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The snobs against the slobs!
At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist Judge Smails, and then the caddy golf tournament which Smails sponsors.
I was sitting at work earlier today when I heard the news that Harold Ramis has passed away at the age of 69. I had to stop what I was doing and take a moment to absorb the news. I was obviously saddened by the loss, but that was mixed with a few smiles as I recognized just how much joy the man had brought to my life.
Ramis wrote Animal House, Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day, three comedy classics that are probably loved more now than they were upon their release. These are the types of films that don't need to be revisited to recall why they are beloved, as all you need to do is say the titles and…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Harold Ramis was a writer, actor, director, and an all-round funny guy who knew how to make people laugh. A comedy legend courtesy of his gift as a writer, he always made funny people look even better with his creativity. This first film as a director may have been a box-office success back in 1980 and cemented Bill Murray's transition from Saturday Night Live to genuine movie star, but unfortunately isn't Ramis's finest work. If I'm honest, he was a better writer than he was director (Groundhog Day aside), but this slapstick comedy does have its moments.
This film set around a posh Country Club shows the differing lifestyles of its members and focuses on the downtrodden caddies that try…
Viewed on DVD
Caddyshack is one of those movies I've seen so many scenes of, I thought I'd seen the film before.
The gopher. Bill Murray chasing the gopher. Ted Knight getting angry. Ted Knight getting angry at Rodney Dangerfield. The Baby Ruth scene.
Today I saw all of these scenes in order for the first time.
Caddyshack is a very funny movie and one that you will need to see a few times to catch all of the subtle lines, which is the reason this film is viewed so often.
Classic 80's comedy with great turns from: Chavy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and comedy god-Bill Murray.
Even as I can acknowledge how rough some of the filmmaking is, even if it's an ideological clash between the anti-establishment '70s and the materialistic '80s, even if the pregnancy fake-out subplot never makes an ounce of sense, I will never not love this movie.
This is a 10 outta 10 movie for me. It’s amazing. To make a truly funny movie might be one of the hardest things to make. I have seen this movie so many times and it still makes me laugh. It’s hard to believe that it came out in 1980 the same year as Raging Bull that I just watched. This is what a great movie should be… A movie that you can watch over and over and it never gets old. All the performances are incredible. However, I did notice one weird thing. Cindy Morgan, the bombshell actress in the film has a scene where she struts to the diving board of a swimming pool and she has the most boring not sexy bathing suit ever. …a black one-piece. I wonder why they chose that one?
Pierce Hawthorne, Thornton Melon und Commissioner Gordon spielen Golf, während John Bosley versucht, einen Maulwurf (oder sowas in der Art) zu erlegen.
Und das ist eigentlich auch das Highlight hier. Bill Murray gegen das Ungeziefer sorgt für ne Menge Spaß. Der Rest leider irgendwie nicht so wirklich. Ich hatte den Film als viel lustiger in Erinnerung, aber irgendwie scheint er einfach schlecht gealtert zu sein. Die Charaktere sind durchgehend unsympathisch, was zwar so sein soll, mir aber gar nicht gefällt, und niemand sorgt hier wirklich für Lacher. Erst in der letzten halben Stunde kommen dann doch noch ein paar ganz gute Gags, aber da ist es dann auch schon zu spät.
Nicht der Oberhammer, den ich Erinnerung hatte. Schade. Aber Bill Murray und Chevy Chase hätten mehr Filme zusammen machen sollen. Die Szene zwischen den Beiden ist das klare Highlight hier.
Hilarious and fun!
My review -- this film is now on DVD and it does have a massive profit margin considering the budget was only $6 million, the profit margin was at least $32 million. The contents and because of the contents of the storyline is somewhat strange to describe yet compelling viewing I will be just giving a nutshell version of events. So with that being said the viewer takes a journey to this golfing club where most of the employees have some really unique personality traits or age bracket personality traits for an example 22-year-old acting like a 22-year-old and everything that comes with being that age. The partnerships of this project is what makes this film interesting viewing we have…
Another comedy classic to introduce Andrea and Stacey to; enter Ramis' 'Caddyshack'!
A comedy of truly epic slapstick proportions. From Bill Murray's simpleton pyromaniac, to Dangerfield's over the top ridiculousness. There is something for almost everyone here. And then you introduce Chevy Chase. There is something about Chase's performance that is almost unnerving. He is teetering on the edge of a nervous break down, coupled with his obsessive womanising, and disregard for monetary value. It is a powerhouse performance.
And then there is the gopher...
I defy anyone, to not laugh at this film. It may not be the most intelligent, but it doesn't try to be.
Well jeez, if watching this for the first time in 10+ years doesn't perfectly explain where a good 70% of the one-liners I hear at the country club I'm a member at are directly stolen from. I regret not watching this once a year. RIP, Harold.
I don't what it is that makes CADDYSHACK really work, but I'm 99% sure it's Bill Murray and the gopher.
Scatterbrained and a little patchy but when you have Chevy at his prime, the late Rodney Dangerfield spitting out amazing one-liners and possibly the most unhinged Bill Murray performance I've ever seen (including his riff on Hunter S. Thompson) you've got something special.
A bit more idiotic than I remember it being, but it's still good fun.
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