Happy Gilmore

Happy Gilmore (1996)

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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 the moving guy loses the bet to Happy, he owes him 40 dollars. He only hands him one bill. The bill he hands him doesn't even look like a twenty either.

Correction: Actually, the moving guy does hand Happy more than one bill, but he's holding one of them in his other hand. It's folded up, so it's harder to see, but it's there.

Corrected entry: When Happy is putting on the eighteenth hole, and the structure begins to fall, he turns to look at it while still remaining bent over in 'putt position'. However, in the next shot (which is a wide angle view), he is standing up straight.

Correction: Although bent over, he peeks up and moves upright slightly in the close shot, so there's no reason he couldn't stand upright in the moment we only are shown the tower falling.

Benjamin Tiffany

Corrected entry: Chubbs has a wooden right hand, but it's so clear that Carl Weathers is just holding it with his real hand from inside the sleeve. That arm is much longer than the other.

Correction: I think this obvious effect is done for humor. You can oftentimes make out the bulge of Weather's fist inside his sleeve. And note at the end of the movie when Shooter thinks he's about to win the gold jacket he tells Virginia, "In case you were wondering my jacket size is 44 long, and my right arm's just a little longer than my left."

Benjamin Tiffany

Corrected entry: Right before the clown scene, Happy is destroying the little signs. Then it shows that guy shaking his head. He is putting away from the clown hole in the opposite direction.


Correction: He probably attempted all the holes - we're just not shown them. After destroying the signs he would have gone to the next hole, but that's wouldn't necessarily be the clown one. The clown hole is just the next one we see Happy attempting.

Corrected entry: When Shooter sees Mr Larsson for the first time, Mr Larsson takes a club out of his bag, bends it, and says its a nine iron when it is clearly a wood.

Correction: Mr Larson is not a golfer, so he probably wouldn't know which club is which. He just says the nine-iron line to scare and taunt Shooter.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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.

Professional golfers are independent contractors, and as such, do not have a labor union. (Even if they did in the context of the film, there's no way someone like Shooter would ever belong to a union, let alone be voted in charge of it).

Corrected entry: When Happy first goes to his happy place, his grandma hits three cherries on the slot machine. In the next scene when she is throwing the coins up, you can see that the slot machine is not on three cherries.

Correction: But since this is all a daydream by Happy anyways, he can imagine it any way he wants, as dreams are not bound by the normal rules.


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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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: 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.


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