Happy Gilmore

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

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

Trivia: Bob Barker did his own fight sequences, or at least most of them. He is reportedly a Black Belt in karate and a Red Belt in tang soo do.

Mark English

Trivia: This is a small tidbit, but I thought it was a little bit interesting. When Happy is talking to Gary Potter for the first time there is an older gentlemen standing in the crown behind them that has a portable chair. At one point he drops it and wants to bend down to get it, but he pauses as though the directors might get mad. (00:35:09)

JamesP

Continuity mistake: In the final round, when Happy and Shooter McGavin are about to tee off on the first hole, they show a picture of the 18th green with the Volkswagen Beetle already crashed into the TV tower. However, this doesn't happen until Happy gets hit by the car later in the game. (01:09:25)

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Chubbs: Spoken like a true asshole.

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Question: How where the flying ball shots in the beginning done? I know it could be a helicopter, but some of the shots go through branches etc. Not too easy with a helicopter.

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Chosen answer: Computer animation.

JamesP

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