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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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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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11 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Locos de ira  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$1,271,246 (Brazil) (26 September 2003)
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Adam Sandler originally try to get Eddie Murphy for the role of Dr Buddy Rydell. Robert De Niro, Bill Murray and Dustin Hoffman were considered for the role. See more »

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While Dave is on his cell phone in the airport, his boss hangs up on him. You can hear a dial tone coming from Dave's phone. Cell phones don't have dial tones. See more »

Quotes

Dave Buznik: [about to be shot by angry man] Let me just ask you one question.
[singing]
Dave Buznik: Who's the pretty girl in the mirror there?
Lexus Man: [singing] What mirror where?
[shoots gun which is really water gun]
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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 Animal (2001) See more »

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Margaritaville
Written and Performed by Jimmy Buffett
Published by Coral Reefer Music
Courtesy of MCA Records
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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