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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 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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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"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

In the scene where Dave Buznick is preparing breakfast for Buddy Rydell, there is a difference between the eggs that Dave Buznick cracks into the frying pan and the eggs that are served to Buddy Rydell. When Dave Buznick cracks the egg on the edge of the pan, he also broke the membrane of the yolk causing the egg yolk to run. The egg that Dave Buznick serves to Buddy Rydell does not have a broken yolk. See more »

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Lou: Eskimos seem nice.
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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

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 Dinner for Five: Episode #3.7 (2004) See more »

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Life Is Good
Written by Lloyd Neal
Published by Spirit One Music
Performed by Junk
Courtesy of Spirit Music Group
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Jack definitely takes over Sandler, Anger Management is good for a few laughs
23 November 2003 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

I saw this movie in the theater with my father and I have to say even though Sandler can annoy me most of the time, this is one of his better comedies. I think he owes that to Jack Nicholson's performance, since Jack can carry a film so well he also makes the jokes into perfect cues and great laughs. Adam does a good job as well, both actors worked very well together and actually have great chemistry. I think everyone would agree that their version of "I feel pretty" was just so awesome and beyond hilarious. It was also nice to see that this wasn't a typical Sandler film filled with predictable cameo's of his friends, so it showed that he could carry the film without doing the common predictability.

Dave is a man who designs cat suits for fat cats, he has a beautiful girlfriend, Linda, and seems to have it together, only he's actually pretty taken advantage of by his boss and Linda's ex boyfriend. He lets a lot of things go. One day when he is on a plane, he is accused of "assulting" a flight attendant and racist marks, despite the situation actually being the opposite. But he is sent to anger management anyways and is being mentored by Dr. Buddy Rydell, a bit of a psychotic, but this proves Dave's "internal" anger and turns out to prove that Dave does need help and who might be crazier in life.

Anger Management is sometimes a bit silly, but I love this comedy, it's always good for so many laughs. Buddy was just so awesome in that scene where he has to pull his car out of the parking spot, but there is another car blocking him and he just handles it "his way", you'll have to see. Adam and Jack were great together and I would recommend this film for anyone. Like I said, it's not a typical Sandler film and really works well.

7/10


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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2003 (USA) See more »

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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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2.35 : 1
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