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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}

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Trivia

Adam Sandler originally tried to get Eddie Murphy for the role of Dr. Buddy Rydell. Robert De Niro, Bill Murray, and Dustin Hoffman were also considered for the role. See more »

Goofs

When Kendra is in the Red Sox outfit, the bra clasp has no flower when she is about to take it off. In the next scene there is a flower in the middle of the bra. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Buddy Rydell: Now then we need to go over some ground rules. You are to refrain from any any acts of violence including verbal assault and vulgar hand gestures. You may not use rage enhancing substances, such as caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, crack cocaine, slippy-flippy's, jelly stingers, trick sticks, bing bangs or flying willards.
Dave Buznik: How about fiddle-faddles?
Dr. Buddy Rydell: Under my supervision. Also, if you are unable to stop masturbating, please do so without the use of any pornographic images depicting quote, unquote '...
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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 »

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Referenced in Strictly Background (2007) See more »

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Innocent Man
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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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