Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.
A Hockey player wannabe finds out that he has the most powerful golf drive in history. He joins the P.G.A. tour to make some money to save grandma's house. The downside is that his hockey player mentality doesn't really go on the P.G.A. tour. Especially with the favorite to win the championship.Written by
Kevin Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Happy is struck by the VW Bug right after hitting his tee shot onto the green. After the doctor gives his advice and Happy says "I have to play" he is shown teeing off again, the commentator stating "this is the first time he's failed to outdrive McGavin". He would have had to putt and complete the hole before teeing off again. See more »
[opening narration voice over]
My name is Happy Gilmore. Ever since I was old enough to skate, I loved hockey. I wasn't really the greatest skater though. But that didn't stop my dad from teaching me the secret of smacking his greatest slap shot.
[Young Happy, hits a hard plastic ball into his father's forehead]
See more »
When the tour managers are discussing whether to keep Happy on the tour he can be heard cursing on the TV in the background. On the TV version he clearly punctuates the discussion with "Piece of monkey sh*t!". Whereas on the video versions there are muffled, unspecified swear words.
Happy tells Chubbs that golf requires "goofy pants and a fat ass". On television airings, "ass" is poorly overdubbed with "can".
Carry On Wayward Son
Written by Kerry Livgren
Performed by Kansas
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more »
Violence, hockey, vulgarity ... all the good stuff!
My favorite Adam Sandler movie.
I just think it aligns perfectly with his comic persona. He seems to fit this character perfectly. It's the kind of adolescent silliness that I gravitate toward. I can't tell you how happy I was that my 9 year-old seemed to approve ("That was a very good movie"). And she's way more mature than her old man is.
It's not just the character of Happy Gilmore that's memorable here, but also Shooter McGavin, and Christopher McDonald deserves credit for making the entitled jackass a solid villain. Same for Carl Weathers, and you would think he'd be slumming it here, but he sure doesn't show it.
Best of all? Out-of-Nowhere Bob Barker; secure enough in his celebrity to openly parody it with a free-for-all fistfight.
Tell me "The Price is Wrong, b***h!" isn't one of Sandler's best lines.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this