Happy Gilmore

Continuity mistake: When Happy hits the ball during the bet with the two movers, we see a point of view shot of the ball traveling towards a house. When we get a shot of the owner of that house being hit, it's a different house.

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Continuity mistake: When everyone's chasing Shooter, after he steals Happy's jacket, there's a closeup of Mr. Larson. To his right, there's a guy in a dark blue shirt. When it cuts to a wideshot of everyone, you see the guy in the blue shirt, but you don't see Mr. Larson.

Continuity mistake: In the final tournament, Happy's caddy puts the ball down on the green where the (fully intact) cracker is, then picks up the cracker to take a bite. When we see him up close, there is suddenly a small bite already taken out of the cracker before he bites into it.

Matty Blast

Continuity mistake: At Happy's first tournament (the one he goes to with Chubbs), when Chubbs does the 'it's all in the hips' motion there is a lake behind him and Happy. However, when Happy then hits his ball and we see the overhead shot from the ball's point of view, we can see that there's no lake anywhere near them - it's just a green fairway.

Continuity mistake: When the V.W. bug hits the media tower the front area of the car is already charred before it catches fire. (01:14:19)

JamesP

Continuity mistake: A number of time when Happy is Teeing of if you watch closely the ball actually goes through his legs not straight ahead.

Continuity mistake: Towards the end in the championships,when Happy swings, his shirt comes up and his stomach shows. The next time, you can see a grey shirt tucked in underneath. Then later, there's just his stomach again.

Continuity mistake: When Happy drives the ball down the street and it hits a house the golf club is resting on his shoulder. A second later he is leaning on it.

Continuity mistake: When Happy is confronted by the IRS man, and is told about having to give up the house, the folder in the IRS guy's hands keeps switching hands from shot to shot.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Shooter is with the other pro golfers, (the ones with the gold jackets) and they're drinking wine, Happy interrupts them wearing an ACDC top. Notice Shooter's wine glass switch hands a number of times, and when he tells Happy to meet them on the 9th green, the wine glass has disappeared totally.

Continuity mistake: When Happy punches Bob Barker for the first time, Bob falls down a few feet away from Happy. You can see him start to get up almost immediately. But, in the shot of Bob from the front as he's standing up, he's much closer to Happy than he was in the previous shot.

Continuity mistake: The wound that Happy gets in his fight with Bob Baker becomes larger and fresher when he is in the subway place, and the next day the wound is gone.

ozwal13

Continuity mistake: On the last hole, Shooter McGavin overshoots the hole and the ball ends up going past the green. However once he shoots the ball off the man's foot and onto the green, we now see him coming onto the green from the fairway side at the bottom of the screen, not from behind the green past the hole.

jerimiah

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Larson bends Shooter's golf club, he's holding the head of the club in his left hand. When it cuts to a shot behind him, the club's head is in Mr. Larson's right hand. When they show him from the front again, the club head is back in his left hand.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie he is not taken onto the hockey team. After he is hustling at the driving range he goes to toughen up. As he is toughening up, Chubbs unplugs the machine. The kid tries it, but he never plugged it back in and the machine still manages to work. (00:15:10)

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Trivia: Bob Barker got paid more for his little bit in the movie than Virginia did for the whole thing.

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Question: In the movie, when you see Happy's dream (happy place) for the second time, you see Shooter "eat" Grandma's tongue, however, in the TV version, that part is cut out, why? There's nothing bad about that part.

Answer: Maybe not to you but to a lot of people a scene in which Shooter graphically makes out with a elderly woman is a little disturbing, not something to be broadcast for children to see.

Nick N.

Answer: I tried to find if a specific reason was given, but couldn't. However, movie studios provide the edited version of films for television and airlines. Removing this scene (or this scene and whatever else was cut) probably would have given "Happy Gilmore" an MPAA rating of "PG", making it more suitable to broadcast. (Of course, this is 90's MPAA standards, and if "Happy Gilmore" was released today, it might get a "PG" rating and not "PG-13.) Additionally, scenes are also cut for time, so the version that was broadcast might have been for time and not content. Studios will also include deleted scenes (often not available on home release versions) into the broadcast version to ensure the film is long enough if too many scenes have to be cut.

Bishop73

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