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Golf Punks (1998)

An out-of-work golf pro gets pulled into teaching the game to the "Bad News Bears" equivalent of young golfers at a public course.


Harvey Frost (as F. Harvey Frost)


Jill Mazursky

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Arnold ... Al Oliver
James Kirk ... Peter
Rene Tardif Rene Tardif ... Allister McGrath
Katelyn Wallace Katelyn Wallace ... Christina
Rhys Huber Rhys Huber ... Billy
Neil Denis Neil Denis ... Thork
Tarik Batal ... Raghad
Katrina Pratt Katrina Pratt ... Mai
Greg Thirloway ... Bo
Cory Fry Cory Fry ... Cameron
Alf Humphreys ... Jack (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Elizabeth Carol Savenkoff ... Nancy
Jano Frandsen Jano Frandsen ... Trip Davis
French Tickner French Tickner ... Burt
Lee Taylor Lee Taylor ... Harry


An out-of-work golf pro gets pulled into teaching the game to the "Bad News Bears" equivalent of young golfers at a public course.

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No wonder everyone is teed off.


Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »



Canada | USA



Release Date:

6 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Golf Punks See more »

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The sign to a hole at the Vista Creek golf course shows the name of the real course - Canyon Meadows. This is seen at the toward the beginning of the movie, when Peter and his friend see Allister McGrath sneak off onto the course and fire off a few balls. See more »


Jack: [looks at the written figure of the fees for joining a sports club] Oh another digit and it could almost be a telephone number.
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We All Wind Up In A Hole
Music & Lyrics by Doug Berlent
Published by Media Right Music
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Wasn't National Lampoon famous for doing comedy?

I think the concept for "Golf Punks" was something like, "Caddyshack" meets "The Bad News Bears". Trouble with that idea is that those films are some 15-20 years old. At the end of the 1990s, is there still a demand among moviegoers (or even video renters) for ragtag-band-of-lovable-losers-wins-the-big-match flicks?

National Lampoon used to attach its name to funny movies a long, long time ago. Remember "Animal House"? The "Vacation" series? For the past dozen years or so, quality has steadily declined. With "Golf Punks," National Lampoon has hit bottom. I can't recall another comedy so completely laugh-free. There's no humor, no drama, no triumph of the human spirit, no nothing. Just a few silly camera tricks that give the impression that the movie was made by a few high school students fooling around in the editing room.

Maybe National Lampoon will bounce back. If it's any consolation, it's hard to see how it can get any worse than this.

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