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A no-brainer that has become a low-brow classic, this 1980 comedy makes anarchy the rule of the day, unleashing the antics of Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, and Chevy Chase. Caddyshack is about the scheme of a vulgar land developer (Dangerfield) who wants to build condominiums on the site of a ritzy country club. Director Harold Ramis (who later reunited with Murray to make Groundhog Day) is content to let the comedy follow a variety of wacky detours, most notably Murray's maniacal war with a gopher that has been digging up the golf course. Dangerfield ultimately steals the show, firing off a battery of one-liners, insults, and tasteless gags. Caddyshack is the kind of movie some people have been known to watch several times a year, reciting every line of dialogue like the followers of a bizarre comedic ritual. --Jeff Shannon

Customer Reviews:

  • Caddyshack Great Movie ...Needs to be Restored
    Caddyshack Very Funny Movie....I am only reviewing the quality of the picture ...VERY GRAINY AND NOT SHARP Needs to be Remastered and Restored and this is a 2007 DVD Release..... Come On!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...more info
  • One of the best of all time BUT POOR QUALITY DVD
    Most people can't get enough of this movie. I even own it on laserdisc. When I saw that there was a 20th anniversary edition availible on DVD, I had to have it.
    I am sorely disappointed in the video transfer quality. It lookslike there was just a transfer from VHS to DVD. There doesn't seem to be any attempt to remaster the video and clear it up or improve the audio quality. I recently saw it on HDNet Movies and thought it looked much better.

    DO buy this movie because it is an all time classic.
    Don't buy this movie if you think that the 20th Anniversary edition is going to get you anything better....more info
  • Lots of witty dialogue, and lots of unforgettable hilarity
    Caddy Danny Noonan (played by Michael O'Keefe) is somewhat lost in life, unsure of where he really wants to go. Danny's father insists that he go to college, so he sets out to win the caddy scholarship at the country club where he works. Judge Elihu Smails (Ted Knight) wants to maintain the country club as a bastion of stiff WASPishness, but soon finds himself resisting that crass nouveau riche, Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield). When Czervik challenges Smails to an illegal $20,000 golf match, it becomes the golf game of the millennium! [Color, released in 1980, with a running time of 1:38.]

    OK. Where do I start with this movie? First of all, Rodney Dangerfield does an excellent job of portraying the insolent and insulting Al Czervik, showing off his talents to their best. The rest of the crew, including Ted Knight, Chevy Chase and Bill Murray, pull off great performances, making for some memorable events.

    On the down side, the hilarious moments are strung between rudderless scenes that don't seem to help point the plot in any particular direction. Also, the presence of several nude scenes, which gave the movie its original R rating means that you may not want to watch this movie with the whole family.

    But, don't take these criticisms too seriously. Yes, the plot of the movie is thin, and yes it's not for kids. But, what it is is a funny romp across the golf course, with lots of witty dialogue, and lots of unforgettable hilarity.
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  • Hillarious
    The combination of Harold Ramis' direction, and the performances of Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, and Ted Knight make this one of the funniest movies of all time. These people understand deadpan humor. The retrospective interviews are great, I just wish they would have gotten Murray and Dangerfield for the interviews. ...more info
  • Ratfarts
    I love the part when the 2 teenage guys are fighting over the Coke,and I also love the scenes with the gopher.The Bishop saying"Ratfarts!" is funny,too....more info
  • I Never Tire Of This Movie
    Everytime it comes on TV I laugh. Caddyshack, a flop when it was released to the movie theatres is a classic comedy. There is not a bad or unfunny performance in this movie. It is as if every actor in this film was born for their respective parts. Rodney Dangerfield as the noveau riche real estate developer who encroaches on the staid Waspy old time members of Bushwood is great. It is his shining moment, he deserved an Oscar! And Bill Murray as the demented assistant Greens Keeper brings out the Tiger Woods in all of us.
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    Yes, this film is a bit dated, but still holds up well. A fantastically funny story, good acting, a great backdrop, and a soundtrack I still hum along too, what more can a comedy viewer ask for? Besides, you will find yourself letting out with quotes, like "While we're young." But who can forget Carl's question to the head Greens Keeper?

