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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

At last, a comedy that bites! 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of Lou, played by the film's co-writer Brian Doyle-Murray, is the only one to actually say the word "caddyshack". See more »

Goofs

Just before Al bets 1K on Smails missing the putt, Smails approaches his ball and says, "If I can just make this one..." his ball is only about 1.5 feet from the hole. In the next few shots, until he attempts and misses, the ball is farther away from the hole. See more »

Quotes

Carl Spackler: I smell varmint poontang. And the only good varmint poontang is dead varmint poontang, I think.
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Crazy Credits

The Gopher dances to "I'm All Right" while end credits began to roll. 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 The Angry Video Game Nerd: Porky's (2014) See more »

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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Best movie about golf ever made.
12 April 2000 | by bat-5See all my reviews

When you watch Caddyshack, you think to yourself that this is rather lowbrow. Then you disregard that part of your brain and settle down for some lowbrow fun. Chevy Chase has top billing, and he's very good. He's very calm, very funny, and quick witted. But the ones who nearly steal the show are Ted Knight and Bill Murray. Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield play off each other nicely. Knight gets flustered and starts stammering, and you can see every vein on his neck! Dangerfield counters with a crack at Knight's expense and it gets better from there. Bill Murray is great as Carl, the groundskeeper with a vendetta against that gopher. He mumbles things to himself, watches old ladies play golf and develops his own grass that can be smoked after playing golf on it. And always remember Ty Webb's words of wisdom: "A flute with no holes is not a flute, and a donut with no holes is a danish."


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