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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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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Let the healing begin See more »

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Comedy

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

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At the bar where Chuck (John Turturro) is trying to get over the fact he was fired from his ice cream man job, the song "Ice Cream Man" by Van Halen is playing. See more »

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When Dr. Rydell and Dave leave the monastery, you can clearly see two passenger vehicles and a patrol car in the background with its lights on controlling traffic as they drive down the road. In the next shot, the trailing vehicles and the patrol car have vanished. See more »

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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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Remade as Mujhse Shaadi Karogi See more »

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Featured in Skull Session: The Making of 'Anger Management' (2003) See more »

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Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
Performed by The Rolling Stones
By Arrangement with ABKCO Records
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I feel pretty....
31 January 2004 | by Robbie14See all my reviews

Anger Management was one of the funniest movies I've seen in a while. Sandler and Nicholson make a great team in this flick. Sure, it's not a real 90's Sandler movie, but it's funny in it's own way.

The story: An easy going man, Dave Buznik, is falsely accused of abuse to a flight attendant. So he has to go through anger management classes, taught by Dr. Buddy Rydell. Little does Dave know of the chaos that goes on in his group, but it's his doctor he has to worry about more. Don't know why? Well, let's just say Buddy needs a little anger management himself.

The acting in this movie is very good, with stars like Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marissa Tomei, John Turturro, Jonathan Loughran, and many more.

Score: ****/*****


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Country:

USA

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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