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

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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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Storyline

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

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

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UK podcast The Sandler Pit considered the film one of Sandler's better offerings and allowed the film residence in their hallowed 'Sandler Castle'. See more »

Goofs

We see an Epson Stylus inkjet printer but hear the sound of a dot-matrix printer. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Rainbow
Written by E.Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen
Performed by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Courtesy of The Mountain Apple Company Hawaii
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Hilarious
24 January 2005 | by christian123See all my reviews

50 First Dates is a very funny movie and for Sandler its one of his best. Adam Sandler plays Henry Roth, a womanizing marine biologist afraid to commit, who falls for the woman of his dreams, played by Drew Barrymore. Unfortunately, she has a brain disorder that makes her forget everything that happened the day before whenever she falls asleep, so every day, he needs to win her over and make her fall in love with him anew. The plot is nothing new as this movie is a cross between Memento and Groundhog Day both very good movies. What makes this movie work is the chemistry between Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler since they work so great together and make the film fun and also this film is better then Sandler's last effort Anger Management. Sandler is great in this film and he is one of the funniest comedians around today. Drew Barrymore is very good in her role as Lucy and she makes up for the horrible Duplex. The supporting cast is also very good with the best being Sean Austin. Rob Schneider has a small role in this film but he still manages to draw some laughs. The last main part of the cast is Dan Aykroyd and his role isn't very memorable. This movie has good intentions and some sad moments like when Lucy finds out she can never have her memory restored or when she sees pictures of herself from the accident. However, there's also some gross humor so I think this movie can appeal to everyone under the age of 21. Rating 8/10 one of the funniest movies of the year and a must see if you want a good comedy.


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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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Box Office

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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