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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 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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$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 donated copies of this movie to U.S. military bases supporting Operating Enduring/Iraqi Freedom in the Persian Gulf as soon as it was released. The donated version contains a 5-minute introduction by Adam Sandler, who personally thanks the troops for what they are doing. See more »

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When Dave gets his pants pulled down in 1978, he is wearing late-1990's Fruit of the Loom underwear. See more »

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[after loudly passing gas in bed]
Dr. Buddy Rydell: You hear that frog?
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Strange Brew
Written by Eric Clapton, Felix Pappalardi and Gail Collins
Published by Unichappell Music Inc. o/b/o EC Music Ltd. and Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc.
Performed by Cream
Courtesy of Polydor Records Ltd. (U.K.)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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