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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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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$135,645,823

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$195,745,823
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Trivia

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 »

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On the bridge, you can see in the back window that the taxi is about to come alongside David's car. However, several more cars pass before the taxi stops beside the car. See more »

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Dr. Buddy Rydell: ...You're on my side of the arm rest. We're not gonna have problems, are we?
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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 The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Written by Leo Sayer and Vini Poncia
Published by Silverbird Songs Ltd.
Administered in the U.S. and Canada by Almo Music Corp. and EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
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Uneven, but Enjoyable Ride
13 April 2003 | by 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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