History Trivia / Caddyshack

7th Oct '17 10:14:52 AM ClintEastwood
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** The second film is this to both Creator/ChevyChase and Creator/HaroldRamis; it's telling that every other actor from the first film refused to take part in the sequel after seeing the script.

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** The second film is this to both Creator/ChevyChase is ashamed of his participation in the sequel, which he only took part in as Creator/WarnerBrothers had pressured him and Creator/HaroldRamis; it's telling that every the other actor from actors of the first film refused to take part in movie into making a sequel. None of the sequel others bowed to the pressure though, and Warner Brothers attempted to '''sue''' Creator/RodneyDangerfield for refusing to participate after seeing citing a lack of confidence in the script. When asked about it in a interview with David Letterman, his response was an apathetic "Yeah, yeah I think I'm in that." Even looking at his role in the film, he seems disinterested in being there.
** Creator/HaroldRamis (who wrote and produced the original film) also hated the sequel; once again, he only participated after Warner Brothers continued to put pressure on him.
1st Oct '17 4:55:20 PM ClintEastwood
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** In Denmark, the film was released as "Røven Fuld af Penge", which means, translated to nearest English equivalent, "An Assload of Cash".
** In Sweden, the film was released as "Tom i bollen", literally meaning "Empty in the Ball" (having nothing inside one's head  being brainless).
* CreatorBacklash:
** Audience and critical appreciation of the film deepened over the decades since its release, but Creator/HaroldRamis' appreciation of his troubled directorial debut never did. "All I see are compromises and things we could have done better", he said in the late 2000s.
** Creator/ChevyChase hated the sequel, even during production, so much so that after a take, he mentioned to the producer to call him when a laugh track had been added, and stormed off in disgust.
22nd Sep '17 3:53:42 PM ClintEastwood
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The film is supposedly set in Illinois, but it was filmed in Florida.


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* DescendedCreator: Creator/BrianDoyleMurray as Lou Loomis.
4th Sep '17 8:13:41 AM ClintEastwood
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* FakeIrish: Sarah Holcomb as Maggie O'Hooligan.
28th Aug '17 3:47:43 PM ClintEastwood
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* ActorAllusion: In the scene where the Bishop (played by veteran actor Henry Wilcoxon) is having his best round of golf ever during a thunderstorm, he misses an easy putt, looks skyward and yells "rat farts!", and is immediately struck down by a bolt of lightning. The background music in this scene was from ''Film/TheTenCommandments'', in which Wilcoxon played the part of Pentaur.

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In the scene where the Bishop (played by veteran actor Henry Wilcoxon) is having his best round of golf ever during a thunderstorm, he misses an easy putt, looks skyward and yells "rat farts!", and is immediately struck down by a bolt of lightning. The background music in this scene was from ''Film/TheTenCommandments'', in which Wilcoxon played the part of Pentaur.Pentaur.
** In the sequel, Jackie Mason plays a character named [[Film/TheJerk Hartounian]].
28th Aug '17 3:44:16 PM ClintEastwood
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* BTeamSequel: The only ones involved with the sequel were Creator/ChevyChase and Kenny Loggins. Creator/HaroldRamis was involved, though his script was heavily rewritten.



* MissingTrailerScene:
** The theatrical and TV trailers show some extra shots and deleted scenes. These include:
*** Danny almost gets hit by a throwing knife while he is in the kitchen;
*** Danny juggling with golf balls;
*** A couple of extra shots of gopher including a scene where he dances in one of his tunnels;
*** Ty and Lacey talking while walking across the golf course;
*** An alternate version of the scene where Smails gets hit with golf ball in the groin;
*** Another scene between Ty and Lacey on some boat (some stills and lobby cards also show a part where Ty talks on the phone while Lacey whispers in his ear in the same deleted scene).

