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Happy Gilmore Details


Adam Sandler's second popular starring vehicle after Billy Madison is a goofy lowbrow paean to golf, hockey, and the comic hysterics of its childlike star. In Happy Gilmore, Sandler plays the title character, a raw, determined, but ultimately untalented hockey player who keeps trying out for the pros. When Happy discovers his grandmother (Frances Bay) will lose her home if she doesn't fork over 270,000 dollars to the IRS, he tries to figure out how he can possibly scrounge up the cash. An idea strikes during a game of one-upmanship with a couple furniture movers stripping his grandmother's home: On his first-ever swing, he drives a golf ball farther than the movers have ever seen. Before long, he has transplanted the foul-mouthed, aggressive persona of the hockey rink to the links, winning an amateur tourney that earns him a spot on the pro tour. Throttling everyone from a helpless caddy to game show host Bob Barker during the course of his 90-day quest to amass prize money, Happy also wins the sport a legion of new fans with his in-your-face style. Guiding him on his quest is a whimsical retired pro who lost his hand to an alligator (Carl Weathers) and an attractive public relations woman charmed by Happy's antics (Julie Bowen). Opposing him, however, is sneering hotshot Shooter McGavin (Christopher McDonald), who will do anything to win his championship jacket and see Happy fail. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

  • Release date:February 16, 1996


Adam Sandler
as Happy Gilmore
Christopher McDonald
as Shooter McGavin
Julie Bowen
as Virginia
Frances Bay
as Grandma
Carl Weathers
as Chubbs
Allen Covert
as Otto
Robert Smigel
as IRS Agent
Will Sasso
as Mover
Dennis Dugan
as Doug Thompson
Ben Stiller
as Hal (Nursing Home Orderly)
Richard Kiel
as Mr. Larson
Kevin Nealon
as Potter
Brent Chapman
as Official
Kimberly Restell
as Crowd Girl (Waterbury)
Mark Lye
as Himself
Brett Armstrong
as Shooter's Tournament Caddy
Zachary Webb
as Batting Kid
Rich Elwood
as Assistant Coach
Ted Deeken
as Auctioneer
D.J. Jackson
as Mover
Lou Kliman
as Reporter
Nancy McClure
as Terry
Louis O'Donoghue
as Happy's Dad
Jessica Gunn
as Signed Chest Woman
Phillip Beer
as Cowboy Joe
Helen Honeywell
as Crazy Old Lady
Edward Lieberman
as Pro Golfer
Jared Van Snellenberg
as Happy's Waterbury Caddie
Peter Kelamis
as Potter's Caddy
Michelle Holdsworth
as Babe on Green
Ken Camroux
as Coach
Verne Lundquist
as Announcer
Fat Jack
as Jack Beard
Fred Perron
as Waterbury Heckler
Stephen Tibbetts
as Pro Golfer
Joe Flaherty
as Jeering Fan
John Shaw
as Daniel Lafferty
Simon Webb
as Doctor
Ian Boothby
as Guy on Green
Donald MacMillan
as Young Happy
Andrew Johnston
as Crowd Guy (Waterbury)
Ellie Harvie
as Registrar
Lisanne Collett
as Happy's Mom
Paul Raskin
as 1st Starter (Waterbury)
Lee Trevino
as Himself
Stephen Dimopoulos
as Italian Guy
David Kaye
as Reporter
Betty Linde
as Elderly Woman
William Samples
as 2nd Starter (AT&T)
Bob Barker
as Himself
Helena Yea
as Chinese Lady


Dennis Dugan
Robert Simonds
Tim Herlihy
Adam Sandler
Arthur Albert
Mark Mothersbaugh
Composer (Music Score)
Jeff Gourson
Willie Heslup
Production Designer
Perry Andelin Blake
Production Designer
Jack Giarraputo
Warren Carr
Brad Grey
Executive Producer
Bernie Brillstein
Executive Producer
Sandy Wernick
Executive Producer
Mark Lane
Set Designer
Tish Monaghan
Costume Designer
Rick Patton
Sound/Sound Designer
Joanna Colbert
Rick Franklin
Foley Supervisor
Brent Woolsey
Stunts Coordinator
Carolyn Tapp
Foley Recordist
Warren Carr
Unit Production Manager