Comical goings on at an exclusive golf club. All the members are wealthy and eccentric, and all the staff are poor and slightly less eccentric. The main character is 'Danny'; he's a caddy who will do almost anything to raise money to go to college. There are many subplots, including the assistant green keeper's pursuit of a cute (obviously stuffed) gopher.Written by
The opening line of the film is "All right, kids, rise and shine". In the course of this film you will also discover "Watch out for your first step, it's a doozy". Both lines were again used in Groundhog Day (1993) by Harold Ramis, putting them on a radio alarm in form of Sonny Bono and Cher music and in Ned Ryerson's mouth when Phil Connors steps into the puddle. See more »
Just after Ty douses Lacy with oil while giving her a massage, she exclaims "you're crazy (see trivia)," lifts her head and turns it toward Ty, totally surprised yet she is then immediately shown wither head down, facing away from Ty. See more »
[caddying for the elderly Havercamps... to Mrs. Havercamp]
Your ball's right over there, go straight. You can't miss it. Mrs. Havercamp... Mrs. Haver... Mrs. Havercamp... you'll need this.
[hands her her club]
Oh I might, at that!
Mr. Havercamp, your ball's right over there, sir.
[Havercamp puts hand out for club, Tony hands it to him as he attempts to shoot away from the green]
No... Mr. Havercamp. The green's right over there, sir.
[knocking ball into the pond]
That's a peach, hon! Oh, by ...
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On certain cable airings of the film, the text in the end credits is white instead of yellow. See more »
The candy bar scene was replaced with Ty getting on Carl's big lawnmower, which wasn't shown in the theatrical version. See more »
One of the only early 80s comedies to stand the test of time
Yes, this one does hold up, perhaps because the action centers on the almost surreal (for a comedy) subject of golf, a topic that had not perhaps been so successfully spoofed since Eddie Cantor starred in "Kid Boots" (am I getting that one right?).
In the comedy contest between Murray, Chase, and Dangerfield, let me just say that Chase does not win. Dangerfield is at his best, delivering his classic lines ("this meat's so tough you can see where the jockey was riding it") with ultimate panache and actually playing his crazy character (reminiscent of Peter Sellars in "The Party") to the hilt. Murray is really the show-stopper, though, muttering his lines to give them emphasis (?) and racing around the course with what appears to be real mania.
A lot of the jokes fall flat, but when this movie is on, it's so on, that you can't help but call it a classic.
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