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 with balls! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

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Trivia

While the movie was filmed in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the country club was supposed to be located in Nebraska. In preparation for filming certain scenes, the production spent many days spray-painting the grass blue around the clubhouse. See more »

Goofs

When Spaulding is stealing drinks at the fancy dinner and accidentally drinks a drink with a cigarette butt in it, his bow tie is clipped to his left shirt collar. Immediately afterward, when he stumbles out the front door of the club, the bow tie is clipped on his right collar. See more »

Quotes

Carl Spackler: [preparing to dynamite the gopher tunnel] In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher'.
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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 Family Guy: Livin' on a Prayer (2012) See more »

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Boogie Wonderland
Written by Jon Lind (as John Land) and Allee Willis
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
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A little gem...
25 June 2006 | by nitedrive73See all my reviews

This is actually one of the funniest comedies I have ever watched,seemingly with no arty ambitions(which is quite a relief at times,especially when you feel low)at all and with plenty of "low" humor,presented with warmth and heart.

The cast makes this movie(the script could have been a disaster in the wrong hands and with the wrong actors)a true pleasure to watch.

We get to know a young caddy named Danny with high ambitions to raise money for college one way or the other,but the true highlight is Bill Murray's somewhat dopey/crazy green keeper who spends most of his time trying to eradicate chipmunks from the golf course,with the persistence of a madman. Very early eighties in all aspects,but in a positive way. Well worth your time,especially on a gloomy day.


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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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Company Credits

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Orion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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