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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.

Director:

Peter Segal

Writer:

David Dorfman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Dave Buznik
Jack Nicholson ... Dr. Buddy Rydell
Marisa Tomei ... Linda
Luis Guzmán ... Lou (as Luis Guzman)
Allen Covert ... Andrew
Lynne Thigpen ... Judge Brenda Daniels
Kurt Fuller ... Frank Head
Jonathan Loughran ... Nate
Krista Allen ... Stacy
January Jones ... Gina
Woody Harrelson ... Galaxia / Security Guard Gary
John Turturro ... Chuck
Kevin Nealon ... Sam
Conrad Goode ... Bailiff / Lexus Man
Gina Gallego ... Bar Waitress
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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}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Let the healing begin See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for crude sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Lynne Thigpen's last film. She died only a month before the film's release. The film is dedicated to her memory. See more »

Goofs

When David gets to his boss's office to deliver the catalog, we see him pushing the doors with his bare hands, but in the very next shot he is holding the catalog with his right hand. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Buddy Rydell: Let's say hello to someone who's joining our quest to get the anger monkeys off our backs: Dave.
Dave Buznik: Hi. Good news, I fed my anger monkey a banana this morning and he's feeling much better.
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Crazy Credits

Our thoughts and prayers go out to LYNNE THIGPEN and her family. She was a great actress and a great lady. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the TV version, Chuck's line "Oh, sorry. That's a letter I'm writing to Geraldo Rivera" is changed to "Oh, sorry. That's a letter I'm writing to my father." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Documentary Now!: DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

I Feel Pretty
Written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Jack Nicholson (uncredited) and Adam Sandler (uncredited)
Published by Universal-PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. o/b/o itself, The Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company LLC,
Chappell & Co., Inc. and Boosey and Hawkes, Inc.
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I feel pretty....
31 January 2004 | by Robbie14See all my reviews

Anger Management was one of the funniest movies I've seen in a while. Sandler and Nicholson make a great team in this flick. Sure, it's not a real 90's Sandler movie, but it's funny in it's own way.

The story: An easy going man, Dave Buznik, is falsely accused of abuse to a flight attendant. So he has to go through anger management classes, taught by Dr. Buddy Rydell. Little does Dave know of the chaos that goes on in his group, but it's his doctor he has to worry about more. Don't know why? Well, let's just say Buddy needs a little anger management himself.

The acting in this movie is very good, with stars like Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marissa Tomei, John Turturro, Jonathan Loughran, and many more.

Score: ****/*****


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2003 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,220,847, 13 April 2003

Gross USA:

$135,645,823

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$195,745,823
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2.35 : 1
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