• Happy Gilmore (1996)

Happy Gilmore

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: February 24th, 1998

PG-13 |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

All Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler) has ever wanted is to be a professional hockey player. But he soon discovers he may actually have a talent for playing an entirely different sport: golf. When his grandmother (Frances Bay) learns she is about to lose her home, Happy joins a golf tournament to try and win enough money to buy it for her. With his powerful driving skills and foulmouthed attitude, Happy becomes an unlikely golf hero -- much to the chagrin of the well-mannered golf professionals.

Cast: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Frances Bay, Carl Weathers, Allen Covert, Robert Smigel, Bob Barker

Director: Dennis Dugan

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Underdog, Playful, Competition, House, 1990s, Rivalry, Bar, Rise, Hilarious

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Adam Sandler is funny as the volatile hero, and the screenplay is just abrasive enough to keep the story surprising. show more

  • 50
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    It may smell awful from a distance, especially if you have low tolerance for lowbrow humor, but up close this yarn about an unlikely golf star is fairly painless. show more

  • 63
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Slap Happy. [16 February 1996, p.D4]

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com