1980’s American sports comedy film Caddyshacks is a comedy masterpiece by director Harold Ramis and writers Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis, and Douglas Kenney. The movie features in lead Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O’Keefe, and Bill Murray.
Distributed by Warner Bros., the film came out on screens on July 25, 1980, and made $60 mn at the box office. Running for a total of 98 minutes, the movie has its Cinematography by Stevan Larner, edited by William C. Carruth, and Music by Johnny Mandel.
What is So Special About Caddyshacks (1980)?
This movie is special for not one but many reasons. It turns out that this is director Ramis’s directorial debut and even catapulted Dangerfield’s career, who was a stand-up comedian before the film. The film also made approximately $40 million at the domestic box office, giving out a sequel with a similar taste in comedy.
Its second part, named Caddyshack II, came out 8 years later in 1988 but got a poor feedback from the audience. The movie also has a cult following, and ESPN described it as “perhaps the funniest sports movie ever made.”
Caddyshack 1980 Cast and Characters
In this comedy masterpiece, we have in lead Chevy Chase as Ty Webb with Rodney Dangerfield as Al Czervik and Ted Knight as Judge Elihu Smails. Accompany them are Michael O’Keefe, Bill Murray, and Sarah Holcomb in the roles of Danny Noonan, Carl Spackler, and Maggie O’Hooligan, respectively.
We also have Scott Colomby playing Tony D’Annunzio, Cindy Morgan in the role of Lacey Under all, Dan Resin as Dr. Beeper, and Henry Wilcoxon portraying Bishop Fred Pickering.
Is there a Book too?
Yes. Taylor Trade Publishing actually releases a book in 2007 that goes by the name “The Book of Caddyshack.” Written by Scott Martin, the book is basically a paperback illustration of the actual movie and also contains Q&A interviews from the cast and crew members.
In 2018, Flatiron Books published Chris Nashawaty’s Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story, telling readers how the film was made.
Where to Watch Caddyshacks 1980 online?
One can find the 1980 comedy film “Caddyshack” on Google Play Movies and YouTube to be available for watching download and rent on Google Play Movies and YouTube online. Besides these platforms, the film can also be rented, purchased, and streamed via subscription on Vudu, Google Play Movies, Microsoft Store, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, Amazon Video, HBO Max, Redbox, YouTube, and Apple iTunes.
Caddyshack Plot: What is it about?
The movie revolves around Danny Noonan, a teenager struck by bad luck, who is currently working as a caddy at the Bushwood Country Club in order to collect money for his college. Sun next hi volunteers to Kadi for or a big and famous club member. He then gets a chance to get votes for a college scholarship exclusively available for caddies.
At the same time, we have Danny struggling with preparations for the to prepare for the Caddy Day golf tournament as he begins taking advice from rich golf pro-Ty Webb.