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Caddyshack (1980)

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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$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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Trivia

The swimming pool scene was not shot at the Rolling Hills Country Club, which did not have a swimming pool, but rather at the Plantation Country Club in Plantation, Florida. 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 »

Quotes

Lacey Underall: Who's you decorator? Benihana?
Ty Webb: No, I brought most of that stuff back with me from Vietnam.
Lacey Underall: You were in the war?
Ty Webb: [limping and patting his hip] No... homo. Much better now, though.
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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 »

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Referenced in Pop Up Video: Movie Magic 1: Movie Theme Songs (1998) See more »

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Mr. Night
Lyrics by Kenny Loggins & Richard Stekol
Music by Kenny Loggins
Recorded by Kenny Loggins
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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An anomaly of a film.
11 May 2017 | by patricio-53898See all my reviews

I've watched this film at least twice a year for a quarter of a century, and the last time I watched it, I realized something: this film is an anomaly. It shouldn't exist as a classic of comedic cinema yet, against all odds, it does. The story is pretty unimportant and there is almost nothing in the way of cogent plot or character development. Furthermore, it objectively fails as pretty much any formulaic type of comedy film. It fails as a romantic comedy, it fails as a coming of age story, and it fails as a class comedy despite its tagline of "the snobs against the slobs". However, like a McDonald's cheeseburger, it's greater than the sum of its parts. Taken individually, their ingredients are awful. But when you put them together, I don't know, it just works. I'm of the opinion that the reason that it remains a classic, and that countless golfers across the world chant "na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na- na-na-na" as they putt, is squarely on the shoulders of the brilliant performances of the cast. Some of the greatest comedic actors of that era, namely Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, and Chevy Chase, are firmly on their A Game here, and are absolutely sublime in this film. And with the help of the great Harold Ramis behind the camera, they raise these characters that should've been easily forgotten to some of the most quoted in the history of comedy. It shouldn't have worked, but it did. This film is not for everyone. If you aren't tickled by these performances, then there's very little to hold your interest. And I get that. But that's the way comedy works. It either hits you or it doesn't. And this film still makes me laugh out loud every single time. And I imagine that it probably always will.


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