Happy Gilmore

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A failed hockey player turned unconventional golf whiz is determined to win a PGA tournament to save his grandmother's house with the prize money.


  • Adam Sandler
  • Christopher McDonald
  • Julie Bowen
  • Frances Bay
  • Carl Weathers
  • Allen Covert
  • Robert Smigel
  • Bob Barker
  • Richard Kiel
  • Dennis Dugan

Did You Know?


  • Before his first tournament, Happy asks Chubbs why he didn't play a real sport, "like football, or somethin'." Carl Weathers (Chubbs) was a professional football player before becoming an actor.
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  • Fans are not allowed on the course during a pro golf tournament nor are they allowed to talk to the golfers. This fact is ignored frequently in the movie.
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    • [irritated, the audience is getting wild because they're cheering for Happy]
    • Shooter McGavin: Damn you people. Go back to your shanties.
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Slap Happy. [16 February 1996, p.D4]

Metacritic review by Mike Clark
Mike Clark
USA Today

Adam Sandler is funny as the volatile hero, and the screenplay is just abrasive enough to keep the story surprising.

Metacritic review by David Sterritt
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

It may smell awful from a distance, especially if you have low tolerance for lowbrow humor, but up close this yarn about an unlikely golf star is fairly painless.

Metacritic review by Edward Guthmann
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle