Happy Gilmore


1h 32m 1996

Brief Synopsis

For centuries, golf has been a gentleman's game. A game of tradition, etiquette and, above all, sportsmanship... until now. Happy Gilmore is a hockey player skating on thin ice who discovers that his wicked slap shot easily converts into a crushing 400 yard tee shot with the potential for big bucks. Happy's career takes a 180 degree swing and lands him on the Pro Golf Tour, where he's about to turn the gentleman's game into a contact sport. A working stiff with a temper as short as his drives are long, Happy doesn't fit on the manicured greens of the country club. His outrageous antics, both on and off the course, cause an uproar among the players and officials; but his roughhouse style attracts hordes of new blue collar fans. Now Happy is going from rinks to links--and driving the game of golf straight into the ground.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Sports
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Craig Aines; Gregory F Johnson; Mark Noda
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

For centuries, golf has been a gentleman's game. A game of tradition, etiquette and, above all, sportsmanship... until now. Happy Gilmore is a hockey player skating on thin ice who discovers that his wicked slap shot easily converts into a crushing 400 yard tee shot with the potential for big bucks. Happy's career takes a 180 degree swing and lands him on the Pro Golf Tour, where he's about to turn the gentleman's game into a contact sport. A working stiff with a temper as short as his drives are long, Happy doesn't fit on the manicured greens of the country club. His outrageous antics, both on and off the course, cause an uproar among the players and officials; but his roughhouse style attracts hordes of new blue collar fans. Now Happy is going from rinks to links--and driving the game of golf straight into the ground.

