The Waterboy

The Waterboy

Frank Coraci (1998)

12 Certificate


Our Score
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.


An American football team's waterboy puts up with constant ridicule from the players. But one day his anger gets the better of him and he demonstrates an unexpected talent for tackling - so the coach gives him a chance to prove his worth on the pitch. However, he has to keep his blossoming sporting career a secret from his overprotective mother. Comedy, with Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler and Fairuza Balk.

Cast & Crew

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
Lyle Robideaux Jonathan Loughran
Paco Clint Howard
Director Frank Coraci
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Violence, swearing, brief nudity. Available on: video and DVD