Happy Gilmore

Happy Gilmore (1996)

37 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: After Chubbs died, Shooter told Happy "You killed a golf legend." But in the first tournament, when Shooter was a special guest, neither him or any of the other participants never bothered to notice Chubbs. If he was such a legend, why had all those people who obviously knew a lot about golf ignored him ?

Correction: Shooter is just trying to make Happy feel bad.


Corrected entry: When Happy goes to his "happy place", it shows Chubbs playing the piano. He puts both of his hands up to show Happy that he has his hand back. However, the music is still playing even though Chubbs' hands aren't on the keys.


Correction: That's kind of the joke. It's his "Happy Place" where, like a dream sequence, anything can happen. Not a mistake.

Corrected entry: When Happy hires the homeless man as his caddy, you can see that he has two shoes on. Then later, Happy states that he only has one shoe on.


Correction: The time when Happy hires the caddy and when he tells them that he only has one shoe are two different scenes.

S. Ha

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, Grandma asks Happy, "Who are you waving at?" Watch Virginia's lips - she mouths the words along with her.

Matty Blast

Correction: This is not necessarily a mistake - there's no reason why they couldn't have both been asking the same question, especially since they would have been questioning Happy's odd behaviour which they both saw.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Happy and Virginia are on the skating rink, Happy makes a bet with Virginia to make a shot into the goal. Happy throws down the puck before he skates over to get the hockey stick. After stating the bet, Virginia says, "Really?" and there is a shot of Happy throwing the puck again on the ice (or at least you hear it hitting.) Why does he need two pucks?

Correction: Happy never acts like he is throwing the puck again towards the ice, the noise you are hearing is Virginia placing the hockey stick flat against the ice.

Corrected entry: When Happy is making his final, winning shot (18th hole), there are a couple of camera shots of the audience watching the ball bounce off of various objects before going into the hole. Everyone in the audience is moving their heads in unison, with the exception a young girl in the front, who, instead continuously stares directly into the camera.

Correction: I've seen a lot of times where kids aren't interested in what is going on around them, and won't be doing exactly what the adults are doing. If she's not interested in watching the ball, she wouldn't watch it.

Corrected entry: When the tower falls right in front of Happy's ball, you can see that everything falls off. However, a news camera seems to be bolted to the tower because it dose not even budge when the tower is falling.

Correction: That's because it is, in fact, secured to the tower. Standard safety procedures require that all persons as well as heavy equipment must be secured above certain heights to prevent falling injuries. These can be either falling from a high point, or being struck by falling debris.


Corrected entry: During a musical montage scene where Happy is driving ball after ball, you can see the balls being pulled up his shirt by a wire.

Correction: It's not the golf ball going up, it's actually the golf tee and it's not going up his shirt. The tee sometimes flies up when you tee off.

Corrected entry: In the the scene when the caddy tells him that the green slopes slightly left, happy tells him that it only looks that way because he is missing his shoe. The problem is that he is missing his left shoe. If he is missing his left shoe then it would appear that the green slopes to the right.

Correction: From the caddy's point of view, being without his left shoe would mean that he would be tilted left, so the ground would look tilted left also.

Benjamin Tiffany

Corrected entry: In the scene where happy has a bet with the repot men he hits the golf ball and we see a bird's eye view of its travels. It appears to travel an awful distance when in fact, but as we see in the next clip, it only travels to the end of the street.

Correction: This is a common filmmaking technique used to show a particular action or sequence dramatically stretched out for emphasis. When done this deliberately it doesn't even qualify as a "deliberate" mistake.

Super Grover

Corrected entry: In the scene where Chubbs is training Happy at the mini golf place, Happy smacks the nose off the clown with his golf club. Sparks and smoke come out of where the nose was, and the clown stops functioning. Considering it didn't light up or move, how could sparks and smoke come out if it was just a piece of plastic attached to the face?

Correction: The clown's eyes did actually move, so that's probably the mechanism that Happy blew up when he hit it.

