Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams until discovering she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.

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Peter Segal

Writer:

George Wing
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Henry Roth
Drew Barrymore ... Lucy Whitmore
Rob Schneider ... Ula
Sean Astin ... Doug Whitmore
Lusia Strus ... Alexa
Dan Aykroyd ... Dr. Keats
Amy Hill ... Sue
Allen Covert ... Ten Second Tom
Blake Clark ... Marlin Whitmore
Maya Rudolph ... Stacy
Pomaika'i Brown ... Nick (as Nephi Pomaikai Brown)
Joe Nakashima Joe Nakashima ... Old Hawaiian Man
Peter Dante ... Security Guard
Dom Magwili Dom Magwili ... Security Guard
Jonathan Loughran ... Jennifer
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Henry Roth lives in a Hawaiian paradise with the company of endless women with no strings attached. This is until he meets Lucy Whitmore. Both Henry and Lucy enjoy the company of each other and feel the start of a serious relationship occurring. Approaching Lucy the next day, Henry is confused when Lucy fails to recognize him. This is the moment Henry discovers that Lucy actually suffers from short term memory loss and can't remember each individual day. Henry won't let this stop him and is prepared to make her fall in love with him all over again, each and every day. Written by FilmFanUk

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Imagine having to win over the girl of your dreams... every friggin' day! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for crude sexual humor and drug references | See all certifications »

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Henry (Adam Sandler) and Doug (Sean Astin) had relationship issues with a girl named "Tracy", Henry during college, and Doug in high school however it may be a different Tracy and not the same person. See more »

Goofs

A police officer tickets Lucy for having expired license plates while her truck is legally parked in the parking lot of the pancake house. Since the parking lot is on private property, and Lucy is not driving the truck when the police officer tickets the expired license plate, he does not have a legal right to write her a ticket. (In some cities police can cite cars on private parking lots.) See more »

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[first lines]
Young Woman: So tell me. How was Hawaii?
Tan Friend: It was unbelievable.
Young Woman: Oh yeah? What happened?
Tan Friend: I met this guy.
Red Head: [on the phone] It was the best week of my life.
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Crazy Credits

The first half of the end credits concluded with Adam Sandler's short eulogy to his late father that reads, "This Movie is dedicated to Stanley Sandler. My father, my mentor, my teacher, my coach, my idol, my hero, my family's leader, my mom's best friend, and by far the coolest guy I will have ever known. We will miss you every day, but we will always try to make you proud." See more »

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Referenced in Real Rob: Opening Night (2015) See more »

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Happy Birthday Dear Dad
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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This is what you call a 'feel-good' film
23 November 2005 | by EvilNeverDiesSee all my reviews

The basic storyline of 50 First Dates: Henry Roth lives in Hawaii and spend his time wooing women who are visiting the island, simply because there is little chance of commitment. Then he meets Lucy Whitmore. One day they hit it off, and the next she doesn't even recognise him. It turns out that she suffers from short-term memory loss, and every day he tries to win her over once more. Firstly, I have to say that 50 First Dates is a really funny film. It isn't overly stupid, but it's not subtle either. But underneath the humour is where I believe this film's true beauty lies. It shows love in a way that I have never seen in another film before. From the way that her family sacrifices everything to keep her happy, and blissfully unaware of her condition, to Henry who, despite the fact that he could have just about any woman that he wanted, decides that he wants to be with Lucy, regardless of the fact that he has to meet her for the first time every day. Henry's character undergoes somewhat of a transformation in front of our eyes. The film starts off with him coming across as somewhat of a pig (well, to us women anyway :)), and by the end of the film, we truly admire him. He even sacrifices his dream so that he can be with Lucy, and help her to move on with her life. The film isn't really predictable, either. For example, I spent the entire films assuming that the ending would be somewhat different. Although romcoms almost always have happy endings, this one damn near had me in tears. And it wasn't even sad. I never knew what a feel-good film was until I saw this...highly recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hawaiian | Mandarin

Release Date:

13 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fifty First Dates See more »

Filming Locations:

Blackstone Bay, Alaska, USA See more »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,852,237, 15 February 2004

Gross USA:

$120,908,074

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$198,520,934
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2.39 : 1
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