    Carl Spackler: "Correct me if I'm wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers they'll lock me up and throw away the key."
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    Sandy: "Not golfers, you great fool. Gophers. The *little* *brown*, *furry* *rodents*."

    This one should be in everyone's comedy DVD library....more info
  • Caddyshack
    Caddyshack is movie is overly funny, it is just like a National Lampoon and pretty [] cool.!
    a must see!...more info
  • bad dvd transfer
    i bought this hd video at a game store
    picture is grainny looks like a vhs laser disc copy
    exchanged it for king kong....more info
  • Bring back the King of Deadpan Chevy Chase.
    Caddyshack without a carmudgeon of doubt has to be regarded as one the funniest films of all time. It is the epitome of hilarity and quite possibly the greatest film involving the sport of golf ever to be made. (Dont attempt to mention Happy Gilmore in the same breath unless you've seen this film. Even after viewing it that opinion will be considerably less valid.) The only slight flaw you will notice while viewing Caddyshack is the fact that it appears slightly dated but this is mainly due to the eccentric nature of Rodney Dangerfield's wardrobe which does not concur with any date or period and also his golf gear; (i.e. the stereo that is built into his multicoloured golf bag.)

    The film assembles an all-star cast for its time. This includes the irrepressable Rodney Dangerfield. The late Dangerfield will be most remembered for his clinical, sharp and cutting one-liners and this is exemplified with great bravado and exuberance through his character Al Czervik, a wealthy property magnate. Thus providing Mr. Dangerfield with a perfect character to play. Caddyshack was shot during the peak of his comedic powers.

    Despite this fact it is a young and budding Bill Murray who steals the show, something which he has made quite a habit of doing throughout his career. Murray plays a semi-retarded, stoner, greenskeeper by the name of Carl Spackler, enough said. It is also fact that Murray improvised the majority of his part, including the Dalai Lama speech which by the way will leave you in tears of laughter.

    Cheevy Chase also exudes comedic genius throughout the film. Chase combines some very subtle physical comedy; (i.e. The tequila drinking scene where he sniffs the salt, throws the tequila shot over his shoulder and puts the lemon in his eye.) with some pearls of deadpan wisdom without batting an eye to those around him. This film epitomises Chases' painfully brilliant talent and easygoing screen presence that sadly has gone awol in recent times.

    Ted Knight is another all-star who plays the obnoxious Judge Elihu Smails. Knights' character is the representation of the snooty, old-fashioned nature of the golf establishment. Knight plays the dithering and arrogant Judge Smails with a surprising amount of charm and once the film has reached its conclusion he is left with little dignity in his lack of decorum. Brilliant.

    Chevy Chases' protege in the film is the character of Danny Noonan played with great vulnerability, bravery and charm by Michael O'Keefe, think Matthew Broderick pre-Matthew Broderick.

    Despite the all-star ensemble the lesser characters also play a major part in making this film a classic. Not to mention the characters Spaulding Smails and Lacey Underhall played by the beautiful Cindy Morgan.

    All thats left to say about this film is watch the bloody thing if you haven't already and repeat this process if you have....more info
  • gopher
    What else can you say...it's a clasic. So funny! All kids should see this movie sooner or later!!...more info
  • Caddy Shack
    The product was great I ordered it for a Christmas present for my husband along with some other movies and he loves it. The only problem was I used the supersaver shipping and it was supposed to get here before Christmas. Keep in mind I ordered it almost a month before Christmas so I figured it had plenty of time to get shipped. Anyway, after a few weeks and I still hadn't recieved a shipping notice so I called Amazon turns out they tell me I have to pay an extra $30 to get it by Christmas. If not it wouldn't be shipped out until January!! So I pay the extra $30 and it ends up getting shipped out the next day. It arrived a few days before Christmas but if I hadn't paid more then I wouldn't have received them on time....more info
  • Great Comics Vs. Unknown Caddies
    Being a caddy at the exclusive Bushwood Country Club is a decent summer job, but it's the perks that makes the job really attractive. Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe) is one of the favorite caddies at Bushwood and is trying to win the prominent Caddy Scholarship so that he can go to college. In his mind its either that or end up working at the lumber mill for the rest of his life. Ty Webb (Chevy Chase) tries to convince Danny not to just go to college for the sake of going to college while Judge Elihu Smails (Ted Knight) takes a liking to Danny and sees if he will suck up enough to be given the Caddy Scholarship. But, wealthy real estate developer Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield) is getting under Judge Smails skin and Danny has to decide if he wants to play politics or just live life. Meanwhile, assistant groundskeeper Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) tries to kill a gopher that is plaguing the golf course.

