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Caddyshack (1980)

R | | Comedy, Sport | 25 July 1980 (USA)
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An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

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Harold Ramis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Ty Webb
Rodney Dangerfield ... Al Czervik
Ted Knight ... Judge Elihu Smails
Michael O'Keefe ... Danny Noonan
Bill Murray ... Carl Spackler
Sarah Holcomb ... Maggie O'Hooligan
Scott Colomby ... Tony D'Annunzio
Cindy Morgan ... Lacey Underall
Dan Resin Dan Resin ... Dr. Beeper
Henry Wilcoxon ... The Bishop
Elaine Aiken ... Mrs. Noonan
Albert Salmi ... Mr. Noonan
Ann Ryerson ... Grace
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Lou Loomis
Hamilton Mitchell ... Motormouth
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Storyline

Comical goings on at an exclusive golf club. All the members are wealthy and eccentric, and all the staff are poor and slightly less eccentric. The main character is 'Danny'; he's a caddy who will do almost anything to raise money to go to college. There are many subplots, including the assistant green keeper's pursuit of a cute (obviously stuffed) gopher. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

The Snobs Against The Slobs! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caddyshack See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,142,689, 27 July 1980, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,846,344
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Ted Knight. See more »

Goofs

The wake from the large boat is moving in reverse. See more »

Quotes

Carl Spackler: This is a hybrid. This is a cross, ah, of Bluegrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bent, and Northern California Sensemilia. The amazing stuff about this is, that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on this stuff.
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Crazy Credits

Mr. Gopher - Chuck Rodent See more »

Alternate Versions

The following footage was added to the network TV version:
  • A scene is added with Carl ('Bill Murray'), Ty Webb (Chevy Chase) and Danny Noonan. Carl demonstrates for Webb & Noonan how to properly hit a golfball.
  • A group of caddies lead by Denunzio block the road to the country club. When Dr. Beeper tries to get thru them, Denunzio fakes getting hit by Dr. Beeper's car.
  • Noonan's mother gives him hell for going to the yacht club instead of to Mass.
  • Dangerfield's classic, "Hey everybody, let's all get laid!" is replaced with "Hey everybody, let's all take a shower!"
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Connections

Referenced in Kendra on Top: Catty Shack (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Night
Lyrics by Kenny Loggins & Richard Stekol
Music by Kenny Loggins
Recorded by Kenny Loggins
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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I Want You To Kill All The Golphers! (Caddyshack Review)
8 January 2006 | by dhartnellSee all my reviews

What is the point of a movie about teenage caddies running around, chasing women, smoking grass, and causing all sorts of shenanigans? Only to create one of the greatest comedies of this or any time period. If you are looking for a movie that will keep you laughing from start to finish, look no further my friends. Caddyshack captures the youthful spirit of teens and the country club life to perfection.

Every character in this film has something about them that makes them uniquely hilarious. Judge Smails, played by Ted Knight, contributes to the comedy with his gut busting mannerisms and his contagious laugh. Ty Webb, played by Chevy Chase, is a wise cracking man who loves to stick it to the man. Then we have Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe) who is the lovable, yet rambunctious, caddy who is just trying to find his way in the world. Quite possibly the funniest character in any sports movie is Carl Spackler (Bill Murray). This character is the glue of the film. His idiotic manner and constant abuse of alcohol makes for a performance that will be remembered for generations. Last but certainly not least is Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield). While at times he is very juvenile, his antics fit right in at Bushwood Country Club.

There are three S's that make a successful comedy movie, sex, silliness, and soundtrack. With the very sexy Lacey Underall (Cindy Morgan), all of the characters previously mentioned, and a gopher dancing to "I'm Alright" by Kenny Logins, this film is more than a success, it is a masterpiece.


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