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

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$1,271,246 (Brazil) (26 September 2003)
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Adam Sandler's character Dave wears a West High School T-Shirt, West High School is a school in Manchester, New Hampshire. West is the arch-rival to Central High School in Manchester, New Hampshire which Adam Sandler attended. See more »

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In Yankee Stadium, when Dave attempts to run out and take over the P.A. microphone, the mic shown on the stand is a popular news mike - an Electro-Voice 635 - a wired mike, with no cord plugged into it. However, when he actually gets out there, and takes the mike off the stand, it's a Samson wireless mike, with the little antenna sticking out the back. See more »

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Dr. Buddy Rydell: Temper's the one thing you can't get rid of, by losing it.
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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 Billy Madison (1995) See more »

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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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