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Anger Management (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 April 2003 (USA)
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 {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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11 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Locos de ira  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Harry Dean Stanton played the blind old man with the cane in the film. He is Jack Nicholson's best friend, and was cast as the old man at Nicholson's suggestion. See more »

Goofs

When David is in the car with the prostitute, he starts recording the encounter after she sings "I feel like dancing!" However, when David is talking to his lawyer, the recorder replays the singing, which was not recorded. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Buddy Rydell: So Peanut likes the spicy humor. Maybe he'd enjoy the knee-slapper you told me earlier about the great Buddha.
Older Arnie Shankman: Oh, what did you say about Buddha?
Dr. Buddy Rydell: Dave said, "How does a guy who weighs over six hundred pounds have the balls to teach people about self-discipline?"
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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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Referenced in Skull Session: The Making of 'Anger Management' (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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