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24. Happy Gilmore

Release Year: 1996

Written By: Dennis Dugan

Directed By: Tim Herlihy and Adam Sandler

Starring: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Carl Weathers

In the one-two punch of Adam Sandler’s star-making roles, 1995’s Billy Madison and 1996’s Happy Gilmore set Sandler up to become a household name and bankable (albeit critically panned) box office superstar. Billy Madison placed the tee, and Happy Gilmore quite literally drove the hole-in-one home.

Happy Gilmore tells the wild story of an aggressive and failed aspiring hockey player discovering an unprecedented talent for the game of golf. Happy (Sandler) weathers his temper on the links while competing against a fierce opponent, Shooter McGavin (Christopher McDonald), on the Pro Golf Tour. Can he calm his ice hockey instincts and harness his golfing zen?

Chances are, you have already seen Happy Gilmore and belly laughed along with his outbursts. Tap into nostalgia with the classic favorite that precedes other Sandler staples The Wedding Singer and Big Daddy. Without a doubt, you’ll be quoting most every line for the next month.