• Caddyshack (1980)

Caddyshack

Release Date: July 25th, 1980

DVD Release Date: June 24th, 1997

R |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe), a teen down on his luck, works as a caddy at the snob-infested Bushwood Country Club to raise money for his college education. In an attempt to gain votes for a college scholarship reserved for caddies, Noonan volunteers to caddy for a prominent and influential club member (Ted Knight). Meanwhile, Danny struggles to prepare for the high pressure Caddy Day golf tournament while absorbing New Age advice from wealthy golf guru Ty Webb (Chevy Chase).

Cast: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe, Sarah Holcomb, Scott Colomby, Cindy Morgan

Director: Harold Ramis

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Orion Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Offbeat , Growing up , Daughter , Hilarious , Rivalry , Underdog , 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Caddyshack never finds a consistent comic note of its own, but it plays host to all sorts of approaches from its stars, who sometimes hardly seem to be occupying the same movie. show more

  • 30
    The Hollywood Reporter

    To attempt a critical evaluation of Orion's new Caddyshack is a little like describing the esthetic qualities of an outhouse. show more

  • 75
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Caddyshack has a low-budget look that warmly welcomes the all-important teenage audience. It looks like a film they could have made. And everyone associated with the film—in front of and behind the camera—is aware that he or she is making a frivolous film...That's why Rodney Dangerfield's cornball jokes and spritzing barbs are so perfectly right for the film. These are throwaway jokes for a most disposable motion picture, the kind of film that drive-ins were designed to play. show more

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