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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.

Director:

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}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Let the healing begin See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

Locos de ira See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dave Buznik (Adam Sandler) says to Frank Head (Kurt Fuller), "Have fun looking like Colonel Klink" (of Hogan's Heroes (1965)). One year earlier, Fuller played Werner Klemperer playing Colonel Klink in Auto Focus (2002). See more »

Goofs

In the car, Dave's seatbelt is twisted/straight between shots. See more »

Quotes

Buddy: Take off your clothes, I have a relaxing technique I want to show you, it will be good for you.
David: You wanna see me naked Buddy?
Buddy: Are you a homophobe Dave?
David: No, I'm a pulling-out-my-penis-in-front-of-you-aphobe.
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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

In the TV version, Chuck's line "Oh, sorry. That's a letter I'm writing to Geraldo Rivera" is changed to "Oh, sorry. That's a letter I'm writing to my father." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Documentary Now!: DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

On & On
Written and Performed by Stephen Bishop
Published by Stephen Bishop Music Publishing Co.
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
Under license from Spirit Music Group
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Nicholson, Sandler, what a pair!
17 April 2003 | by comwhiz2002See all my reviews

This movie is purely wonderful slapstick. Jack Nicholson as the quirky anger management therapist Dr. Buddy Rydell and Adam Sandler as patient Dave Buznik. It's amazing to see how insane yet practical Rydell's (Nicholson) methods are. A great movie to see if you're a Nicholson and/or Sandler fan.


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