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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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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)


$1,271,246 (Brazil) (26 September 2003)

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Did You Know?


Adam Sandler says to Kurt Fuller (Frank Head), "Have fun looking like Colonel Klink (of Hogan's Heroes (1965)). One year earlier, Fuller played Werner Klemperer playing Colonel Klink in Auto Focus (2002). See more »


When Dr. Rydell and Dave leave the monastery, you can clearly see two passenger vehicles and a patrol car in the background with its lights on controlling traffic as they drive down the road. In the next shot, the trailing vehicles and the patrol car have vanished. See more »


Lou: So my boss, he was talking to me about how many sick days I've taken. And I was like, you know 'Don't go there,' you know. But he kept on about wanting to see some kind of a doctor's note or something. And I said 'Look, I'm seriously serious. You *don't* want to go there. He kept talking and talking and being such a nag, and I just *blacked out.* I blacked out. And I woke up, and I was standing over him and I was screaming "I told you not to go there! I told you not to go there!"
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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 »


References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »


Written, Published and Performed by Jane's Addiction
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Really, incredibly bad.
19 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Anger Management is probably the best example of 'good actors, bad movie' syndrome. Some of the best in the biz were in this movie, and yet, somehow, it turned out to be one of the worst movies I've ever seen. One wonders how this movie ever made it out of the editing room. How, throughout production, nobody looked up and said "god, what a crap movie we're making." Or why anyone signed on to make it in the first place.

Adjectives describing the movie: Contrived. Pointless. Stupid. Not funny. Poorly written. Manipulative. Predictable. Nonsensical. Unbelievable. Juvenile. Dull. Not plausible. Just really, really bad.

Please, don't waste your precious brain cells on this movie.

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