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Anger Management (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 April 2003 (USA)
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Dave Buznik is a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to an anger management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor.

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Peter Segal

Writer:

David Dorfman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Dave Buznik
Jack Nicholson ... Dr. Buddy Rydell
Marisa Tomei ... Linda
Luis Guzmán ... Lou (as Luis Guzman)
Allen Covert ... Andrew
Lynne Thigpen ... Judge Brenda Daniels
Kurt Fuller ... Frank Head
Jonathan Loughran ... Nate
Krista Allen ... Stacy
January Jones ... Gina
Woody Harrelson ... Galaxia / Security Guard Gary
John Turturro ... Chuck
Kevin Nealon ... Sam
Conrad Goode ... Bailiff / Lexus Man
Gina Gallego ... Bar Waitress
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Storyline

Mild-mannered timid businessman Dave Buznik works for a pet clothing company out of New York City. He's got an abrasive boss named Mr. Frank Head who frequently takes credit for his work and steps on him in return. He's got a loving girlfriend, Linda, whose best friend is her condescending college ex, Andrew. But when a misunderstanding aboard an airplane goes haywire, Dave is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell, who is an unpredictable, psychopathic character. As the relationship between Dave and Buddy becomes more tense, when the unorthodox treatment wreaks havoc Dave's life, and Buddy might be the only one who can save him from a problem he recognizes right away in his patient, that could only get worse. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for crude sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,220,847, 13 April 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$135,645,823

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$195,745,823
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

"Meatball" the cat really wasn't husky, but instead was fitted in a fat-suit. According to moviemistakes.com, fans were brought in to keep him from overheating. See more »

Goofs

The screening of Tomcats on the plane jumps between scenes out of chronological order each time the screen is shown. See more »

Quotes

Dave Buznik: Oh my goodness. Bobby Knight. You're in this group?
Bobby Knight: Yea, this is my first day.
Dave Buznik: It's my first day also.
Bobby Knight: I hope this class cures me.
Dave Buznik: Working on the anger problem?
Bobby Knight: Anger? Isn't this sexaholics anonymous?
Dave Buznik: Oh. No I think that's down the hall.
Bobby Knight: [throws his book down] Well to HELL WITH THIS! I'm going home!
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Crazy Credits

There are no credits for actors, directors, producers, etc. at the start of the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK DVD includes the deleted scene with John McEnroe in the film, instead of in the bonus features. Also, when Dave hears someone approaching, while in the bathroom, he opens the stall door and finds Meatball the cat, instead of Nancy. See more »

Connections

References The Waterboy (1998) See more »

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Innocent Man
Written by: Scott Nickoley and Jamie Dunlap
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Pretty darn funny!
23 November 2003 | by SpaceygirlSee all my reviews

I absolutely LOVED "Anger Management"! If you've got a screwball sense of humour, it will definitely appeal to you. The cast is magnificent - Adam Sandler is in top form, Jack Nicholson is...well, he's Jack. With support from Marisa Tomei, Luis Guzman, Krista Allen and the wonderful John Turturro, the talent is amazing. The script sparkles with witticisms and the direction is flawless. What I loved most about this film is the setting - New York City is just as much a character as Dave Buznick and Doctor Rydell. Amazing stuff!


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