Caddyshack (1980)

41 mistakes

(12 votes)

Revealing mistake: When Carl is caddying for the priest during the bad weather, the wind is so strong that it is almost blowing them over but the trees are not moving in the background.

Continuity mistake: At the dinner party, when Danny continuously puts butter on Lacey's side plate, in the closeup Lacey's right arm is on the table, but in the following shot she is now holding a glass with just her elbow on the table. (00:29:00)


Other mistake: During the dinner party scene, Carl is going gopher hunting. The shot of him approaching the tree shows it's daylight in the background, when the previous shot showed it very very dark out.

Continuity mistake: When Ty is finished talking with the Judge in the golf club's changing room, Ty walks away, and the Judge is holding his jacket over his left arm/hand, but in the following shot it is now over his right arm/hand. (00:16:30)


Continuity mistake: When Lacy visits Ty at his house, Ty offers her a drink. As he leaves the bar area he has the Perrier bottle and bottle opener in his left hand and the glass with lemon in his right. In the next shot, he's shown handing the glass to Lacy with his left hand and the Perrier bottle and opener is now in his right hand.

Continuity mistake: When Al Cvervik is walks into the golf club, the Judge is standing next to the counter, but when Al says, "it looks good on you though," the judge is about three feet away from the counter. Also, a hat appears on the counter from nowhere, because the judge hangs his up, and Al puts his back on the statue. (00:17:45)


Continuity mistake: At the dinner party, when Ty makes his appearance he walks toward Al Czervick and greets his guests. Watch closely in the background, Lacey is looking in Ty's direction with two guys on her right, but in the following closeup a woman in a red dress has suddenly appeared. (00:32:10)


Revealing mistake: Lesser caddies sneaking around the golf course are seen with the print of their T-shirt in reverse (mirror) image, suggesting a decision by the director (Harold Ramis) to influence the on-screen direction of movement.

Continuity mistake: When Judge Smails is talking to the Scottish greens keeper, in one shot he points his finger at him saying something like, "I'll be looking for a new greens keeper." and then puts his hand down, but in the following shot, he puts his hand down again. (00:08:10)


Continuity mistake: Early in the film, when Ted Knight arrives at the final hole and Rodney calls out "1000 bucks you miss the putt", we initially watch Ted line up the putt and it is only about 2 feet long (shoulder width). The shadow from his head is only a few inches from the hole. After getting flustered by Rodney's bet, Ted again sets up over the ball, and suddenly the putt has doubled in length. More importantly, the sky has changed from mostly sunny to considerably cloudy and the shadow from his head is at least 4 feet from the hole.

Continuity mistake: When the Reverend is playing golf in the torrential thunderstorm and Carl the greenskeeper (Bill Murray) is caddying for him, originally, Carl's shirt is filthy when he is first asked to caddy for the Eminence. The next scene the shirt is clean. (01:02:45)

Continuity mistake: At the dinner party, when Spaulding gulps down some half-finished drinks left on a table, his unknotted bow-tie is hanging on the left side of his neck. He nearly gags on the last drink and quickly exits the room. In the next shot, outside the restaurant, his unknotted bow-tie is hanging on the right side of his neck. (00:35:25)

Revealing mistake: During the opening credits, the gopher is tunneling under the grass and plowing it up as he goes. In one of these shots, the path the gopher will take can be seen before he even gets there. The darker special-effects grass that the underground "gopher" will tear up is obvious. (00:00:35)

Continuity mistake: At the end of the thunder storm scene, when the guy gets struck by lightning, he falls down, and his legs go to the right side. In the following shot, his legs are on the left side facing the camera. (01:01:35)


Continuity mistake: When Lacey is on the fairway with Judge just about to tee off, she says, "I was getting really tired of having fun all the time", and her arms are crossed, but in the following shot they are no longer crossed. (00:19:20)


Continuity mistake: When Danny is putting his money in the college fund jar, you see the Cheerios box straight, but when it cuts away then cuts back, you see the box moved at an angle. (00:02:55)

Continuity mistake: When Lacey is walking towards the fairway where the Judge is, in the first shot look really closely, there is a tennis racket in her right hand, but when she stops next to the kids she has gloves in that hand and the racket is gone. (00:18:40)


Al Czervik: Oh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh? Oh, it looks good on you though.

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Trivia: The sounds they used for the gopher where actually from a dolphin.


More trivia for Caddyshack

Question: What does the judge say when the ref asks him if there are an odd or even number of tees in his hand? "Bald"? What am I missing here?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: The judge says "odd". He was quessing at whether the ref had an even number of tees in his hand or an odd number of tees. This is a common and fair way of determining who will go first.

Bruce Minnick

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