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The Waterboy (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 6 November 1998 (USA)
A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bobby Boucher
... Mama Boucher
... Coach Klein
... Vicki Vallencourt
... Red Beaulieu
... Derek Wallace (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
... Farmer Fran
... Gee Grenouille
... Lyle Robideaux
... Casey Bugge
... Paco
... Walter
... Townie
Todd Holland ... Greg Meaney
Robert Kokol ... Professor
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Storyline

Bobby Boucher is the lowly waterboy for a college football team, until the coach discovers his amazing talent for tackling people much bigger than him. He signs the Waterboy as the new star player, but Bobby must keep it secret from his overbearing and domineering mother. Written by Travis Kennedy

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Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some crude sexual humor | See all certifications »

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6 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,414,071, 8 November 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$161,491,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$185,991,646
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Trivia

When the film was released in November of 1998, it was preceded by the trailer for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). Many Star Wars fans who were not fans of Adam Sandler paid the full admission price and sat through the trailer, then left the theater. See more »

Goofs

On the last play of the Bourbon Bowl, Bobby throws a pass to the quarterback for the winning touchdown. The QB is running down the left sideline looking over his right shoulder, and reaches back to catch the pass with his left hand, while beginning to fall on his left side. But in the next shot, shown from beyond the endzone, he is seen falling on his right side. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Boucher: Good luck on the upcoming play.
West Mississippi Lineman: I'll be playing with your mama tonight.
Bobby Boucher: [stares at him] Sixty-two...
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Bloodsucking Freaks (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Devil Went Down to Georgia
Written by Charlie Daniels, Tom Crain, Fred Edwards, Taz Di Gregorio (as Taz DiGregorio),
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Check your brain, then get ready to laugh
5 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

A lot of people are shocked at how dumb, unbelievable, and campy this movie is. Obviously they've lived in a cave and never seen an Adam Sandler movie before.

You don't watch Adam Sandler for a cerebral workout. You'll never see him starring opposite Anthony Hopkins or Merryl Streep. Okay, I realize his IS cast opposite Oscar-Winner Kathy Bates, but don't confuse me with details. This movie is just a bunch of jokes wrapped around a weak plot.

Still, the jokes are really funny. I don't usually laugh out loud at the movies, but I guffawed at many parts of this movie. If nothing else, it stimulates the Three Stooges area of the frontal lobe of your brain.

On the down side, Rob Schneider must be a good friend, because his role was obviously a last-minute toss in. Schneider is not funny in this movie and his "lines" are by far the campiest element of this movie.

Still, it was amazing how the crowd with which I saw it reacted to the football scenes in the movie. I looked around and everyone was anxious or cheering like they're best friend was playing in the Super Bowl. Also, this is the hardest I've seen an audience laugh since "There's Something About Mary".

In short, if you can accept the fact that the plot is completely unbelievable and just watch it for laughs, you will enjoy this movie. If you're looking for Oscar-winning drama, go elsewhere.


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