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Happy Gilmore
Sandler, Adam.
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, [1998]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (DVD)(92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Although Happy dreams of becoming a professional hockey player, he discovers that his hockey slap shot translates to an astonishing 400 yard tee shot. So when his grandmother loses her home to the IRS, Happy decides to earn the house back by joining the pro golf tour, bringing his ferocious temper and outlandish antics to the well-tended fairways. Before long, Happy is a media sensation, attracting crowds and news cameras wherever he goes. But Happy's bitter rival has his own plans for the golf superstar, resulting in a riotous, laugh-filled confrontation on the links.
General Note:
Full screen version.

Dolby digital, single layer, Dolby 5.1 surround.

For specific features see interactive menu.

Reading Level:
Rated PG-13.
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DVD 3089 Adult DVD Audio Visual

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For centuries golf has been a gentleman's game - a game of tradition, etiquette &, above all, sportsmanship - until Happy Gilmore came along. Happy is a hockey player who can't skate, but his wicked slap shot converts into a crushing 400-yard tee shot with the potential for big bucks. Big bucks is what happy needs to buy back his Grandmother's house from the IRS.


Adam Sandler's second popular starring vehicle after Billy Madison is a goofy lowbrow paean to golf, hockey, and the comic hysterics of its childlike star. In Happy Gilmore, Sandler plays the title character, a raw, determined, but ultimately untalented hockey player who keeps trying out for the pros. When Happy discovers his grandmother (Frances Bay) will lose her home if she doesn't fork over 270,000 dollars to the IRS, he tries to figure out how he can possibly scrounge up the cash. An idea strikes during a game of one-upmanship with a couple furniture movers stripping his grandmother's home: On his first-ever swing, he drives a golf ball farther than the movers have ever seen. Before long, he has transplanted the foul-mouthed, aggressive persona of the hockey rink to the links, winning an amateur tourney that earns him a spot on the pro tour. Throttling everyone from a helpless caddy to game show host Bob Barker during the course of his 90-day quest to amass prize money, Happy also wins the sport a legion of new fans with his in-your-face style. Guiding him on his quest is a whimsical retired pro who lost his hand to an alligator (Carl Weathers) and an attractive public relations woman charmed by Happy's antics (Julie Bowen). Opposing him, however, is sneering hotshot Shooter McGavin (Christopher McDonald), who will do anything to win his championship jacket and see Happy fail. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi