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

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16 February 1996 (USA)  »

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Adam Sandler's Happy Gilmore  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,624,000
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Before his first tournament, Happy asks Chubbs why he didn't play a real sport, "like football, or somethin'." Carl Weathers, who played Chubbs, was a professional football player before becoming an actor. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the batting cage sequence there is a wide shot of Happy and Chubbs where you can clearly see that the right side of the batting cage is wide open with no fence enclosing it. The fence was most likely removed to accommodate the camera for the earlier batting cage interior scene. 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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Rock And Roll Part 2
Written by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander
Performed by Gary Glitter
Courtesy of Laurence Myers Limited
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Surprisingly pretty okay
19 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Time and experience has made me loath to watch nearly any movie starring an SNL alumni. Yet every now and then one rises from the comedic swamp that is actually better than the rest of the stable. This is one of them. I avoided seeing this movie until now. After viewing it I was pleasantly surprised. I admit that I didn't expect much so I was quite ready to 'diss' this movie. And, indeed, there are places where you're not sure something was supposed to be funny or not, but the movie doesn't dwell. The pacing keeps it alive and interesting. It's good to see Richard Kiel again. Carl Weathers is a hoot with his wooden prosthetic hand and obviously longer arm. He should do more comedy. And Bob Barker!! A great and memorable inclusion. The only real disappointment was the rather abrupt ending. It didn't go off with a bang - it faded. Abraham Lincoln? Why? Why not. His sudden brief appearance for no reason is always funny. Bottomline: if you find the need to watch a movie from the line of SNL players - this is a good recommendation. I didn't kick myself afterward like I have with Will Ferrell flicks, etc.


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