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Anger Management (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 April 2003 (USA)
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Dave Buznik is a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to an anger management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor.

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Peter Segal

Writer:

David Dorfman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Dave Buznik
Jack Nicholson ... Dr. Buddy Rydell
Marisa Tomei ... Linda
Luis Guzmán ... Lou (as Luis Guzman)
Allen Covert ... Andrew
Lynne Thigpen ... Judge Brenda Daniels
Kurt Fuller ... Frank Head
Jonathan Loughran ... Nate
Krista Allen ... Stacy
January Jones ... Gina
Woody Harrelson ... Galaxia / Security Guard Gary
John Turturro ... Chuck
Kevin Nealon ... Sam
Conrad Goode ... Bailiff / Lexus Man
Gina Gallego ... Bar Waitress
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Storyline

Mild-mannered timid businessman Dave Buznik works for a pet clothing company out of New York City. He's got an abrasive boss named Mr. Frank Head who frequently takes credit for his work and steps on him in return. He's got a loving girlfriend, Linda, whose best friend is her condescending college ex, Andrew. But when a misunderstanding aboard an airplane goes haywire, Dave is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell, who is an unpredictable, psychopathic character. As the relationship between Dave and Buddy becomes more tense, when the unorthodox treatment wreaks havoc Dave's life, and Buddy might be the only one who can save him from a problem he recognizes right away in his patient, that could only get worse. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Genres:

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for crude sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Locos de ira See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,220,847, 13 April 2003

Gross USA:

$135,645,823

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$195,745,823
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the same time this movie was shooting the hospital scene on the ramps at Columbia University, Comedy Central was filming Porn 'n Chicken (2002) right outside. In fact, the graduation set for Porn 'n Chicken is in the distance outside the glass wall. Kurt Fuller (Frank Head) appeared in both films. See more »

Goofs

When Dave is frying eggs. he cracks the egg on the edge of the pan. A large chunk of the brown shell falls into the pan with the eggs. Dave doesn't remove the shell, yet when he serves the eggs they have no shells in them. This shell is very large, sticking up at least 1/4 inch above the surface of the frying eggs. The heat of the frying pan is so high that the shell couldn't possibly be removed before part of the egg had cooked. See more »

Quotes

Lou: Eskimos seem nice.
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks to CONRAD GOODE for getting in a fight at that bar and inspiring us to make this movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the French version, instead of Geraldo Rivera that Chuck is going to go after, he says Mike Tyson. See more »

Connections

Remade as Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) See more »

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How Deep Is Your Love
Written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. o/b/o itself and Crompton Songs, LLC and Careers-BMG Music Publishing,
Inc. o/b/o Gibb Brothers Music
Performed by The Bee Gees (as Bee Gees)
Courtesy of Polydor Records Ltd. (U.K.)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Another Adam Sandler movie, but this one has Jack Nicholson in it
29 April 2004 | by Greatwhitewhale2See all my reviews

Yes, it's a typical Sandler movie. Adam plays a character with either a disability or anger problem. He gets a girl. There are insane characters around him. But I guess this one's different because of Mr. Jack Nicholson.

Adam has worked with Oscar winners before (Kathy Bates) but Jack is quite a big movie star and I was surprised to see Jack do this. Jack does look like he's having fun doing it though.

There are some good laughes in this and some very good cameos (like a certain man who's well known for his anger problems). It is an entertaining movie and a great chemistry between Sandler and Nicholson and wondering on whether Nicholson's character is a psycho or not.

The ending's pretty weird and a lot of people complained about it but like many ofter Sandler movies, it's a feel good one.

So like Sandler films, watch this but Jack Nicholson doing an Adam Sandler film is the real reason to watch.


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