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
Unsurprisingly, the movie is a huge favorite among golfers and golf fans. Tiger Woods so adores the movie that he played Carl Spackler in an American Express commercial that included references to many of the movie's most famous scenes. See more »
The first time Lacey Underall appears, she is walking towards a bunch of caddies and holding a tennis racket. Moments later, she gets to the group of people and holding a golf glove. See more »
[to Al Czervik]
Hey, don't put yourself down. You're not, uh... you're not... you're not good. You stink.
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On certain cable airings of the film, the text in the end credits is white instead of yellow. 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!"
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
Music by Burt Bacharach
[Instrumental version plays on the locker room P.A.] See more »
Superb comedy. Often copied but never duplicated.
Dangerfield is hilarious as usual and Ted Knight is also superbly funny. I think Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield steal the show which isn't easy in a movie with Bill Murray and Chevy Chase. After watching this movie several times, however, it is Ted Knight who still gets the most laughs. His arrogant, upper-crust Judge Smails is a classic comedy performance and the perfect antagonist for Rodney Dangerfield. Bill Murray is a goofball groundskeeper who is also over-the-top stupid in his battle against a gopher. Chevy Chase is actually sort of a straight guy as the golf pro in this move and it works well for him. I have seen many attempts to copy this movie over the years but rarely has there been anything that came close. 8/10
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