DVD 92 mins IMDB 6.8 (22,454 votes)
PG-13
Happy Gilmore
Universal Studios (1996)
In Collection
#43

My Rating:
9

Seen It:
Yes
Comedy
USA  /  English

Adam Sandler Happy Gilmore
Christopher McDonald Shooter McGavin
Julie Bowen Virginia Venit
Frances Bay Grandma Gilmore
Carl Weathers Chubbs Peterson
Allen Covert Otto
Robert Smigel I.R.S. Agent
Bob Barker Himself
Richard Kiel Mr. Larson
Dennis Dugan Doug Thompson
Joe Flaherty Donald
Lee Trevino Himself
Kevin Nealon Gary Potter
Verne Lundquist Himself
Jared Van Snellenberg Happy's Waterbury Caddy

Director Dennis Dugan
Producer Robert Simonds
Writer Tim Herlihy; Adam Sandler
Cinematography Arthur Albert
Musician Tom Adams; Larry G. Goldman; Mark Mothersbaugh
User Credit 1 Jeff Gourson; Steve R. Moore
User Credit 2 Tish Monaghan

Adam Sandler fans are sure to enjoy this no-brainer comedy, but everyone else is strongly advised to proceed with caution. Before scoring a more enjoyable hit with his 1998 comedy The Wedding Singer, the former Saturday Night Live goofball played Happy Gilmore, a hot-tempered guy whose dreams of hockey stardom elude him. But when he discovers his gift for driving golf balls hundreds of yards, he joins a pro tour to win the prize money needed to rescue his beloved grandma's home from IRS repossession. The trouble is, Happy's not so happy. He's got a temper that frequently flares on the golf course (he even dukes it out with celebrity golfer Bob Barker), but a retired golf pro (Carl Weathers) and a compassionate publicist (Julie Bowen) help him to perfect his putting game and adjust his confrontational attitude. How much you enjoy this lunacy depends on your tolerance for Sandler's loudmouthed schtick and a shocking number of blatant product-placement endorsements, but if you're looking for broad comedy you've come to the right teeoff spot. --Jeff Shannon

Edition Details
Barcode 025192015120
Region Region 1
Chapters 16
Release Date 5/6/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Subtitles Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Language and some comic sexuality.
User Text 2 He doesn't play golf... he destroys it.
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Notes
Trivia: Early in the movie, Chubbs tells Happy he could win a gold jacket, to which Happy responds, "Gold jacket, green jacket, who gives a shit?" This is a reference to The Masters, one of the four major tournaments of the PGA tour (the others being the US Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship) where the winner gets a green jacket. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: During the first hole of the Waterberry Open, Happy's ball moves from the back to the front of the green. (more)

Quotes:
Chubbs: They never let me play on the pro tour.
Happy Gilmore: Oh I'm sorry Because your black?
Chubbs: HELL no. Damn alligator bit my hand off!
Happy Gilmore: OH MY GOD!
(more)

Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations (more)