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The greenskeeper is about to start World War III--against a gopher. The judge plays to win but his nubile niece has her mind set on scoring her own way. The playboy shoots perfect golf by pretending he is the ball. And the country club loudmouth just doubled a $20,000 bet on a 10-foot putt. Insanity? No. Caddyshack. Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight and Bill Murray tee off for a side-splitting round of fairway foolishness that does for golf what Animal House did for college fraternities and Police Academy did for law enforcement.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 6.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 2.97 Ounces
- Item model number : 012569828391
- Director : Harold Ramis
- Media Format : AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Dubbed, Widescreen, Subtitled
- Run time : 1 hour and 39 minutes
- Release date : June 8, 2010
- Actors : Chase, Chevy, Dangerfield, Rodney, Knight, Ted, O'Keefe, Michael, Murray, Bill
- Dubbed: : French, Spanish
- Subtitles: : Spanish, English, French
- Language : English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 1.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)
- Studio : Warner Home Video
- ASIN : B000Q7ZOAI
- Country of Origin : USA
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,127 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Young Michael O’Keefe is working as a caddy, trying to make enough money to go to college. At the same time, he is trying to romance attractive Sarah Holcomb, who works as a server at the golf club. Rodney Dangerfield is a successful working stiff who wants some respect. Golf club president Ted Knight wants to order poor country-club employees around, snob with his rich friends, and cheat to win the club golfing championship. Meanwhile, there’s a gopher racing through the turf and Bill Murray is trying to catch him. This movie is filled with real people and real dialog which is hilarious. Whew.
I saw this film the night it opened and the Lake Tahoe audience was laughing in the aisles. It grossed $60 million at the box office and made Rodney Dangerfield a movie star. So, I was surprised to see it was initially given a rating of 13%. After 40 years, Caddyshack is now rated 98% and it is acclaimed by critics as a ‘comic masterpiece.’ Bravo rates Caddyshack the second funniest movie of any kind, ever. ESPN considers it “the funniest sports movie ever made.” AFI designated it the 71st funniest movie and the 7th greatest sports films ever made. It’s a very funny film and almost every line makes a point.
HAROLD RAMIS, a veteran of Second City, co-wrote Caddyshack. It was the first time he had directed a film. Later, he directed or wrote Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Vacation, Stripes, Back to School, Animal House, and others.
DOUGLAS KENNEY produced and co-wrote Caddyshack, co-founded National Lampoon magazine, and helped popularize satiric comedy (is there any other kind?). He is the tuxedoed man to whom Dangerfield says, “You two should get a room.” Kinney fell to his death from a cliff in Kauai, Hawaii shortly after Caddyshack came out.
CHEVY CHASE pulled out all his laid-back, improvisational stops as Ty Webb, a rich veteran and pseudo Zen advocate. The character was written with him in mind. You saw Chase in Saturday Night Live, Vacation, Vegas Vacation, Christmas Vacation, European Vacation, Fletch, Fletch Lives, Funny Farm, and many more.
RODNEY DANGERFIELD, a brilliant Grammy- winning comic, was at the peak of his career at 69 years old when he played contractor Al Czervik. Dangerfield received $35,000 to star in Caddyshack but gave up $100,000 in Las Vegas bookings to do the movie. Nevertheless, Caddyshack finally gave Rodney Dangerfield respect — he was then a hit in in Easy Money, Back to School, and other films.
SARAH HOLCOMB, who played the mayor’s daughter in a shopping cart in Animal House, gave a flawless performance as 22-year-old Irish server Maggie O’Hooligan, outacting all other actresses in the film. Now she is out of acting and living a quiet life.
MICHAEL O’KEEFE — This Academy-award-nominee (The Great Santini, Grey Lady Down) stood out as Danny Noonan even when playing against such formidable talents as Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, and Bill Murray. How long do you think he had to practice climbing out a window and cutting corners on his bicycle to make it appear natural? A Zen practitioner in real-life (“be the ball…”), he was formerly married to Bonnie Raitt.
HENRY WILCOXIN walked away with the supporting role of Bishop Fred Pickering. This great talent worked with Cecil DeMille, playing in Cleopatra, The Crusades, The Last of the Mohicans, The Greatest Show on Earth, The Ten Commandments, Mrs. Miniver, and more than 50 other feature films that won a total of 6 Academy awards. Now he wonders why the Lord would cut short the best golf game of his life.
JACKIE DAVIS, Hammond organ jazz virtuoso, played Smoke Porterhouse. In addition to his own trio, Davis worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Jordan, and Dinah Washington.
KENNY LOGGINS wrote terrific songs like I’m All Right and was credited as music coordinator. He was nominated for an Academy award, and won 2 Grammy awards.
SCOTT POWELL (Gatsby) founded Sha Na, performed at Woodstock and was in the film Grease. He later returned to Columbia and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Now he’s an orthopedic surgeon with 2 offices in L.A.
MR. GOPHER, credited as Chuck Rodent, absolutely ran away with the film. Chuck’s squeaky voice was borrowed from Flipper. Disney artist Jeff Burke received $5000 for the puppet.
BILL MURRAY played assistant greenskeeper Carl Spackler. The Academy-award-winner finished filming his scenes in 6 days and left. As Murray didn’t get along with Chevy Chase, they were seen together only once. Murray was also cast in Harold Ramis’ Groundhog Day, Meatballs, Stripes, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II, until Murray got mad at Harold Ramis and refused to speak to him for 20 years. Murray is famous as the voice of Garfield.
TED KNIGHT worked with Alfred Hitchcock — he was paid $150 to hand Anthony Perkins a blanket in Psycho. Ted didn’t get along with Chevy Chase or Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack. It was also said he didn’t get the jokes and didn’t understand improvisation.
