Happy Gilmore

Corrected entry: After the fight with Bob Barker, he goes to subway, he has a cut on his forehead, after that scene ends the cut disappears for the rest of the movie.

Correction: There's at least two or three weeks between the scene in Subway and the next scene with his grandma - he's suspended for one month but when he tries to buy the house back he's playing in the championship in a week's time. Three weeks is plenty of time for a cut to heal, and it's certainly not going to reappear after that.

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.

Lummie Premium member

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.

RoyT

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: 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: 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.

Piemanmoo

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: 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.

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

Piemanmoo

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.

JamesP

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...

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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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: The evil man at the nursing home is played by Ben Stiller, then a rising star, in an uncredited role.

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