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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The producers cast Rodney Dangerfield, based on his frequent Johnny Carson appearances. See more »

Goofs

All of the characters named "Smails" (the Judge, his wife, Spaulding) are listed as "Smalls" in the closing credits. But it is stated many times in the film that their last name is "Smails". 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

Movie version: Ty Webb to Danny: "Do you take drugs, Danny?" Danny: "Every day" Ty: "Good. So, what's the problem?" TV Version: Ty Webb to Danny: "Do you take drugs, Danny?" Danny: "No" Ty: Good. So, what's the problem?" See more »

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Soundtracks

Lead the Way
Lyrics by Kenny Loggins and Eva Ein
Music by Kenny Loggins
Recorded by Kenny Loggins
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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One of the only early 80s comedies to stand the test of time
2 August 2003 | by funkyfrySee all my reviews

Yes, this one does hold up, perhaps because the action centers on the almost surreal (for a comedy) subject of golf, a topic that had not perhaps been so successfully spoofed since Eddie Cantor starred in "Kid Boots" (am I getting that one right?).

In the comedy contest between Murray, Chase, and Dangerfield, let me just say that Chase does not win. Dangerfield is at his best, delivering his classic lines ("this meat's so tough you can see where the jockey was riding it") with ultimate panache and actually playing his crazy character (reminiscent of Peter Sellars in "The Party") to the hilt. Murray is really the show-stopper, though, muttering his lines to give them emphasis (?) and racing around the course with what appears to be real mania.

A lot of the jokes fall flat, but when this movie is on, it's so on, that you can't help but call it a classic.


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