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The Waterboy

  • Comedy
  • 1998
  • Frank Coraci
  • 86 mins
  • 12

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Bobby BoucherAdam Sandler
Mama BoucherKathy Bates
Coach KleinHenry Winkler
Vicki VallencourtFairuza Balk
Red BeaulieuJerry Reed
Derek WallaceLarry Gilliard Jr
Farmer FranBlake Clark
Gee GrenouillePeter Dante

Crew

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DirectorFrank Coraci

Details

Theatrical distributor
Buena Vista
Released on
1999-04-30
Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, brief nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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