Happy Gilmore/Billy Madison [DVD]

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Synopsis


Happy Gilmore
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

Billy Madison
Master of infantilism Adam Sandler stars as the title character, an overgrown rich kid who wiles away his days poolside, swilling kegs of beer and appreciating fine nudie magazines such as "Drunk Chicks" -- that is, until his father (Darren McGavin) decides to test his mettle as future head of the family business by posing a challenge: retake and pass grades K-12 in 24 weeks or watch control of the business pass to the requisite conniving underling (Bradley Whitford). Forced into action, Billy vows to change his drunken ways. He enrolls in kindergarten, makes new friends, pelts pint-sized kids with playground balls and develops a love interest in a pretty teacher (Bridgitte Wilson). The action culminates in an academic showdown between Billy and the purportedly Harvard-educated underling for the future of the family enterprise -- no small feat for a man fresh out of the first grade. There's gross, moronic, off-color low humor galore in Billy Madison, particularly in one subplot involving a romantically forward elementary school principal (Josh Mostel, son of theater great Zero Mostel) and his secret former life as a professional wrestler; another scene includes the hypertense school bus driver (Chris Farley, in a typical over-the-top cameo) lying in the meadow with a hallucinatory penguin. As one might suspect, Billy Madison is not for every taste; Sandler fans will laugh from start to finish; others beware. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Adam Sandler
    Adam Sandler - Happy Gilmore
  • Christopher McDonald
    Christopher McDonald - Shooter McGavin
  • Julie Bowen
    Julie Bowen - Virginia
  • Frances Bay
    Frances Bay - Grandma
  • Carl Weathers
    Carl Weathers - Chubbs



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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Do you want some Sandler or not?

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    GroidoJ
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    Let's not play games. You came here for some Sandman goodness and guess what, you started off in the right place. These two movies are Sandler in his prime and also the ones he's most famous for. You're tired of seeing anything having to do with Jack and Jill or That's My Boy so you came here to be reminded of why he's even famous in the first place. You just want to laugh at the dumbest most immature jokes possible (and I don't even blame you). Now of course I wish this included The Waterboy (which I include as Sandler prime, too), but we can't win everything. Anyways, if you want to just turn your brain off and watch some quotable 4thgrade-humor movies, by all means, buy this.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious collection

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    Steve
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    This collection is awesome. Two amazing movies for one low price. Both movies are on one disc instead of two. Pretty bare bones, the movies don't have any additional features or audio commentary tracks but if you want to just watch the movies this is a great option. The transfer from the original DVDs over to this new re-release look amazing. So sharp I'd say it was Blu-Ray quality. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    2 Classic Movies

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    Hades
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    A must have set for your movie collection. Classic Adam Sandler comedy at its finest. If you haven't seen them, get this set.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Adam Sandler combo

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    Lovelyles
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    Best combo of Adam Sandler old school movies! If you are a fan, I would recommend this product.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    decent double feature

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    ShoKahn
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    The 2 best of Sandler's efforts. Only way it would be better is if it was 3pk including Water Boy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy Gilmore/Billy Madison

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    movieman316
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    to funny adam sandler movies, funny cast of characters

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two of the best movies in one pack!

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    raz1020
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    Two of Adam Sandlers best movies combined into one affordable package! Would highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classics to own!!

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    batman
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    I'm a fan of Adam Sanders comedies so yes I had to own these!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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