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A would-be hockey player who unfortunately can't skate transforms his slap-shot into a 400-yard golf drive in this slapstick comedy. Joining the pro tour to win enough money to get his grandma's house out of hock, this unsportsmanlike sportsman enrages the staid establishment with his on-course shenanigans.
Carl Weathers - American Actor
Christopher McDonald - American Actor
Bob Barker - Game Show Host, THE PRICE IS RIGHT
Alan Covert - Actor/"Happy Gilmore"
Julie Bowen - American actress, HAPPY GILMORE, BOSTON LEGAL
Mark Mothersbaugh - Film and TV Composer, RUSHMORE (1998)
Kevin Nealon - American Comedian/SNL
Dirk Storm - American Comedian/SNL
Adam Sandler - Comedian/actor, BILLY MADISON/PUNCH DRUNK LOVE
Dennis Dugan - American Director
Willie Heslup - Production Designer, HAPPY GILMORE (1996)
Arthur Albert - Director of Photography, HAPPY GILMORE (1996)
Jeff Gourson - Editor, 50 FIRST DATES (2004)
Richard Kiel - American Character Actor
Frances Bay - Twin Peaks - Mrs. Tremond (grandmother of mysterious boy)
Perry Andelin Blake - Production Designer, THE BENCHWARMERS (2006)
Tish Monaghan - Costume Designer, HAPPY GILMORE (1996)
When Happy Gilmore, a would-be hockey player, hits a golf ball over 400 yards, he realizes that his true calling lies in that sport. So, to help his grandma regain her home from the IRS, he trades in his stick and puck for a 5-iron and a tee, and enters the PGA tour. To prepare for this new career, Gilmore hires Chubbs, an ex-golf pro. Happy's "Generation X" status, and his wild, boisterous antics on the green, shake up the stuffy golf world -- particularly when groups of rowdy hockey fans show up at tournaments to cheer Happy on. This dismays Shooter, an arrogant pro who is exasperated with Happy... and will do anything to get rid of him. Can Happy elude Shooter's conspiratorial clutches? And if so, can he win enough money to save his grandma?
Released theatrically in the USA February 16, 1996. The film scored a hole-in-one, grossing $38 million domestically. Director Dennis Dugan makes a cameo as the PGA tour president.
"Sandler literally throws himself into this tailor-made showcase..." - 07/19/1996 Entertainment Weekly, p.84