A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.

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Dennis Dugan
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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>

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

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Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Allen Covert (Otto), and Joe Flaherty (Jeering Fan)) all appeared on the sitcom The King of Queens (1998). Sandler's appearance was uncredited. Stiller's appearance was uncredited on that sitcom as it was in this film. Covert played 2 different characters on that sitcom. Flaherty had a recurring role on that sitcom as the priest, Father McAndrew. See more »

Goofs

At his first tournament Happy "addresses" the ball on hole 1, swings, and misses. This counts as a stroke, but on the leader board on 18 it shows he got a hole-in-one on hole 1. This kind of mistake is made repeatedly throughout the movie. See more »

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[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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The End appears before the end credits roll. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version aired on Fox has all featured product placements removed. For example, "Sports Illustrated" becomes "the pros", "free Subway for life" becomes "Free sandwiches for life", and Happy's T-shirt has the Subway logo digitally removed. See more »

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Rock And Roll Part 2
Written by Gary Glitter, Mike Leander
Performed by Gary Glitter
Courtesy of Laurence Myers Limited
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Apollo Creed with a wooden hand!! funny as hell
30 April 2000 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

Adam Sandler has a very funny movie here that works like no other since Caddyshack. Sandler plays a lazy guy who has to save his grandmother's house from being removed. So, he starts to play golf in a way that only Sandler can. He is also instructed by Carl Weathers (who memorably played Apollo Creed in Rokcy), and wathcing his scenes I had to leave the theater from laughing so much (he had a wooden hand and it always gets knocked off). Sandler knows how to keep people rolling in the ailes, and this proves it. A++


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Country:

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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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1.85 : 1
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