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Harold Ramis's directorial debut is a hysterical farce set at the typically hoity-toity Bushwood County club. A send-up of the typical class struggle, it pits the caddies against the establishment with riotous results. This wacky comedy features insanely funny performances from Bill Murray, as the local groundskeeper obsessed with killing off the gophers who are infesting the golf course, as well as Chevy Chase as a wealthy antiestablishment member of Bushwood and Rodney Dangerfield, who shines as a land-shark real estate mogul who couldn't care less about the rules and regulations at the snobby club.
Caddyshack marks the first in Harold Ramis' (Groundhog Day, Analyze This) now-distinguished directorial career, and you have to give him credit -- he knows what's funny. This is one hilarious flick that's a certified classic for golfers, and pretty damn funny for almost everyone else.
Caddyshack takes place at an exclusive country club/golf course, which is typically overrun by eccentric golfers from all walks of life. Currently there's a caddy contest going on for the poor caddies of the course, and Danny Noonan (O'Keefe, The Slugger's Wife) sees it as his key to success.
While the plot isn't easily defined, and there's not very much structure to the overall story, the film is still laugh-out-loud hilarious, with many classic bits for the comic characters and moments to remember. Comedians Rodney Dangerfield (Little Nicky, The Projectionist) and Ted Knight (Countdown, The Mary Tyler Moore Show") showcase some of their best work as actors in this flick, and it's worth the price of admission alone to see them insulting each other mercilessly.
The fun doesn't end there though, as Bill Murray (Stripes, Tootsie) and Chevy Chase (Foul Play, Modern Problems) chip in some equally hilarious bits themselves. The caddies and their story do take a backseat to the big name talent, but the stars shine so bright that you're probably not likely to care anyway. It may be lowbrow, but that's jut part of the charm. Caddyshack is comedy done right.
Harold Ramis's directed this hilliarus movie starring Chevy Chase as Ty Webb. Rodney Dangerfield as Al Czervik, Ted Knight as Judge Elihu Smails, Michael O'Keefe as Danny Noonan and Bill Murray as Carl Spackler.
The movie centers around the lives of the caddy's who work at the Bushwood country club.
With this case full of the funniest comics in the industry at the time, this one does not disappoint and there are more laughs in this movie than you can imagine.
This one scores a 5 of 5 for a well acted, funny and fully enjoyable movie.
Honestly i hadn't seen this movie until just recently at a local screening, and then when i did, the second i got home i had to order it (luckily i found it cheap on eBay, naturally) because it was SO freaking funny! Rodney Dangerfield is at his finest with his politically incorrect one liners, and absolutely brilliant dance moves, its even enough to rival him in Back to School, if you can believe it! Everyone else is great too, Chevy Chase is hysterical, Ted Knight is always great but ESPECIALLY in this, no one plays an uptight white guy better! Bill Murray is ... well Billy Murray, i don't have to say anything else, he's one of the all time greats.
As far as special features go on the disc, "You'll get NOTHING and like it!", ok its not that bad, theres a documentary which is pretty cool and a trailer or so, but i would have loved to hear a commentary from any one of the people who were responsible for this masterpiece of low brow comedy.
For the price, and even though the features are slim (hoping for a really great super edition that probably will never come!) Everyone definitely needs to own this movie, if not just to understand what everyones been quoting for the last 20 some years. If you are worried that you might have to like or know something about golf to like this movie, you definitely don't! Quit reading this and go buy it already! YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED, I GUARANTEE* IT!
*NOTE, guarantee is in no way an ACTUAL guarantee, because you may be the uptight type to own several copies of the English Patient and Gosford Park on dvd you may not agree with me. Although if i was a doctor** I'd recommend you to lean over, gently pull the stick out of your rectum and go at least rent this movie...it might do you some good.
**Not an actual doctor.
Hard to believe that its been 30 years since "Caddyshack" hit the screen. A few of the stellar cast have gone on to the big back nine in the sky: Ted Knight, Rodney Dangerfield to name a couple. By now you've either seen this movie and loved it, or have hated it, but its very hard to avoid. It mostly takes place on a snooty country club golf course lorded over by Ted Knight being, almost but not quite, Ted Baxter. He' bombastic, arrogant and generally a pain in the ass to everyone who works there. There's Bill Murray as the more than slightly deranged grounds keeper, Chevy Chase as the ne'er do well rich guy who just plays golf and doesn't give a rip about anything else, because he doesn't have to. Then there's Rodney Dangerfield as the nova riche developer that is as crude as Knight is suave; needless to say they don't get along. And we can't forget the gopher who's tearing up Ted's beloved greens accompanied by Kenny Loggins singing "I'm All Right." Add to that a group of horny young caddies, a little rich girl named Lacey Underalls and you've got quite a romp. It's vintage Chevy Chase and VERY funny; IF you like Chevy Chase. But Dangerfield is a hoot and so is Murray. Ted Knight is Ted Knight and that's just fine with me! Enjoy.
It's hard to believe there's anyone out there of legal age that hasn't seen this one yet. But if you haven't, SEE IT. Filled with Hilarious performances by Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase, and especially BILL MURRAY, this is side-splitter that I never get tired of. Ted Knight (rest his soul)has probably never gotten enough credit for his equally hilarious portrayal of a bumbling, uptight elitist judge...so I have to give him BIG KUDOS.
I disagree with the review that said this is a good family movie, though....there's a reason for the R rating. But our young teens have enjoyed the edited-for-tv version. Either way, it just gets funnier and funnier. A true classic!!!
This is one of my favorite films. I love the soundtrack and the many stars with their slapstick humor will keep you laughing. Some of the scenes are not appropriate for younger family members, but that's why the TV version was clipped.
Chevy Chase and Bill Murray use their SNL style while Rodney Dangerfield keeps up with his dark humor. I wanted this film for my DVD collection so I could watch it anytime without the interruption of commercials.
I would rate this up with Airplane and Mars Attacks as great for some good time laughter and a great pick-me-up for the blahs! Watch it today!
I can't believe no one else reviewed this movie before! One of the greatest comedy classics of all time. So many fuuny lines and scenes. If you have never heard a quote from this movie you might be living in isolation.
Bill Murray's defining role. Chevy Chase at his best (besides Fletch). Ted Knight is classis as Judge Smails!
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This is one of the best movies of that genre. Veteran Actors all around...Funny as can be, and fun to see these guys way back then when they were younger. Love it. This is one of my husband's favorite movies; we couldnt find it anywhere. I looked and looked. Saw it on ebay, and bought it for him. He was very surprised! and Happy!!!!
The dvd was just as described in excellent condition. Just as if I purchased it from a retail store. I love that about ebay! I do not purchase movies very often, but this old timer was one we had to have....I also appreciated it coming to me...instead of searching anymore for it!!!!!! You would love this movie, too. Who doesnt like Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, and many more greats. I am talking about the original movie of course, from the 80's :)
Caddy Shack is an all-time classic comedy---Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and Ted Knight on top of their games.