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The Waterboy (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 6 November 1998 (USA)
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A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.

Director:

Frank Coraci
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Bobby Boucher
Kathy Bates ... Mama Boucher
Henry Winkler ... Coach Klein
Fairuza Balk ... Vicki Vallencourt
Jerry Reed ... Red Beaulieu
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Derek Wallace (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Blake Clark ... Farmer Fran
Peter Dante ... Gee Grenouille
Jonathan Loughran ... Lyle Robideaux
Al Whiting ... Casey Bugge
Clint Howard ... Paco
Allen Covert ... Walter
Rob Schneider ... Townie
Todd Holland Todd Holland ... Greg Meaney
Robert Kokol Robert Kokol ... Professor
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Storyline

Bobby Boucher is the lowly waterboy for a college football team, until the coach discovers his amazing talent for tackling people much bigger than him. He signs the Waterboy as the new star player, but Bobby must keep it secret from his overbearing and domineering mother. Written by Travis Kennedy

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The Water-Boy is The Devil! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some crude sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Waterboy See more »

Filming Locations:

Jacksonville, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,414,071, 8 November 1998

Gross USA:

$161,491,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$185,991,646
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Coraci, who plays Bobby's father, Robert, is only seven months older than Adam Sandler (I) in real life. See more »

Goofs

When Bobby finds Vicky working on his lawnmower, a man wearing a yellow shirt appears and disappears several times throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Lawrence Taylor: Gentlemen, which brings me to my next point. Don't smoke crack.
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Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version, the note Bobby gets early in the film reads "eat shit and kill yourself." For edited-for-TV versions the note reads "I hope you choke on your dandruff." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 August 2015 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Doin' My Thang
Written by Sherwin Charles, Ivan Norwood, James Carter and Travis Lane
Performed by Lifelong featuring Incident
Contains a sample of "Best of My Love"
Written by Maurice White and Al McKay
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One of the year's VERY WORST movies. Equivalent to fingernails on a chalkboard.
3 December 1998 | by Dale-31See all my reviews

I believe in giving bad movies a chance. I wanted to like "The Waterboy" and I went in with a positive attitude. Then... Adam Sandler spoke. I can't tell you how much I cringed whenever he spoke. I have lived in the South and no one is that ridiculous in their accent. This is, by far, his absolute worst movie. His ONLY funny movie was "Bulletproof," and that wasn't even that good. The only person I was interested in was Kathy Bates because she is one of my favorite actresses. I don't know what she was thinking when she signed on to do this movie. Thank God she wasn't bad in her role. Other than her, I couldn't care less for anyone else in the film. There were some funny lines and the football scenes were pretty brutal, but that DOES NOT make up for bad writing and REALLY bad acting. There were times when I was bored. Sandler doesn't have the charisma or acting ability to play a lead role. He would only work as a supporting character, like the obnoxious best friend. Why can't he be as funny as he is in his CD's? His CD's are absolutely hilarious. I have lost all respect for Sandler with this film, and I can't BELIEVE it made this much money, it's ridiculous. "The Waterboy" is the 2nd worst movie of the year, after the extremely atrocious "I Got The Hookup." There is nothing worse than an unfunny comedy. Well, maybe torture; but, then I would take that over watching "The Waterboy" any day of the week.


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