best Adam Sandler movie I have ever seen.

I am no longer a teenager so I generally avoid Sandler's movies like the plague. Beside a couple of Penis-envy jokes this movie is actually a joy to watch in mixed company.

Well worth your time.

If this is some of Jack Nicholson rubbing of on Sandler I look forward to Sandler's next movie.

Nicholson is completely over the top with his role.

Rating 8/10 for a comedy. 10/10 for a Sandler comedy.


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