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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou (as Luis Guzman)


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:

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


$133,756,285 (USA) (13 June 2003)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


As Dave and Buddy leave the monastery and turn onto the main road the center line is a solid double line. From the view in the car it is a single dashed line. See more »


Linda: How 'bout a kiss?
Dr. Buddy Rydell: I'd love a kiss.
Dave Buznik: I think she's talkin' to me. And, uh, I think I can handle it.
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks to CONRAD GOODE for getting in a fight at that bar and inspiring us to make this movie. See more »


Referenced in Big Bang: Episode #1.1 (2007) See more »


Cruisin' for a Love
Written by Juke Joint Jimmy
Published by WB Music Corp.
Performed by J. Geils Band
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Funny comedy
21 January 2005 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

This is a funny movie. When my husband and I went to see it in the theater we were actually laughing out loud. And it was not just us, it was everybody in the theater. Someone looking for a deep and meaningful plot will not find what they are looking for, however it is one of the best plots of all the Adam Sandler movies. It would also not be for anyone who would easily get offended by off-color jokes. Jack Nicholson is hilarious as the Anger Management therapist. He has some of the funniest parts in the whole movie. Adam Sandler is not to shabby himself as the not angry guy learning to be angry through a series of seemingly unfortunate and random events.

If you are an Adam Sandler fan or a fan of the screw ball comedy, you will love this movie.

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