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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.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Fairuza Balk
21-May-1974   The Waterboy
Kathy Bates
28-Jun-1948   Misery
Blake Clark
2-Feb-1946   Harry on Home Improvement
Frank Coraci
Film Director
3-Feb-1966   The Waterboy
Allen Covert
13-Oct-1964   Grandma's Boy
Bill Cowher
8-May-1957   Steelers Head Coach, 1992-2006
Dan Fouts
10-Jun-1951   San Diego Chargers QB
Clint Howard
20-Apr-1959   Ice Cream Man
Jimmy Johnson
16-Jul-1943   Former Cowboys, Dolphins head coach
Brent Musburger
Sports Journalist
26-May-1939   Sports commentator for ABC
Jerry Reed
Country Musician
20-Mar-1937 1-Sep-2008 When You're Hot, You're Hot
Adam Sandler
9-Sep-1966   The Wedding Singer, SNL alumnus
Rob Schneider
31-Oct-1963   Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
Big Show
8-Feb-1972   WCW and WWE wrestler
Lynn Swann
7-Mar-1952   Pittsburgh Steelers receiver
Jennifer Taylor
19-Apr-1972   Chelsea on Two and a Half Men
Lawrence Taylor
4-Feb-1959   NFL Hall of Famer
Henry Winkler
30-Oct-1945   Fonz on Happy Days


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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