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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.

Director:

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

As of January 2017, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, and Michael O'Keefe are the only three living main cast members of the film. Ted Knight died in 1986, and Rodney Dangerfield died in 2004. See more »

Goofs

The lamp on the desk that the Judge pushes to the right doesn't have a cord. See more »

Quotes

Carl Spackler: I got to get into this dude's pelt and crawl around for a few days. Who's the gopher's ally. His friends. The harmless squirrel and the friendly rabbit.
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Crazy Credits

The "Produced by Douglas Kenney" credit is wiped away with Danny riding past it. See more »

Alternate Versions

The candy bar scene was replaced with Ty getting on Carl's big lawnmower, which wasn't shown in the theatrical version. See more »


Soundtracks

Something on Your Mind
Written by Hilly Michaels and Morgan Walker
Performed by Hilly Michaels
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
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If you love this film, when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness
14 November 2000 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

So now you've got that going for you, which is nice.

Inspired by Brian Doyle-Murray's experiences as a caddy in his youth, this wild, anarchic film is about more than just golf. Without a doubt, it's my favorite comedy, and might even be one of the greatest movies of all time. There is not a single scene without comedic chaos.

Director Harold Ramis is barely able to contain the insanity. There is honestly so much in Caddyshack, there's enough for ten movies, hardly surprising since the first draft of the screenplay was 199 pages long while the first cut of the film run for 310 minutes. I imagine that there's enough cut out to make whole new Caddyshack movies. There are about five different plots developing at once throughout the movie, the funniest of which is Carl Spackler's (having been licensed to kill by the 'Government of the United Nations') attempts to assassinate a rogue gopher tearing up the golf course.

Each and every actor battles with each other, and it's hard to nail down exactly who runs away with the movie, but if I absolutely HAD to choose, I'd say that Rodney Dangerfield's sleazy, slobbish, overly-friendly, and gratuitously tipping character is the most wonderful thing about it. He is the perfect foil for Judge Smails (an utterly perfectly-cast Ted Knight), a pompous, bad-tempered, self-important hypocrite who wants to reserve the pretentious Bushwood Country Club for snobs and gentlemen (despite being far from a gentleman himself).

If you like comedy quotes, Caddyshack is a goldmine. There are hundreds, literally hundreds, of lines worthy of repeating in real life. You could literally get by, from cradle to the grave, just quoting Caddyshack, and it would bring you nothing but pure happiness and good fortune.


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