Caddyshack (1980)


A HUGE thanks to Tom of Digital Shortbread for reminding me that it’s been way too long since I saw this. Check out his review here! Tnx Tom!

caddyshack“Don’t be obsessed with your desires Danny. The Zen philosopher, Basho, once wrote, ‘A flute with no holes, is not a flute. A donut with no hole, is a Danish.’ He was a funny guy. ” – Ty Webb

Number of Times Seen – between 5-10 times (cable in the 80’s, 7 Oct 2009 and 21 Jan 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A teenage caddy at an exclusive golf club tries to get s scholarship so he can go to college.

My Take on it – Harold Ramis was a great writer/director. This movie was his very first movie as a director and he did such a great job with it.

This movie is so funny because it’s three lead actors are all funny by themselves, but when you put Billy Murray, Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield together, it’s very hard to go wrong.

Each of them has their own unique brand of comedy and the blending of all 3 of them here works extremely well.

Murray uses a lot of physical comedy as the groundskeeper trying to rid the golf course of a pesky gopher.

Chase is best with his comedic one liners that he delivers amazingly. He also used these techniques as Weekend anchor on SNL and as Irwin Fletcher in Fletch (1985)

Dangerfield was an expert on self depreciating and insult humor and his character in some ways is the funniest of the three.

The story itself is just ok, but who really wants to watch these kind of movies for a plot. 🙂

Bottom Line – The combination of Murray, Chase and Dangerfield help keep the laughs going throughout. Story is juvenile but no one watches a Harold Ramis directed comedy for its plot. Highly Recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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  3. Too bad the 1988 sequel, Caddyshack II, was fucking terrible.

    While Chevy Chase agree to reprise his role (which he regretted later on), Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield both chose to skip that movie, and were replaced by Dan Aykroyd and Jackie Mason, who played Diet Coke versions of Murray and Dangerfield’s characters respectively.

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