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
The film was originally supposed to be a simple coming-of-age story about kids working at a golf course, with Danny and Tony as the main characters. However, the expansion of other roles led to the film being an ensemble piece. See more »
During the final golf match, the gopher sees the plastic explosive rabbit in the tunnel. After touching the rabbit, the gopher turns to run away and the edge of the set moves as if the person running the puppet touched as he moved the gopher. See more »
Hey, doll. Could you scare up another round for our table over here? And tell the cook this is low grade dog food. I've had better food at the ballgame, you know? This steak still has marks from where the jockey was hitting it.
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On certain cable airings of the film, the text in the end credits is white instead of yellow. See more »
The candy bar scene was replaced with Ty getting on Carl's big lawnmower, which wasn't shown in the theatrical version. See more »
another poor comedy that is remembered as a classic
The 1980s saw some okay music, the advent of computers into the home was really taking off, and the science fiction genre (riding off the coat tails of Star Wars) was really making a comeback in feature films.
But not everything from the 80s is golden, as I mentioned in some previous reviews. And Caddyshack is one of them.
Simply put I don't get this film. I really don't. Bill Murry has a kind of Ahab-like obsession with a rodent chewing up his workplace home turf, and there's some thing about a gold contest and an examination of snobbery.
Bill Murry acting like a drugged out gardener is not funny. It simply is not funny. I don't know why people (mostly men) heap praises on it, but it is not funny in the least. Or, rather it could be but you would have had to have shaved off several IQ points from your personal intelligence quotient.
And I can't make it any plainer than that.
This is one of those few rare occasions where the sequel is funnier, and given that this film is worthy of a smirk or two at best, that's not high praise.
If you like idiotic humor, then maybe check out this film, but don't say I didn't warn you.
Watch at your peril.
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