Corrected entry: When Shooter steals the jacket, everyone is chasing him and "Frankenstein" is in the middle of the pack. Then in the next shot, you hear him beating up Shooter.

Correction: The action takes place off camera so its near impossible to tell whether he got there too soon. The sounds we hear are just punches and could be from other spectators as there were a lot chasing after him.


Corrected entry: Happy brags to Virginia about being the only guy in the history of hockey to ever try to stab someone with a hockey skate. Well, it is impossible to do. The blade on a hockey skate is in a shape of a small arc, with no points, unlike a figure skate, which has a pick in front and a definite point in the back.

Correction: Happy "tried" to stab someone. Being as irrational as Happy is he certainly might have just thought that he could use it to stab someone. As you have explained its not hard to figure out why Happy was the first person to try it.


Corrected entry: When Happy is on the golf course his Subway shirt changes from having the logo and not having the logo countless times.

Correction: On the regular video/DVD version of this film the logo is shown in all shots that Happy is wearing the tee shirt. However, you are referring to the version of movie which was broadcast on TV. In the televised version of the movie, in order to save on royalties the logo was edited by the station. This is not a mistake within the film itself.

Corrected entry: When Happy and his grandmother hit the lady at the nursing home and Happy dumps food for her, if you look you can notice grandma laughing and covering her mouth.

Correction: This entry is wrong, because Grandma is not laughing at all. I have watched that specific scene many times, and she is by no means covering her mouth laughing. She does put her hand up to her mouth, but it is a gesture of shock and concern.

Corrected entry: During one of the tournaments midway through the movie, there is a scene where the camera shows Happy teeing of many times in a row. In one of the last shots, Happy hits the ball, throws his hands straight up in the air and says 'yeah'. When he hits the golf ball, it actually goes through his legs and backwards. He still seems happy though.

Correction: The ball goes forward, it is the tee that goes backwards through Happy's legs.

Corrected entry: In the scene in the bar Happy orders a bottle of beer from the bartender. He takes only one drink, yet when he smashes it to threaten Shooter no beer splashes out.

Correction: If you look there is an empty bottle next to his, and when he grabs a bottle it his not his but the one next to his.

Corrected entry: If Happy has enough money to bid on his Grandmother's house then he has enough money to pay the back taxes to the IRS and stop the auction. Also, the IRS only cares about the taxes, anything bid over the tax amount is returned to the owner. Happy could bid a million dollars and win, at which point he'd have to pay his own Grandmother, something we can probably assume she wouldn't sue him for, given their relationship.


Correction: Except that the IRS gives a specified time to pay the taxes. IE, if the taxes are not paid by such and such a date, the auction will proceed. Happy didn't have enough money by the deadline, but did have enough once the auction started. The IRS would take the taxes owed out, and any money over the amount would go to the owner, however, the person purchasing the house can still force her to move out. Any bid at an auction is legally binding and would have to be paid. There are laws against this, and laws against bidding on your own property (or property of a friend or family member) to jack the price up.


Corrected entry: Happy bets Virginia she cant get a goal in the hockey rink. She shoots this puck and it shows it slowly making its way through the goalies crease and then switches camera angle. The puck is now 10 feet away from the net and goes through the crease a 2nd time.

Correction: They're just showing the same event from a different angle. Like in action movies when we see the same explosion three times.


Corrected entry: When Happy is driving his grandma to the nursing home the mista mista lady jumps on the car. Happy makes a reaction of hitting the breaks and you can hear the tires screeching to a halt. But in the next shot you can see the car is still moving when the lady is on the hood.

Correction: Even though Happy seemed surprised that the mista mista lady hopped on his car, he screeches and it sounds a little bit like tires screeching but it is not, you can see that the car didn't stop, in fact the car is still moving when he throws the food at the lady.

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Continuity mistake: When Happy is trying out for the hockey team, he sends a slapshot in front of the coaches and it breaks the glass. In the next shot the glass is intact. (00:04:07)

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