Thursday, 12 April 2012

Happy Gilmore Review (Updated)

Happy Gilmore

Release Date: 8th August 1996 – Australia

Production Companies
Brillstein-Grey Entertainment
Robert Simonds Productions
Universal Pictures

Genre: Comedy

Rating: M

Runtime: 92 minutes

Budget: $10,000,000

Box Office Gross: $41,205,099

Plot Summary
Happy Gilmore is a failed 
hockey player with no 
direction in life. His 
grandmother is evicted from 
her house for her failure to 
pay back taxes, and his 
girlfriend has left him. He 
makes it on to the pro golf 
tour with the hope of making 
some money to save his 
grandmother's house, but 
is challenged by the 
favorites on the tour (Shooter 

Adam Sandler – Happy Gilmore
Christopher McDonald – Shooter McGavin
Julie Bowen – Virginia Venit
Frances Bay – Grandma Gilmore
Carl Weathers – Chubbs Peterson
Allen Covert – Otto
Kevin Nealon – Gary Potter
Richard Kiel – Mr. Larson
Bob Barker – Himself 
Dennis Dugan Doug Thompson
Joe Flaherty Jeering Fan
Lee Trevino Himself
Verne Lundquist – Announcer
Mark Lye – Announcer
Jared Van Snellenberg – Happy's Waterbury Caddy
Will Sasso Mower
Ben Stiller – Hal (Uncredited)

Director – Dennis Dugan
Writers – Tim Herlihy & Adam Sandler
Producer – Robert Simonds
Co-Producers – Warren Carr & 
Jack Giarraputo
Executive Producers – Bernie Brillstein,  
Brad Grey & Sandy Wernick
Golf Consultant – Mark Lye
Production Designer – Perry Andelin Blake
Co-Production Designer – William Heslup
Director of Photography – Arthur Albert
Film Editors – Jeff Gourson &
Steve R. Moore
Music – Mark Mothersbaugh

HAPPY GILMORE has a lot of hilarity coming in to a hole in one, but this is a one of a kind golf comedy film that Adam Sandler has made. I loved everything in the entire movie such as Ben Stiller’s cameo as well as the scene where Happy gets into a fight with Bob Barker and guess who won? GILMORE is the best, yet funniest of all Sandler features and one of my favourites. 

It is one of those greatest films that you can confidently recommend to one of your friends and be sure they will find it hilarious. This movie is pure comedy gold. Tomorrow, I will publish my review of the 1978 musical GREASE which stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, don't forget.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever  

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