Happy Gilmore

Happy Gilmore (1996)

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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.

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Corrected entry: When Happy and Bob Barker are fighting, just after Happy is sitting on Bob, Happy stands up and is grabbed around the throat by Bob. The camera cuts to Bob laying on the floor, meaning if he grabbed Happy his arms must be about six feet long.

Cheryl Gibson

Correction: Happy sits on his knees, so Bob Barker can grab his throat.


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.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: How could somebody get a car onto a golf course without anybody noticing? And if somebody DID notice, then why weren't all the golfers warned? Don't you think they could improve the security for such an important event?

Correction: I don't know if you've ever been to a golf tournament but security is slim to none. They make mention to that in the movie when Shooter saw a couple having sex in the woods. Not much security there.

Corrected entry: When Happy is at the Happyland putting park, and he is practising his shots in the scene before the laughing clown, why would the signs "Keep Smiling" and "Have Fun" be facing away from where the putter was hitting, instead of facing people walking by?

Correction: It was to face the person sitting on the chair.


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: In the scene where Happy and Bob Barker are fighting and Happy gets knocked into the pond, he crawls out and yells "Now you're gonna get it, Bobby." When he yells this, his lips don't move. The voice was dubbed in.

Correction: You CAN see Happy saying "Now you're gonna get it, Bobby". Adam talks through his teeth a lot, but if you watch closely, you can tell he is saying it.

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: When Happy first learns that the IRS will take Grandma's house, he throws Robert Smigel, the IRS guy through the glass door. Later, when Happy goes outside and the movers are golfing, he goes through the same door, but it is intact. (00:09:00)

Correction: You never see the door in the segment when the movers are playing golf. You do see it later when they are auctioning off the house and the door is a completely different color. So one could only assume that the door has been replaced.


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: In the last tournament, after Happy is hit by the Volkswagen, it crashes into the tower and flames fly from the front of the car. The problem is that old model Volkswagens were made with the engines in the back. So when he wrecked it would have simply collapsed the bonnet instead of exploding.

Correction: But the petrol tank was in the front...

Corrected entry: During the scene when Happy is being reprimanded in Doug's office for the fight he had with Bob Barker, why is it that Shooter is permitted to be in this meeting? It would seem that only Doug, Virginia and Happy should be present as it is none of Shooter's business.

Correction: Golfers (like virtually all athletes) belong to a union. Since Shooter is the number one golfer, he's likely there as a union representative.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Adam Sandler and Julie Bowen are at Subway, the wrappers for their subs are lying perfectly flat on the table; indicating they hadn't been used as wrappers at all.

Correction: I eat at Subway quite a lot and my wrappers always look like that, even though they have been used to wrap the sub.

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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 is practicing hockey outside the batting cage, he knocks Chubbs' hand off. A truck runs over the hand and shatters it, but the next day the hand is fine and only missing two fingers.

Correction: If you look more closely, the hand is glued together. He is missing two fingers because he could not glue those back on.

Corrected entry: In the final tournament, Happy's shirt changes back and forth from orange to blue.

Correction: The final tournament takes place over four days, so his shirt will most likely change.

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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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Happy Gilmore: I'm stupid. You're smart. I was wrong. You were right. You're the best. I'm the worst. You're very good-looking. I'm not attractive.

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Trivia: During one of the tournaments, a few of Happy's fans are visible in the background holding cut out signs of his face. This is the same but blown up picture used in Billy Madison to mark the grade he was in.

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Suggested correction: I Googled the face sign from this movie while watching Billy Madison, and they are not the same. You can tell the facial expression on Happy Gilmore features a wider smile and arched eyebrows, whereas the cutout of Billy Madison is more straightfaced and his eyebrows are a little furrowed, as evidenced by the wrinkles between them.

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Question: Who was the guy that was always around shaking his head every time Happy did something stupid? He mentioned something about Grizzly Adams, having a beard?

Rollin Garcia Jr

Chosen answer: He's the legendary golfer Lee Trevino.


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