Happy Gilmore

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Happy Gilmore ★★ 1996 (PG-13)

Skating-impaired hockey player Gilmore (Sandler) translates his slap shot into a 400-yard tee shot and joins the pro golf tour. His unique style brings a new, less refined breed of fan to the game and upsets the reigning tour hotshot (McDonald). Sandler improves on “Billy Madison,” which isn't saying much. There's still plenty of ammo for his many detractors, but the laughs are more frequent and consistent. Replacing bathroom humor with abusive behavior, the mis-named Happy swears at or beats up about 90% of the supporting cast, including Bob Barker in a charity proam. 92m/C VHS, DVD, UMD, HD DVD . Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Carl Weathers, Julie Bowen, Frances Bay, Ben Stiller, Richard Kiel, Joe Flaherty, Kevin Nealon, Allen Covert, Robert Smigel, Bob Barker, Dennis Dugan; D: Dennis Dugan; W: Adam Sandler, Tim Herlihy; C: Arthur Albert; M: Mark Mothersbaugh. MTV Movie Awards ‘96: Fight (Adam Sandler/Bob Barker).