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Happy Gilmore (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 16 February 1996 (USA)
A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.

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A Hockey player wannabe finds out that he has the most powerful golf drive in history. He joins the P.G.A. tour to make some money to save grandma's house. The downside is that his hocky player mentality doesn't really go on the P.G.A. tour. Especially with the favorite to win the championship. Written by Kevin Mitchell <kevin@mitchell.mdn.com>

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He doesn't play golf... he destroys it.

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for language and some comic sexuality | See all certifications »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,624,000 (USA)
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Trivia

In real life, the PGA does have a tournament called The Tour Championship. It is played annually in September, at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, and is the final event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Unlike its movie counterpart, however, it is not considered one of golf's Major championships, and the winner does not take home a gold jacket. See more »

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When the movers are at Grandma's House, they bet that Happy can't hit the ball. After he swings, the ball can be seen being pulled back through his legs, under the grass. This is visible throughout the movie in several spots. See more »

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[first lines]
[opening narration voice over]
Happy Gilmore: My name is Happy Gilmore. Ever since I was old enough to skate, I loved hockey. I wasn't really the greatest skater though. But that didn't stop my dad from teaching me the secret of smacking his greatest slap shot.
[Young Happy, hits a hard plastic ball into his father's forehead]
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Referenced in Van Wilder (2002) See more »

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Wooly Bully
Written by Domingo Samudio (as Sam Samudio)
Performed by Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs (as Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs)
Courtesy of Polydor Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and Television Licensing
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Sandler's Best
4 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is Sandler's best movie to date. I could watch this movie 50 times and still laugh. It doesn't get any better than this, except for Tommy Boy! Sandler can only go downhill from here, Waterboy was dumb compared to this. Goddamn I hate that Bob Barker, Classic!!!


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