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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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Lou (as Luis Guzman)
Bar Waitress


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 USA:

$42,220,847, 13 April 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mayor Guiliani's line: "You can do it!" was referencing Rob Schnieder's line in Adam Sandler's other movies, such as The Waterboy (1998) and Little Nicky (2000). Rob had been cast in most of Sandler's movies, but he wasn't in this movie. See more »


When Dave and Dr. Rydell sit in the plane, we see a middle row of seats (i.e. two aisles). The exterior view of the plane shows a Boeing 737 which doesn't have a middle row. See more »


Cabbie: Let's get this thing movin'! What the hell is your problem?
Dr. Buddy Rydell: [shouting] Shut your pie hole, we're working here!
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References Little Nicky (2000) See more »


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Finally an Adam Sandler movie for the rest of us.
21 March 2004 | by 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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