Sandy Wexler is a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, diligently representing a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business.

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Steven Brill (as Steve Brill)

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Dan Bulla (screenplay by), Paul Sado (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Sandy Wexler
Jennifer Hudson ... Courtney Clarke
Kevin James ... Ted Rafferty
Colin Quinn ... Kevin Connors
Nick Swardson ... Gary Rodgers
Jackie Sandler ... Amy Baskin
Terry Crews ... 'Bedtime' Bobby Barnes
Rob Schneider ... Firuz
Lamorne Morris ... Bling
Aaron Neville ... Willy Clarke
Jane Seymour ... Cindy Marvelle
Sandy Wernick Sandy Wernick ... Peter Marvelle
Luis Guzmán ... Oscar (as Luis Guzman)
Sadie Sandler ... Jesse
Sunny Sandler Sunny Sandler ... Lola
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Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) is a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, diligently representing a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke, a tremendously talented singer whom he discovers at an amusement park. Over the course of a decade, the two of them play out a star-crossed love story. Written by Netflix; edited by Peter Victor

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Comedy

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Trivia

Based on Adam Sandler's real-life talent manager, Sandy Wernick. See more »

Goofs

When Sandy spots and starts talking to Arsenio Hall at the newspaper stand, In the first scene Sandy tucks the newspaper under his arm, then after cutting back to Sandy again in the following scene he can be seen tucking the paper under his arm again. See more »

Quotes

Courtney Clarke: Damn... That's a big ass!
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Crazy Credits

After the first part of the end credits, we get one more wedding testimonial from Mike Judge (playing himself). While the second part of the end credits roll, we hear a prank call that Sandy receives. It's Judge doing the voices of Beavis and Butt-Head (1993). After a few minutes, we see Adam Sandler and Judge recording the conversation. See more »

Connections

Featured in Conan: Adam Sandler/Dana White (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Northern Lights
Written by Dan Bulla and Harvey Mason Jr.
Produced by Harvey Mason Jr.
Performed by Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson appears courtesy of Epic Records
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Surprisingly not bad(even if the 130 minute running time is a bit much)
26 July 2020 | by IonicBreezeMachineSee all my reviews

Netflix's Sandler output has certainly been erratic in terms of quality. The Ridiuclous 6 was probably the worst western themed comedy made since John Candy's unfortunate final film Wagons East, The Do-Over was a marginal improvement but came off as trying to hard to ape the Jon Lucas and Scott Moore shock style of comedy popularized in their films. Sandy Wexler still has many of the tropes and trappings of other films in Sandler's repertoire, but what this film has that others didn't is good naturedness to it that was lacking from his previous comedies. The film stars Adam Sandler as the titular Sandy Wexler a loyal but not all that effective talent manager in 90s Hollywood with an eccentric group of wannabes for clients who range from ventriloquists, to Evel Knievel style stuntmen, and struggling actors/actresses. The story follows Sandy's discovery of the talented Courtney Clarke played with genuine talent and charisma by American Idol winner Jennifer Hudson. Sandy tries to keep himself at a respectable distance even letting her go once he is convinced by others that she'd be better off with a new manager but their paths keep intersecting for one reason or another. Before this movie even came out it was already being trashed because the trailer was nothing but back to back scenes of Sandler using his voice. However this time there is context. While the voice Sandler uses for Sandy can be grating, it is spaced out and the scenes in the trailer are a few instances of him at his most grating and luckilly the film surrounds Sandler most of the time with other actors so his voice has a chance to take a breath. Another point in this films favor is the character of Sandy is an affectionate sendup of Sandler's real life manager so it isn't taken to the ridiculous extremes of say something like Jack and Jill and we're still able to reasonably like Sandy as a character. With that said the movie is WAY to long at 2 hours and 10 minutes and really should've been 90 to 100 minutes at max. But despite it's length problem this is a pleasant enough outing for Sandler fans and reminds us that he does have genuine talent. Despite some rough spots a marginal recommendation.


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Language:

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Release Date:

14 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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