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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.

Director:

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Playing A Round Of Golf At The Bushwood Club Isn't Just Confined To The Golf Course! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$39,846,344

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

According to Cindy Morgan in a 2013 interview with The Neon Rewind, after threatening her into doing the topless sex scene during filming, producer Jon Peters brazenly asked Morgan to do a nude photoshoot for extra publicity during the movie's press tour. This time Morgan refused flat out and even went as far as to fire her agent, who took Peters' side, allegedly. She then spent a whole year frustrated and unemployed from the experience, as well as worried about typecasting. See more »

Goofs

When Spalding is sneaking drinks during the dinner scene, you can see the guitar player in the background (on stage) is not in sync with the soft music the orchestra is playing. See more »

Quotes

Ty Webb: Let me just clean this up here.
[lift up bow and arrow]
Ty Webb: Getting ready for the season.
Lacey Underall: Duck?
Ty Webb: No... dolphin.
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Crazy Credits

On certain cable airings of the film, the text in the end credits is white instead of yellow. 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 golf ball.
  • A group of caddies led by Denunzio block the road to the country club. When Dr. Beeper tries to get through 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 Skins: Cadie (2011) 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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Superb comedy. Often copied but never duplicated.
31 January 2007 | by gsh999See all my reviews

Dangerfield is hilarious as usual and Ted Knight is also superbly funny. I think Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield steal the show which isn't easy in a movie with Bill Murray and Chevy Chase. After watching this movie several times, however, it is Ted Knight who still gets the most laughs. His arrogant, upper-crust Judge Smails is a classic comedy performance and the perfect antagonist for Rodney Dangerfield. Bill Murray is a goofball groundskeeper who is also over-the-top stupid in his battle against a gopher. Chevy Chase is actually sort of a straight guy as the golf pro in this move and it works well for him. I have seen many attempts to copy this movie over the years but rarely has there been anything that came close. 8/10


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