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
Naked-lady tees are real, and usually come packed with exploding golf balls. See more »
In the scene at the beginning of the "illegal" match, when Ty and Al pull up in Al's car, you can see the boom mic visible as a reflection in the car door after Ty shuts the door (and slams his fingers in it). See more »
[carrying Czervik's golf bag]
What do you got in here, rocks?
Are you kiddin'? When I was your age, I would lug fifty pounds of ice up five, six flights of stairs!
[puts down Czervik's bag, exasperated]
[opens compartment in golf bag, revealing radio]
So let's dance!
[turns on Journey's "Any Way You Want It," high volume]
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On certain cable airings of the film, the text in the end credits is white instead of yellow. See more »
Movie version: Ty Webb to Danny: "Do you take drugs, Danny?" Danny: "Every day" Ty: "Good. So, what's the problem?" TV Version: Ty Webb to Danny: "Do you take drugs, Danny?" Danny: "No" Ty: Good. So, what's the problem?" See more »
Has a fair amount of laugh-worthy moments despite being slightly dull and unfocused
CADDYSHACK is yet another movie that everyone else but me has seen until now (apparently). It's directed by Harold Ramis and features Bill Murray and Chevy Chase in their prime, along with Rodney Dangerfield. Why wouldn't it be good? Well, if 90 minutes of improvisation with little to no plot is your idea of good comedy (and considering comedies these days, there are a lot of people who feel that way), then you'll feel right at home. For me, there were a number of individually funny bits from each of the main cast members, but the unfocused, episodic nature of the story kept me from being invested too much in the goings-on at this snooty country club. The best running gag is one that everyone is probably familiar with: Bill Murray and the gopher. But it was only funny in and of itself, feeling mostly tangential to the story (or to justify Bill Murray's presence). There was the potential to do a satire on class conflict, but Rodney Dangerfield threw a wrench in that (most of his bits didn't work for me at all). Chevy Chase got to do some of his shtick as well, but overall it felt like all the cast members were just trying to show each other up instead of being a real ensemble cast. I will say that the soundtrack, heavily featuring Kenny Loggins, was quite good though. Ultimately, I did laugh a handful of times but the script and its execution left a lot to be desired.
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