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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

Gross USA:

$135,645,823

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$195,745,823
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The shots of the Boston Medical Center are of Alfred Lerner Hall, the student center at Columbia University. See more »

Goofs

In the first "group" session the position of Lou's t-shirt changes several times between shots (covering/not covering his stomach). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Buddy Rydell: Jibber jabber jibber jabbering, mumbo jumbo, denial, key-key-key-key-key-key!
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Crazy Credits

Our thoughts and prayers go out to LYNNE THIGPEN and her family. She was a great actress and a great lady. 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 Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart of Glass
Written by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein (as Christopher Stein)
Published by Chrysalis Music/Monster Island Music
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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Check your Anger on the way out
18 May 2003 | by mick987gSee all my reviews

Let me start off by saying that I am not a big Adam Sandler fan. But this movie was hilarious. Nicholson and Sandler work very well together.

John Turturro as usual plays his part well as Chuck.

Marisa Tomei part is good but as a Tomei fan it is not enough

How every Jack Nicholson is his usual psycho funny self in this movie. Pushing the envelope so far with Sandlers character Dave Buznik.

1 hour and 41 minutes passed like the wind.

And please keep watch Woody Harrelson like you have never seen him before. Try not to give too much away here with that one. But somewhere in this movie you will see what I mean

Hope you enjoy the movie as much as I did


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