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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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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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11 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Locos de ira  »

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Box Office

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$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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Trivia

At the same time this movie was shooting the hospital scene on the ramps at Columbia University, Comedy Central was filming Porn 'n Chicken (2002) right outside. In fact, the graduation set for Porn 'n Chicken is in the distance outside the glass wall. Kurt Fuller (Frank Head) appeared in both films. See more »

Goofs

At the airport before Dave kisses Linda, he looks over and sees Buddy sitting on the bench. But after Dave boards the plane - obviously before Buddy - Buddy is already seated waving Dave to sit next to him. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Buddy Rydell: In Europe, it's not considered unusual for three of four men to share a bed.
Dave Buznik: That's why I'm proud to be an American.
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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 »

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References Tommy Boy (1995) See more »

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The Only Way (Is the Wrong Way)
Written by Richard Patrick (as Richard Michael Patrick) and Geno Lenardo
Published by EMI April Music Inc. o/b/o itself and Happy Ditties From Paradise
Performed by Filter
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Nicholson, Sandler, what a pair!
17 April 2003 | by See 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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