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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ty Webb
... Al Czervik
... Judge Elihu Smails
... Danny Noonan
... Carl Spackler
... Maggie O'Hooligan
... Tony D'Annunzio
... Lacey Underall
Dan Resin ... Dr. Beeper
... The Bishop
... Mrs. Noonan
... Mr. Noonan
... Grace
... Lou Loomis
... 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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Some People Just Don't Belong. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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25 July 1980 (USA)  »

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Los locos del Golf  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Harold Ramis suggested that a live animal play the gopher. Rusty Lemorande had been a professional puppeteer through his college years and convinced the team that only with the kind of control you had with a puppet could the quantity of material be filmed. He searched for a suitable creature builder. Companies such as The Henson Company (which became the premier creature builders in the 1980s) did not yet take outside assignments, so Lemorande contacted friends at Walt Disney Imagineering for help. One of the Disney theme park creature designers, Jeff Burke, was willing to create the character but only on a moonlight basis. Lemorande drew a simple sketch, indicating the range of movement the puppet would require and Burke fleshed out the remainder of the creature's design with further input from Lemorande. See more »

Goofs

When Czervik comes into the club and gets into the argument with Judge Smails and Smails tries to choke him, Smails is wearing one tie, but when they retreat to the judge's office to discuss it like adults, according to Tye Webb, and Czervik challenges the judge to play golf for money, the judge is wearing a different tie. See more »

Quotes

[after the gopher takes his ball]
Al Czervik: Hey, that kangaroo just took my ball.
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Crazy Credits

The Gopher dances to "I'm All Right" while end credits began to roll. See more »

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I'm Alright
Lyrics and music by Kenny Loggins
Recorded by Kenny Loggins
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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CLASSIC
13 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

CADDYSHACK is one of the Top 5 funniest movies of all time. The show-stealer is obviously Rodney Dangerfield, who also happens to be the coolest old dude ever. His outrageous lines such as "Did somebody step on a duck?" are all knee-slappers. Another standout is Carl Spackler, played perfectly by Bill Murray. Carl is a goofy groundskeeper that is obsessed with killing a mischevious gopher. Some of the funniest parts in this movie are Murray's ad-libs. Unfortunately, the plotline of the caddies is overlooked by the outstanding performances by comedic stars such as Dangerfield, Murray, Chevy Chase, and Ted Knight. While CADDYSHACK is an absolute classic, CADDYSHACK 2 is a bomb and fails to live up to the hilarity of this one.


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