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The Waterboy [DVD] [1998]

Release Date:03/16/1999
Adam Sandler's gridiron comedy The Waterboy comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials are limited to a pedestrian production featurette and a theatrical trailer. Fans of Sandler's comedic style will be thrilled with this disc, but there is nothing compelling about it for anyone else.

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (270 out of 270)

    Special Features

    • Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
    • French-language track
    • Production featurette
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Chapter search


    The Waterboy
    As with his previous films, comedian Adam Sandler and writing partner Tim Herlihy have conceived a simple premise, character, and title, and peppered their creation with visual sight gags. The story concerns Bobby Boucher, a Louisiana-born-and-bred kid living in the swamps with his overbearing, alligator-eating mom (Kathy Bates). Bobby is a water boy for the local college football team, and a damn good one, even good at turning a deaf ear at the ridicule he gets from the players and coach (Jerry Reed). But when Bobby is fired from his job, he is forced to continue his water management skills at the rival college, a losing team with a washed-up coach (Happy Days' "The Fonz," Henry Winkler). It's here that the coach teaches Bobby to channel his anger, and he makes a surprising discovery. The water boy can tackle like no one he's ever seen. Forced to keep his football talents from his mom, Bobby soon joins the college as a student and learns that there's more to life than alligator stew. He even falls for a perky ex-con (Fairuza Balk) who teaches Bobby about the birds and the bees. As Bobby leads his team toward victory, they get an invitation to play in the annual Bourbon bowl against his old college rivals. Bobby must choose between the love of his ailing mother and the glory of the final game -- or maybe there's a way he can get both. ~ Arthur Borman, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Adam Sandler
      Adam Sandler - Bobby Boucher
    • Kathy Bates
      Kathy Bates - Mama Boucher
    • Henry Winkler
      Henry Winkler - Coach Klein
    • Fairuza Balk
      Fairuza Balk - Vicki Vallencourt
    • Jerry Reed
      Jerry Reed - Red Beaulieu

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