CINDY MORGAN gave an underwhelmingly shallow performance as Smails’ niece Lacey Underall. Born Cynthia Ann Cichorski, Morgan was a former weathercaster — she starred in Tron, Amanda & the Alien, and The Love Boat.
BRIAN DOYLE-MURRAY, co-writer and cast member in many Bill Murray films, played Lou Loomis, caddy director. He and Bill later opened their own restaurant chain called Caddy Shack.
COMEDY AND TRAGEDY:
You would think that such great, funny talent as Doug Kinney, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Sarah Holcomb and the others would have had hilarious, happy lives, but it is not so. Many of the cast had significant life hardships. Some of them suffered from major depression or bipolar disorder. Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.
“Ahoy Polloi, where did you come from, a Scotch ad?” (Spaulding)
“Would you like a drink? Tuna Colada, perhaps?” (Chase)
“As Basho once wrote, ‘A flute with no holes is not a flute. And a donut with no hole is a Danish.” (Chase)
“A great boy, a wonderful boy — now I know why tigers eat their young!” (Dangerfield)
“In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, ‘Au revoir, gopher.’” (Murray)
“I’ve sentenced boys younger than you to the gas chamber. I felt I owed it to them.” (Knight)
1) The scene with Chevy Chase, where oil spills on Cindy Morgan’s back, was completely improvised and she didn’t like it.
2) On the fairway, the crew and microphone are reflected in the Dangerfield’s red car.
3) Ramis claims that, when he really met the Dalai Lama, his monks were confused because the Lama didn’t play golf.
1) Although Chevy Chase spills his golf clubs across the grass, they magically pick themselves up, off camera.
2) When Chevy Chase is demonstrating night-putting, you can see the ball going past the hole, but in close-up it magically hops right into the cup.
3) When Cindy Morgan first appears on the course, she is carrying a tennis racquet. But a millisecond later, it magically changes to a golf glove.
4) Rodney Dangerfield is so magically strong that, after he has increased his bet, he can tee off with a putter.
Caddyshack has been compared with Animal House, and put down as “slob humor,” “fairway foolishness,” “insanity,” and “snobs vs. slobs.” Yes, there are snobs here, but the so-called slobs are really poor kids trying to make money to go to college, blue-collar service workers, and working contractors who don’t like being snubbed.
The adults in this film are symbols. The doctor, and bishop, and the judge — people with responsibilities to others — would rather entertain themselves than save lives, save souls, or serve justice. Doyle-Murray is more concerned about a gum wrapper than about the welfare of the children in his charge. The humor is not about trash thrown in the water, but that Smails, who sends young children to their deaths, thinks a contaminated pool will make him feel dirty. When a young woman is left in his charge, he is more concerned his own reputation than her welfare. Unmasking the narcissistic, selfish and unfeeling characters cuts to the core of societal problems, but it is cleverly woven into comedy.
This is a film for adults that is rich with puns and satire. There are scenes of romance, drinking, and brief drug use, but look closely at them. The movie is making fun of cliquey drug users. The film is making fun of loose morals and adults who want to get drunk and act like teenagers. The movie is making fun of snobby nouveaux rich who abuse their employees and pretend they are better than working stiffs. This is social satire, and social satire is how the social order is changed.
I suggest that you see Caddyshack if you haven’t already. If you have seen it and like it, consider getting Caddyshack on Blu-ray. Blu-ray showcases the great soundtrack, provides perfect images (except for some long zoom shots, which are grainy) and is a fitting addition to a terrifically creative film.
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Chevy Chase's Shananana ... ... ... <|. putting technique is a tool every golfer needs to have in their bag at least once a season.
Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase, and Bill Murray with a Kenny Loggins loving gopher puppet archenemy are the unusual special ingredients that make this the number one golf movie of all time. These three bigger-than-life comedians starred in the same film and some how managed to make the plot make complete sense! Miraculous! It just happened to be about golf.
I am still curious about how this movie may have affected Baby Ruth sales historically.
Time hasn’t done this one many favors, as the slapstick humor and cinematography are very dated – with a few exceptions, it just wasn’t funny and we quit watching after 38 minutes. If you are of a similar age, I would highly recommend not watching it again and just reminisce about the funny one liners you and your friends used to quote over and over back in the 80’s.
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Lo malo es que no se siente que la trama sea muy regular y se nota a leguas que los drafts del libreto se fueron abandonando. Se nota también lo atropellada que fue la producción de la película, legendaria por las fiestas llenas de alcohol y drogas que pasaron ahí. De todas formas los chistes quedan para el recuerdo y si les gusta este tipo de comedias, al igual que con Dónde quedó el piloto (Airplane!) las comedias posteriores quedan muy mal paradas contra ésta.
ABER...der eigentliche Star des Films ist niemand anderes als Rodney Dangerfield, den viele gar nicht kennen werden. Der Kerl ist einfach eine Granate und NUR um ihn zu sehen, ist der Film schon jeden Cent wert!
Wer mit seinen Lieben oder seinen Kumpels mal nen netten Filmabend machen will und sich schon mit 1 bis 2 Bierchen in Stimmung gebracht hat, wird diesen Film nicht mehr so schnell vergessen! Als Bauunternehmer Al Cervik ( In 2 Jahren bin ich der unangefochtene Eigentums Wohnungs Königs *lol*) ist der Kerl einfach nicht zu toppen.
Ob er nun auf Bluray sein muss, bleibt jedem selbst überlassen. Ich musste ihn haben, da meine alte DVD von dem Streifen wahrscheinlich schon durchgenudelt war.
Kaufen! Gucken! Lachen!!