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Happy Gilmore (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 16 February 1996 (USA)
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A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.

Director:

Dennis Dugan
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68 ( 45)
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Happy Gilmore
Christopher McDonald ... Shooter McGavin
Julie Bowen ... Virginia Venit
Frances Bay ... Grandma
Carl Weathers ... Chubbs
Allen Covert ... Otto
Robert Smigel ... IRS Agent
Bob Barker ... Bob Barker
Richard Kiel ... Mr. Larson
Dennis Dugan ... Doug Thompson
Joe Flaherty ... Jeering Fan
Lee Trevino Lee Trevino ... Self
Kevin Nealon ... Potter
Verne Lundquist Verne Lundquist ... Announcer
Jared Van Snellenberg Jared Van Snellenberg ... Happy's Waterbury Caddy
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Storyline

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 <kevin@mitchell.mdn.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He doesn't play golf... he destroys it.

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some comic sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Around 30 minutes of the film were cut in order to obtain the PG-13 rating. See more »

Goofs

Obvious knee pads on the IRS agent Happy throws through the door of his grandmother's house. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[opening narration voice over]
Happy Gilmore: 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]
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Alternate Versions

On the Fox version, many examples of product placement are cut out: Sports Illustrated becomes "the pros", all references to Subway are cut, "a Pepsi" becomes "some breakfast", and most of the final shot(where Happy shoots his ball through the stands) is cut due to a Subway flag. See more »


Soundtracks

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Written by David Paton, Billy Lyall (as William Lyall)
Performed by Pilot
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under License from CEMA Special Markets
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User Reviews

 
Happy Gilmore was a good show.
28 February 2020 | by soloalabeSee all my reviews

I find that Happy Gilmore was a good show, it shows that a moron can find love (which is that girl at the end) which is a very good thing to have in life, this is a review. Certainly a review! Yes, im trying to make it longer.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adam Sandler's Happy Gilmore See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,514,125, 18 February 1996

Gross USA:

$38,824,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,205,099
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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