Happy Gilmore

Happy Gilmore

Dennis Dugan (1996)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Adam Sandler has come on a bit since he made this knockabout sports comedy in which he stars as Happy Gilmore, a second-rate ice-hockey player whose thuggish tactics are the only thing keeping him on the team. When his slap-shot is noticed by Carl Weathers and turned into a golfer's drive, Gilmore sees a way of earning enough cash on the fairway to save his granny's home from the depredations of the IRS. It's typical no-brainer fare, but the slapstick action does raise the occasional laugh.


A second-rate ice-hockey player with a thuggish temperament discovers he has a powerful golf swing. He decides to enters a prestigious tournament to raise enough money to save his debt-ridden grandmother's house from falling into the hands of tax inspectors. Comedy, with Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Carl Weathers, Julie Bowen and Frances Bay.

Cast & Crew

Happy Gilmore Adam Sandler
Shooter Christopher McDonald
Chubbs Carl Weathers
Virginia Julie Bowen
Grandma Frances Bay
Otto Allen Covert
Mr Larson Richard Kiel
Doug Thompson Dennis Dugan
Director Dennis Dugan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Contains violence, and edited for language. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray