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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:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Adam Sandler donated copies of this movie to U.S. military bases supporting Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom in the Persian Gulf as soon as it was released. The donated version contains a five-minute introduction by Adam Sandler, who personally thanks the troops for what they are doing. See more »

Goofs

In a sunny shot of the outside of Dave's apartment building, we see an obvious shadow of a camera operator on a lift. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Buddy Rydell: Dave assaulted a female flight attendant in mid-air.
Stacy: Nice.
Gina: I bet you beat her good.
Dave Buznik: I didn't beat anybody. I touched a woman...
Chuck: Liar, bullshitter, you're a WOMAN BEATER! And you can't admit it, because you're a deluded piece of garbage!
Dave Buznik: I don't know about all that but... now I know why you're here.
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks to CONRAD GOODE for getting in a fight at that bar and inspiring us to make this movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Chrisley Knows Best: Anger Management (2014) See more »

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Steppin' Out with My Baby
Written by Irving Berlin
Published by Irving Berlin Music Company
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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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