• The Waterboy (1998)

The Waterboy

Release Date: November 6th, 1998

DVD Release Date: March 16th, 1999

PG-13 |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Raised by his overprotective mother, Helen (Kathy Bates), Bobby Boucher Jr. (Adam Sandler) is the water boy for a successful college football team coached by Red Beaulieu (Jerry Reed). When Beaulieu fires Bobby, he takes up the same position for a losing rival team, led by despairing Coach Klein (Henry Winkler). After witnessing Bobby beat up a player who teased him too much, Klein adds him to the roster as a linebacker. Soon, Klein's players are championship contenders.

Cast: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler, Fairuza Balk, Jerry Reed, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Blake Clark, Rob Schneider

Director: Frank Coraci

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Waterboy Productions

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Amusing , House , Rise , 1990s , Endearing , Mother , Transformation , Underdog , Hospital , Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Arguably Sandler's most enjoyable motion picture to date, but it's still far from a masterpiece. show more

  • 50
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    A deluge of funny, inane jokes. show more

  • 63
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Offers dumb fun without apology. show more

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