The Waterboy

  • 12
  • Frank Coraci (1998)
  • US
  • 86 min
The Waterboy
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Incredibly dumb but equally endearing, this comedy reunites Wedding Singer director Frank Coraci with his star Adam Sandler, who plays a lowly, put-upon dispenser of water to sweaty college footballers. One day, their abuse (this time about his beloved Cajun mum, Kathy Bates) is just too much and he strikes back by charging one of the players, so impressing the coach that he ends up on the team. If you like Dumb and Dumber (and some people do), you'll love this equally inane stuff. It features great performances from Bates and The Fonz himself, Henry Winkler (as the bewildered coach), and Sandler puts his modest comedic talent to good use.

Plot Summary

American football comedy starring Adam Sandler and Kathy Bates. When a simple man is fired from his job as a waterboy for the local college team, he manages to secure a new post with a college that has lost 40 matches in a row.

Cast and crew

Cast

Bobby Boucher
Adam Sandler
Mama Boucher
Kathy Bates
Coach Klein
Henry Winkler
Vicki Vallencourt
Fairuza Balk
Red Beaulieu
Jerry Reed
Derek Wallace
Larry Gilliard Jr
Farmer Fran
Blake Clark
Gee Grenouille
Peter Dante

Crew

Director
Frank Coraci

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and brief nudity.
Available on video and DVD
Released 30 Apr 1999
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy

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