    CADDYSHACK was one of the first and is typical of many comedy films from the early 1980s. There really isn't much of a plot and what plot there is gets lost in the scenes of improvised comic chaos the fill up mot of the movie. As the DVD commentary and the special "Caddyshack: the 19th Hole" featurette explain, CADDYSHACK started out as a movie about a group of guys spending their summer working as caddies at a posh country club. However, with a cast of talent that includes Bill Murray, Ted Knight, Rodney Dangerfield, and Chevy Chase director Harold Ramis decided to beef up their roles and the caddies became secondary characters. The movie does contain some great comedy and has some of the most quoted movie lines ever, e.g. "So I got that going for me."

    Besides just being a very funny movie that has become a must-see film for golfers, the film is notable for two reasons. First, it was the first film Harold Ramis directed. Ramis had come to prominence as the writer of ANIMAL HOUSE and MEATBALLS, but CADDYSHACK was also the first movie he directed. The second reason that CADDYSHACK is notable is because it's the only movie to star both Bill Murray and Chevy Chase.

    Overall, a very funny film with very little plot and one of the cutest critters ever seen on screen.

    Special features on the DVD include the behind the scenes featurette "Caddyshack: the 19th Hole", trailer, and production notes....more info
  • victim of 80s film stock?
    I love this movie and grabbed the HD edition as soon as it came out. The differences between the standard edition and the HD are not night and day all the time, but sometimes they are. So this HD-DVD is a mixed bag on the video. Still I would recommend it for the improved resolution. If you love this movie, then buy a HD-DVD player and this HD-DVD....more info
  • Most Quotable Movie of the Last 30 Years!
    "Caddyshack" is an absolute classic -- up there with other personal favorites from the same era (like "Stripes", "The Jerk", and "Back to School"). As other reviewers have noted, the cast is comedy perfection. Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase, and Ted Knight simply couldn't be (and have never been) better. Practically every scene has at least one quotable line, and as often as not, I find myself rattling off entire exchanges of dialogue. One of my favorite lines is Ty's "I feel like a hundred dollars." Perfect deadpan delivery.

    This is one of those rare movies you can watch again and again and again (sometimes noticing things you never saw before, even after 20 viewings). My wife and I watch it several times a year. The DVD doesn't have as many special features as we would have liked (but then again, we're talking about a film made in 1980), but the few it does have are fun -- including a peek at what some of the actors look like now.

    A must!...more info
  • I'M ALRIGHT..THE GOPHER SWINGS
    The dancing gopher is still a hoot to watch, swinging his stuff to Kenny Loggins' lively I'M ALRIGHT. CADDYSHACK has some truly funny moments; I didn't enjoy it as much as when I first viewed it twenty five years ago, but one can't deny the strength of the really funny parts...the Baby Ruth in the pool; Rodney Dangerfield's unleashed lunacy; and of course the battling Bill Murray vs. the gopher. Chevy Chase seems almost wasted in his role; Ted Knight is pretty funny as his usual bombastic self. The subplot involving caddy Michael O'Keefe doesn't have any really funny moments, but the movie's maniacal madness still offers plenty of laughs and is enjoyable to revisit....more info
  • WAY OVERRATED AS A COMEDY CLASSIC
    I just finished watching this DVD after hearing so much about it for the past 25 years since it was first released. Quite frankly, the reverence bestowed upon this flick is just totally beyond my level of comprehension - it's essentially a b-grade drive-in movie, nothing more, nothing less. The best thing going for Caddyshack is the presence of Rodney Dangerfield. As for Bill Murray, has he ever really been funny throughout his career as a comedic actor? His fan base must be teenagers high on drugs, because I've never been able to see the hilarity in his deadpan smugness. And don't get me started on Chevy Chase - his most redeeming quality is mortality!...more info
  • Great Laughs
    Rodney Dangerfield plays the guy we all love and would love to work or drink with, and in truth probably played a role that was natural and close to his true personality. Ted Knight, on the other hand, plays the prick role of Judge Smails so well, that for years after I could not seperate Knight from his character and hated him on sight whenever he appeared on TV.
    Chevy Chase is great in supporting role as lazy playboy Ty Webb. Probably two dozen or more throwaway lines that have worked their way into America's lexicon. Comedy for those who love comedy....more info
  • Quotability BAR NONE.
    What's most remarkable about this movie is not the humor value or anything; it's how quotable it is. For some reason this is the most easily quoted and most quoted movie as far as I can tell. Even the most mild fan can quote several lines from this movie without having watched it a hundred times like some of us die-hards. There are just so many funny lines to quote, not just one-liners but also conversations. It's quite remarkable. A real phenomenon. I doubt there will ever be another movie with this characteristic.

