Happy Gilmore

Happy Gilmore
Happy Gilmore
  • PG-13
  • 1h 31m
  • 1996
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Adam Sandler stars in this hilarious comedy that scores a hole in one for gut-busting wit and outrageous slapstick. Happy, a raucous hockey player turned golfer, sends the sedate sport into overdrive after he becomes a media sensation with his outlandish antics on the links. It's par for the course entertainment co-starring Christopher McDonald, Carl Weathers and Kevin Nealon.

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Common Sense Says
Adolescent humor at its best/worst. Lots of profanity.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the biggest red flag for this movie is the cursing and violent behavior of Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler). His short fuse results in a number of skirmishes, including an extended (comic) fight scene with Bob Barker. The two brutally pound on each other until Gilmore is eventually knocked unconscious. Another scene has Gilmore threaten another golfer with the shards of a broken beer bottle. The profanity shies away from sexual comments and is composed mostly of "f--k" and "s--t." Older kids will enjoy Sandler's over-the-top and abrasive humor, as well as the ongoing joke of a golfer's handicapped hand that was eaten by an alligator.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:February 16, 1996
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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