Happy Gilmore

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Brief Synopsis: "Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize money. Meanwhile, an attractive tour publicist tries to soften Happy's image."

Overall Ranking: 1047 (Rank from 1996: # 13)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 62.5%
Half-Popped 12.5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Bryan Lienesch87 - One of Adam Sandler's best.
Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 6
Today I Watched A Movie85(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews83(full review)
Jim Carrier80Comedy: 8
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 7
Gorgon Reviews80
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 6
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread65(full review)Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 7
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin61(full review)

People Involved

  • Adam Sandler (Happy Gilmore)
  • Christopher McDonald (Shooter McGavin)
  • Julie Bowen (Virginia Venit)
  • Frances Bay (Grandma Gilmore)
  • Carl Weathers (Chubbs)
  • Richard Kiel (Mr. Larson)
  • Bob Barker (Himself)
  • Allen Covert (Otto)
  • Joe Flaherty (Jeering Fan)
  • Lee Trevino (Himself)
  • Robert Smigel (IRS Agent)
  • Dennis Dugan (Doug Thompson)
  • Kevin Nealon (Potter)
  • Verne Lundquist (Announcer)
  • Jared Van Snellenberg (Happys Waterbury Caddy)
  • Ken Camroux (Coach)
  • Dennis Dugan (Director)

  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Adam Sandler Tackles Sports