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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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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$133,756,285 (USA) (13 June 2003)
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The premise of the movie was inspired by a bar fight involving Conrad Goode. The football player turned actor plays the bailiff and Lexus guy in the movie. See more »

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In the Buddhist monastery Dave refers to The Buddha as God, Buddha is not a god, he was the founder of Buddhism. See more »

Quotes

Older Arnie Shankman: Did you get it on with my sister?
Dave Buznik: Over and over again. And she moaned like a wildebeast.
Dr. Buddy Rydell: Wildebeast!
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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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References Auto Focus (2002) See more »

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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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Uneven, but Enjoyable Ride
13 April 2003 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

Adam Sandler was great and Jack Nicholson was his usual crazy self. This funny, out of character Adam Sandler vehicle was bumpy at best, with a rather insulting Buddhist monk scene and some unintentionally dumb sequences as well as some overly obvious cameos which made the movie campy though tolerably cute. This feel good, though somewhat over the top anger solves anger philosophy ends up with a small twist and a satisfying conclusion. It was nice to see Adam Sandler can act. Both Sandler and Jim Carrey are gaining a lot of respect from me lately. Different, diversionary, insipid in places, but a pleasant romantic comedy. Seven out of ten stars.


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