    I could go on that for another 15 minutes, but instead I'll convince you on why you shouldn't just rent this movie; you should BUY it, right now, even if you've never seen it. It's quite funny. There's just a lot of funny one-liners and even non-one liners that you can laugh at over and over and almost more importantly laugh over and over with your friends just TALKING about them! You can seriously sit there and do back-to-back quotes with one another and keep laughing. There's nothing like it. And what's even better is if you're doing it in a group or crowd of people someone overhearing it is bound to know what you're talking about! The events in the movie are funny too, such as when Judge Smails hurls his golf club.

    The characters are also all very funny. You even like Judge Smails, the "villain" of the movie, who is played brilliantly by the late Ted Knight. He makes a very good villain. I thought Bill Murray was overrated in this movie, not to mention the gopher, but after watching him for a while he did some pretty funny stuff, such as staring at the old ladies golfing and talking to himself about how he's gonna kill the gopher. My favorite is Rodney Dangerfield's character. Rodney's always great and always steals the show because, well, he's Rodney! He delivers plenty of his famous one-liner jokes, some of which even people with the "high brow" sense of humor can laugh at.

    The plot is easy enough to follow and isn't exactly "complex". Hey, it's a comedy. But in any case it suits the movie and I can't comlain. It may get a little slow in the middle around the yacht club scene and all but it picks right up soon afterwards and you may not even find that part slower at all. But the movie definitely keeps you interested, even when Rodney disappears for a while.

    All in all, a great movie. Even if you're not a particular fan of any of the actors here you may like them or just not dislike them as much and the movie will keep your attention and keep you laughing. It's no wonder this movie is a classic.

    So get...no, BUY it NOW!!!...more info
  • Caddyshack
    Great movie..... For anyone who wants to be the ball...........
    Bill Murray at his best.............more info
  • Still my favorite comedy
    I watch comedies constantly hoping to find one I rate higher than this, but it hasn't happened in 25 years so far.

    Yes, it's stupid... that's not the point. The point is the best ensemble cast ever in a comedy. Most of Rodney's lines were from his act, and Chevy and Bill made it up as they went along -- hilarious. Ted Knight has never been funnier.

    This film is billed as the "slobs against the snobs," and of course the slobs get the win at the end. However, one of the least appreciated lines in the film is a devastating put down pun from a rich guy to a poor one:

    Danny (the poor caddy) shows up at the Yacht Club after mowing Judge Smails lawn. He's wearing a ridiculous captain's uniform.

    Smails' grandson Spaulding takes one look at him and dismissively comments:

    "Well... Ahoy Polloi!"

    Brilliant. And if you don't get it, pick up a dictionary and look up hoi polloi. ...more info
  • my private review mach 5
    1 of my favorite movies i was never a caddy, so I cant relate I was a bagger at a supermarket...more info
  • Good movie - bad disc
    Disc always stops at the same location about 20 minutes into play, I am able to navigate forward to get it playing again but that ruins the movie. Defect discovered months after purchase, I plan to buy another in HD DVD or DVD format. ...more info
  • Best Movie Of 1980!
    Hands down a comedy classic. The star power in this movie is ridiculous. They take over the movie in ther own fashion, and you not only forget the plot, the story, and the theme caddy you are supposed to follow. Tha amazing part? You don't even care! You laugh, and quote the lines for days! Caddyshack is one of the best movies to be put on DVD. I wish there were more features!