Crew

Tom Adams

Original Music

Craig Aines

Cable Operator

Carolle Alain

Assistant Editor

Arthur Albert

Director Of Photography

Michelle Allard

Assistant

Michelle Allen

Casting

W L Arance

Animator

Arlene Arnold

Assistant Director

Christopher Assells

Dialogue Editor

Michael Baber

Music

Dana Barnaby

Assistant Camera Operator

Anji Bemben

Hair Stylist

Wayne Bennett

Assistant Director

Beverly Bernacki

Other

Guy Bews

Stunts

Perry Andelin Blake

Production Designer

Destiny Borden

Assistant Sound Editor

Gord Brennan

Driver

Thom Brennan

Sound Effects Editor

Bernie Brillstein

Executive Producer

Don Briscoe

Driver

Gina Brockett

Animal Wrangler

Jim Brockett

Animal Wrangler

Sandy Brundage

Negative Cutting

Jake Callihoo

Transportation Coordinator

Gregg Campbell

Grip

Warren Carr

Unit Production Manager

Warren Carr

Coproducer

Nancy Carrow

Production Coordinator

Bob Casale

Music

Jon Cates

Assistant Editor

Chris Cochrane

Generator Operator

Joanna Colbert

Casting

Richard H Conkling

Assistant Editor

Sandra Couldwell

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jeff Courtie

Adr Mixer

Christine Coutts

Assistant Costume Designer

Donald T. Cox

Driver

George Cromartie

On-Set Dresser

David Crone

Camera Operator

Dusty Dasilva

Production Assistant

Chris David

Rerecording

Karen Day

Production Accountant

Bernie Desfosses

Carpenter

Bonni Devlin

Assistant Editor

Dino Dimuro

Dialogue Editor

Roger Dole

Assistant Set Decorator

Barry Donlevy

Gaffer

Dave Dyer

Foreman

Chris Dyson

Camera Trainee

R D 'luther' Fairbairn

Props Assistant

Wayne Fancher

Security

John Follmer

Producer

Sukey Fontelieu

Dialogue Editor

Nancy Ford

Assistant Art Director

Bob Forsyth

Driver

Lara Fox

Script Supervisor

Rick Franklin

Foley

Earl Fry

Driver

Fabian Galick

Security

Rohry Galick

Security

Jack Giarraputo

Coproducer

Ed Gillis

Driver

Cory Glass

Stunts

Jason Glass

Stunts

Tom Glass

Stunts

Larry G Goldman

Original Music

Jason Gourson

Assistant Editor

Jeff Gourson

Editor

Alex Green

Stunts

Art Green

Greensman

Brad Grey

Executive Producer

Derek Grieve

Grip

Shannon Grover

Carpenter

Robert A Hackl

Post-Production Supervisor

Russ Hamilton

Production Assistant

Einar Hansen

Electrician

Richard St John Harrison

Art Director

Tim Herlihy

Screenplay

William Heslup

Production Designer

Martin Hilke

Production Assistant

Carol Hocking

Accountant

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Tim Hogan

Key Grip

Michelle Holdsworth

Assistant

Alan Holly

Adr Mixer

Clarence Horkey

Driver

Cynthia Hyland

Animator

Doug Jackson

Foley Editor

Gregory Jackson

Location Manager

David Jacox

Stunts

Dale Johnson

Transportation Captain

Gregory F Johnson

Cable Operator

Christina Kasperczyk

Assistant Camera Operator

Phil Katsikas

Production Assistant

Katherine Kean

Visual Effects

Stephanie Keeler

Production Assistant

John G Kennedy

On-Set Dresser

Elizabeth Kenton

Adr Editor

Ken Kirzinger

Stunts

James Kusan

Boom Operator

Michelle Kuznetsky

Music Supervisor

Mark Lane-davies

Other

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Michael Langlois

Stunts

Keith Lapp

Driver

Jennifer Law-stump

Visual Effects

Vince Laxton

Electrician

Joseph Lederer

Photography

Michael Lemmers

Grip

David Richard Lewis

Stand-In

Avo Liva

Other

Drew Locke

Other

Dean Lorey

Screenplay

Brian Lucas

Other

Mark Lye

Consultant

Terry Mackay

Production Assistant

Peter D Marshall

Assistant Director

Paul Massey

Rerecording

Blair Mcdonald

Best Boy

Carol Mcdonald

Driver

Terry Mcewen

Assistant Camera Operator

Jane Mckernan

Accounting Assistant

Mike Mclelland

Other

Klaus Melchior

Other

Bob Miller

Security

Mark Miller

Grip

Melinda Misener

Assistant

Mike Mitchell

Stunts

Tish Monaghan

Costume Designer

Steve R Moore

Editor

Claudia Morgado

Avid Editor

James Moriana

Foley Artist

Mark Mothersbaugh

Music

Murphy

Driver

Kim Naves

Music Editor

Tony R. Negrete

Assistant Sound Editor

Mark Noda

Cable Operator

Bruce Nyznik

Sound Editor

Patrick O'sullivan

Sound Effects Editor

Bill Orr

Special Effects

Clayton Orr

Special Effects

Rob Parisien

Other

Phil Parker

Driver

Jim Passon

Color Timer

Matt Patterson

Other

Rick Patton

Sound Mixer

Scott Pattullo

Production Assistant

Fred Perron

Stunts

Tom Perry

Rerecording

Anna-marie Plosz

Assistant

Mike Porohowski

Driver

Cricket Price

Art Assistant

Mark Prior

Other

Jennifer Pyken

Music Supervisor

Derek Rama

Driver

Doug Rama

Driver

Mary Ramos

Music Supervisor

Robert Randall

Production Assistant

Joel Ransom

Camera Operator

Peter Reynolds

Other

Lisa J Roberts

Makeup

John Roesch

Foley Artist

Fiona Roeske

Stunts

Katherine Roussos

Craft Service

Joan Ryan

Adr Voice Casting

Thom Ryan

Assistant Camera Operator

John Sanderson

Other

Adam Sandler

Screenplay

Greg Schlosser

Stunts

Aki Shigematsu

Camera Trainee

Hermann Silva

Production Assistant

Robert Simonds

Producer

Rita Smith

Assistant

Robert E Smith

Driver

Larry Stanton

Animator

Dawn Stofer

Stunts

Toby Stone

Adr Voice Casting

Melissa R. Stubbs

Stunts

Carolyn Tapp

Foley Recordist

Elmar Theissen

Other

Joseph Thomas

Camera

Glenn Thomas Thompson

Production Assistant

Bill Thumm

Property Master

Stephen Tibbetts

Stand-In

Berengaria Tomkies

Other

Brian Turko

Security

John T Van Vliet

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michael Vezina

Stunts

Fay Von Schroeder

Makeup Artist

Johnny Walker

Grip

Jonathan Walker

Stand-In

Keith Wardlow

Special Effects

Allison Warren

Stand-In

Anne Watt

Assistant Production Coordinator

Tami Watts

Line Producer

Jim Webber

Other

Sandy Wernick

Executive Producer

Gary A Williams

Grip

Sharidan Williams-sotelo

Assistant Editor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Sports
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Craig Aines; Gregory F Johnson; Mark Noda
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 16, 1996

Released in United States on Video July 16, 1996

Feature acting debut for longtime TV personality Bob Barker.

Began shooting July 6, 1995.

Completed shooting September 1, 1995.

Released in United States Winter February 16, 1996

Released in United States on Video July 16, 1996