Happy Gilmore

1996

Happy Gilmore

Critics Consensus

Those who enjoy Adam Sandler's schtick will find plenty to love in this gleefully juvenile take on professional golf; those who don't, however, will find it unfunny and forgettable.

61%

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Total Count: 54

85%

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User Ratings: 990,576
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Movie Info

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.

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Cast

Adam Sandler
as Happy Gilmore
Julie Bowen
as Virginia
Frances Bay
as Grandma
Robert Smigel
as IRS Agent
Bob Barker
as Himself
Richard Kiel
as Mr. Larson
Dennis Dugan
as Doug Thompson
Joe Flaherty
as Donald (The Jeering Fan)
Lee Trevino
as Himself
Kevin Nealon
as Gary Potter
Verne Lundquist
as Announcer
Jared Van Snellenberg
as Happy's Waterbury Caddy
Rich Elwood
as Assistant Coach
Helena Yea
as Chinese Lady
Ellie Harvey
as Registrar
Ian Boothby
as Guy on Green
Andrew Johnston
as Crowd Guy--Waterbury
Kimberly Restell
as Crowd Girl--Waterbury
Fred Perron
as Waterbury Heckler
Helen Honeywell
as Crazy Old Lady
Paul Raskin
as Starter No. 1
Ellie Harvie
as Registrar
William Samples
as Starter No. 2
John Shaw
as Daniel Lafferty
Ted Deekin
as Auctioneer
John Destrey
as Zamboni Driver
Jim Crescenzo
as Shooters AT&T Caddy
Ted Deeken
as Auctioneer
Brett Armstrong
as Shooters Tournament Caddy
Stephen Tibbetts
as Pro Golfer
Edward Lieberman
as Pro Golfer
Donald MacMillan
as Young Happy
Louis O'Donoghue
as Happy's Dad
Peter Kelamis
as Potter's Caddy
Lisanne Collett
as Happy's Mom
Stephen Dimopoulos
as Italian Guy
Douglas Newell
as Starter No. 4
Frank L. Frazier
as Blue Collar Fan
David Kaye
as Reporter
Zachary Webb
as Batting Kid
Simon Webb
as Doctor
Mark Lye
as Himself
Betty Linde
as Elderly Woman
Dave Cameron
as Reporter No. 2
Lou Kliman
as Reporter No. 3
Brent Chapman
as Official
Jessica Gunn
as Signed Chest Woman
Phillip Beer
as Cowboy Joe
Fat Jack
as Jack Beard
Michelle Holdsworth
as Babe on Green
Charles L. Brame
as Abe Lincoln
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All Critics (54) | Top Critics (13)

Audience Reviews for Happy Gilmore

  • Jun 16, 2012
    A good time, nothing more, nothing less.
    Albert K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 08, 2012
    Not a fan of Adam Sandler at all, but this one was slightly more tolerable. I still didn't enjoy it. Too many unnecesarily crude jokes even though there are a few funny moments. Overall Rating: 43
    Bradley J Super Reviewer
  • May 15, 2012
    Juvenile humor at it's best? Sure. The concept of the comedy however, was already seen in Caddyshack. "Happy" Gilmore? More like Angry Gilmore, and that's the barely redeeming part of it for me.
    Max G Super Reviewer
  • Apr 02, 2012
    Adam Sandler at his fairly prime years. Looking back at most of his films, most of them received negative reviews, except for a few. This movie never gets old everytime I see it. Yes, Adam Sandler was goofy in this, but at least his performance was better than his recent performance. Alot of funny quotes are in this movie, but "The price is wrong bitch!" was the best one out of the whole movie in my opinion. The story might not be the best one ever told, but it was still decent. I rather like Sandler's Happy Gilmore years, instead of that Jack and Jill crap that he's been doing recently.
    Giovanni C Super Reviewer

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