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 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

There's something fishy going on at the elitist Bushwood Country Club, and the scheming president of the clubhouse, Judge Elihu Smails, has something to do with it. But, the suave golf guru, Ty Webb, and the distasteful, filthy rich construction magnate, Al Czervik, are onto him. In the meantime, the young caddie, Danny Noonan, struggles to get his life back on track, and the only way to do it is by winning the demanding Caddie Day golf tournament; a prestigious competition that can earn him a scholarship from the judge himself. Now, war breaks out, and all bets are off. Will Danny ever make his dream come true? Does he know that a subterranean menace is threatening to put in jeopardy everyone's plans? Written by Nick Riganas

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At last, a comedy that bites! See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 50 Greatest Comedies Of All Time" in 2006. See more »

Goofs

The lifeguard's tower is shoved into the pool. It can be seen floating in the pool in the scenes that follow, but the lifeguard himself is nowhere to be seen (and given his attitude in the previous scenes, he would likely be pretty irate with the caddies over this). See more »

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Ty Webb: Thank you very little.
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Crazy Credits

The "Produced by Douglas Kenney" credit is wiped away with Danny riding past it. See more »

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The candy bar scene was replaced with Ty getting on Carl's big lawnmower, which wasn't shown in the theatrical version. See more »


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Something on Your Mind
Written by Hilly Michaels and Morgan Walker
Performed by Hilly Michaels
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
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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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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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Orion Pictures See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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