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
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 »
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 »
[preparing to dynamite the gopher tunnel]
In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher'.
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The Gopher dances to "I'm All Right" while end credits began to roll. See more »
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!"
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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