Caddyshack (1980)

Description

Oddballs (Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray) and gophers undermine a country-club caddy out to win a college scholarship.

Directed/Produced by:
  • Harold Ramis
  • Brian Doyle-Murray
  • Harold Ramis
  • Douglas Kenney
  • Douglas Kenney
  • Jon Peters
Cast:
  • Chevy Chase
  • Rodney Dangerfield
  • Bill Murray
  • Ted Knight
  • Michael O'Keefe
  • Sarah Holcomb
  • Scott Colomby
  • Cindy Morgan
  • Dan Resin
  • Henry Wilcoxon
  • Elaine Aiken
  • Albert Salmi
  • Ann Ryerson
  • Brian Doyle-Murray
  • Hamilton Mitchell
  • Peter Berkrot
  • John F. Barmon Jr.
  • Lois Kibbee
  • Brian McConnachie

Review

No, they don’t make ‘em like this any more. Now you just can’t make jokes about guys eating boogers and turdlike objects floating in the swimming pool — not unless you want the FCC coming down on your ass! The absurd humor of Caddyshack is legend enough to merit little additional comment from me, but it’s notable for featuring Chevy Chase in one of his most sophisticated roles — but his deadpan dialogue is only the second-most quotable in the movie, after Bill Murray’s infamous Carl Spackler, one of Murray’s most ridiculous roles on film. The plot wanders around the golf course and involves a half-dozen elements, but if you simply dig the gopher, the caddy, and the Dangerfield, you’re not going to be doing half bad.