Happy Gilmore (1996)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Sport


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A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.


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  • Adam Sandler and Carl Weathers in Happy Gilmore (1996)
  • Chris Farley and Adam Sandler at an event for Happy Gilmore (1996)
  • Director Dennis Dugan chats with Adam Sandler.
  • Adam Sandler stars as Happy Gilmore
  • Happy does a little venting on the course.
  • Director Dennis Dugan chats with Adam Sandler.

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25 February 2019 | Mr-Fusion
8
| Violence, hockey, vulgarity ... all the good stuff!
My favorite Adam Sandler movie.

I just think it aligns perfectly with his comic persona. He seems to fit this character perfectly. It's the kind of adolescent silliness that I gravitate toward. I can't tell you how happy I was that my 9 year-old seemed to approve ("That was a very good movie"). And she's way more mature than her old man is.

It's not just the character of Happy Gilmore that's memorable here, but also Shooter McGavin, and Christopher McDonald deserves credit for making the entitled jackass a solid villain. Same for Carl Weathers, and you would think he'd be slumming it here, but he sure doesn't show it.

Best of all? Out-of-Nowhere Bob Barker; secure enough in his celebrity to openly parody it with a free-for-all fistfight.

Tell me "The Price is Wrong, b***h!" isn't one of Sandler's best lines.

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,514,125 18 February 1996

Gross USA:

$38,824,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,205,099

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