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  • All time great
    If you haven't seen this movie yet you must!!
    It's hilarious.
    Triple it with Fletch and Summer Rental and I guarantee you'll be laughing all night unless you're one of those people that will purposely consider nothing funny for the sole purpose of starting a review "I didn't find this movie funny" because you want to be 'different than everyone else' which is quite funny because just about every teenager I know has the same personality I just described... in short, YOU ARE A LEMMING if you are this type. LOL!

    Worth buying, you'll like it everytime you watch it....more info
  • Caddyreview
    Caddyshack is a classic. This DVD was delivered on time and in excellent condition. No complaints here......more info
  • If you own an HD DVD player, get that version instead
    5 stars for the movie, 2 stars for this DVD

    This movie is a classic, and one of my favorite comedies.

    The picture quality and sound are TERRIBLE on this DVD.
    Now, I realize that I do own an HDTV and an HD-DVD player, (which improves picture and sound, making imperfections more noticeable than a standard DVD player would), but still, this DVD sucks.

    The picture is grainy, with way too vibrant colors and way too much grain.
    The sound (especially on music) drops out frequently.
    The extras are stupid and pointless, not worth more than one viewing.

    I own this version as well as the HD DVD version, and that version makes a HUGE improvement on picture and sound from this release.

    BOTTOM LINE: If you own a VHS copy and/ or DVD release of this film, and own an HD DVD player, GET THE HD DVD RELEASE.
    If you don't own an HD DVD player, then this version is, sadly, the next best thing (if you own the previous DVD or a VHS copy, there is no need to buy this).

    This classic deserves MUCH better treatment on DVD than this....more info
  • Great comedy-decent picture quality.
    This is one of my all-time favorite movies. I owned the DVD and now the HD DVD. This is not one of the best looking HD DVDs, but I believe that is due to the original film source more than anything. But the picture is much better than the DVD. If you don't already own this get it now! If you already own the DVD and have a very large HDTV, then upgrade to the HD DVD ASAP!...more info
  • 25 Years And Still Going Strong
    This film must be one of the funniest ever made. This was a classic ensemble of comic geniuses. The fact that people still talk about this film 25 years later attest to the brilliance of the cast and director. Remember, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, and Rodney Dangerfield are known for their improvisational talents, and in Caddyshack, their combined talents reached a critical mass of classic mirth. Oh yes, ther was some raunchy and silly humor here, and that was the point. The plot was low on the list of factors which made this film a success. It was merely a vehicle for these comic geniuses to do their thing.
    As an aside, the DVD has interesting current interviews with some of the actors and director. It was interesting to see that some of the minor actors, (who played DeNunzio and Lacy Underalls) aged pretty doggone well. Chevy Chase had some good insights as well.
    I saw this DVD on sale at Hollywood Video for $7.99. Go for it....more info
  • Funny Movie
    The movie is funny and even our young kids liked it. I remember when it first came out and the jokes are still good....more info
  • Great Movie
    It's a classic movie there are just so many funny moments.
    I am definitely glad I bought the movie....more info
  • Hey Wang, what's with the pictures? It's a parking lot!.
    The mark of a classic movie, I feel, is the number of quotable lines it has. This one is filled to the brim - "It's in the hole" - "When you die, you will have total conscientiousness. So I got that going for me, which is nice." - "This is my friend Wang, no offense." - "Hey, you musta been somethin' before electricity" - "That's the worst looking hat I ever saw... looks good on you thought." - "Somebody step on a duck?" - "Gunga, Gunga Gungalunga" OK, I'll stop.

    Three of the funniest men in comedy - Bill, Rodney, Chevy all give great performances. Laugh out loud great. Ted Knight is wonderful too as the man you love to hate.

    Yes, the plot is silly and the interplay among the minor players is less fun than the wise cracking of Chevy, Rodney and Bill. But don't let that discourage you.

    I say buy it just to listen to Rodney, his timing is perfect, his one-liners bust-a-gut funny - "This steak's got marks where the jockey was hittin' it". He was so funny - I miss him.

    Probably one of the best comedies ever made and it holds up today. 5 stars!
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  • Caddyshack DVD
    I am very satisfied with my recent purchase of CaddyShack in DVD format.
    It arrived in a timely manner and was in excellent shape. We watched the movie and had no problems....more info