The Waterboy (6-Nov-1998)|
Director: Frank Coraci
Writers: Tim Herlihy; Adam Sandler
Keywords: Sports Comedy, Football, Retards
In 2001, the estate of the late Harold Lloyd sued the Disney studio, alleging that The Waterboy was an uncredited remake of Lloyd's 1925 silent The Freshman. In the films, Adam Sandler and Lloyd played nerds who were waterboys at college football games, and the Lloyd family listed 55 other shared plot points. Disney refused to settle, and a U.S. District Court ruled that there was "no substantial similarity" between the films.
Review by anonymous (posted on 12-Mar-2006)
Adam Sandler plays a great part in
this movie. Even if you know him from other films, in this one he is
very convincing in his act to be slightly retarted. It's a great film
for favourite old time actors too. Henry Winkler, who all you Happy
Days Watchers know. Jerry Reed, my favourite actor. Whenever I've seen
Jerry play the part of a villan or a bad guy, he still gives you the
impression that he has a nice side to his charachter. I think Red,
although his charachter was of a fired up angry football coach, must
have gone home at nights and been a loving husband and father. This
movie has some very comical moments too. It made us laugh lots through
most of it.
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