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* MissingTrailerScene:
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MissingTrailerScene: The theatrical and TV trailers show some extra shots and deleted scenes. These include:
*** ** Danny almost gets hit by a throwing knife while he is in the kitchen;
*** ** Danny juggling with golf balls;
*** ** A couple of extra shots of gopher including a scene where he dances in one of his tunnels;
*** ** Ty and Lacey talking while walking across the golf course;
*** ** An alternate version of the scene where Smails gets hit with golf ball in the groin;
*** ** Another scene between Ty and Lacey on some boat (some stills and lobby cards also show a part where Ty talks on the phone while Lacey whispers in his ear in the same deleted scene).
17th Aug '17 7:52:59 AM Josef5678
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Much of the movie was ad-libbed. Most famously was the "Cinderella story" scene, which was only in the script as: "Carl hits flowers with a grass whip." Director Harold Ramis told him to just pretend he was a kid, acting out his sports fantasy.
** Even more impressively, Creator/BillMurray's scenes had no script written for them at all. He was on set for a total of six days and whenever he got started up, they just let the camera roll on him and see where it went.

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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Much of the movie was ad-libbed. Most famously was the HarpoDoesSomethingFunny:
** The
"Cinderella story" scene, which scene was only in the script as: "Carl hits flowers with a grass whip." Director Harold Ramis told him to just pretend he was a kid, acting out his sports fantasy.
** Even more impressively, Creator/BillMurray's scenes had no script written for them at all. He was on set for a total of six days and whenever he got started up, they just let the camera roll on him and see where it went.
16th Aug '17 2:43:31 PM ClintEastwood
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny The legendary scene with Ty and Carl in Ty's "home" was added to the script solely because the writers realized that there wasn't a single scene in the movie that featured Creator/BillMurray and Creator/ChevyChase together and was almost entirely improvised.

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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny The legendary scene with Ty and Carl in Ty's "home" HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Much of the movie was added to ad-libbed. Most famously was the "Cinderella story" scene, which was only in the script solely because as: "Carl hits flowers with a grass whip." Director Harold Ramis told him to just pretend he was a kid, acting out his sports fantasy.
** Even more impressively, Creator/BillMurray's scenes had no script written for them at all. He was on set for a total of six days and whenever he got started up, they just let
the writers realized that there wasn't a single scene in the movie that featured Creator/BillMurray camera roll on him and Creator/ChevyChase together and was almost entirely improvised.see where it went.
2nd Aug '17 7:22:25 PM ClintEastwood
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* HostilityOnTheSet: The idea of Creator/ChevyChase and Creator/BillMurray being in the same scene filled everyone with horror, as the two almost got into a brawl backstage on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. Amazingly, the two were completely professional and showed no sign of their previous feud. That said, Chase's improvising threw Cindy Morgan off to the extent that they came to blows, whilst Ted Knight, completely at sea with this style of comedy, didn't get on with Chase, Creator/RodneyDangerfield, or his younger costars.



** The film was originally supposed to be a simple coming-of-age story about kids working at a golf course, with Danny (Michael O'Keefe) and Tony (Scott Colomby) as the main characters. It slowly morphed into a showcase featuring comedy veterans like RodneyDangerfield, ChevyChase, BillMurray (whose parts were originally supposed to be much smaller), and TedKnight. Much of the dialogue was improvised on the spot, and production was extremely disorganized.

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** The film was originally supposed to be a simple coming-of-age story about kids working at a golf course, with Danny (Michael O'Keefe) and Tony (Scott Colomby) as the main characters. It slowly morphed into a showcase featuring comedy veterans like RodneyDangerfield, ChevyChase, BillMurray Creator/RodneyDangerfield, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/BillMurray (whose parts were originally supposed to be much smaller), and TedKnight. Much of the dialogue was improvised on the spot, and production was extremely disorganized.
30th May '17 9:34:50 PM Josef5678
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Affected both films to varying extents. On the first film Jon Peters kept demanding that various ideas that he'd had be thrown into the film, but Harold Ramis was able to carry out his instructions in such a way that they didn't affect the quality of the end product, or even flat-out refuse when he felt Peters's suggestions were seriously crossing the line. On the second film, however, Peters was screwing around with things (including firing original director Alan Metter before shooting started) right from the start, which ended up accounting for the poor quality of the end product.
** Pretty much the only reason a sequel exists, as the executives pushed ahead with production even after every original actor besides Chevy Chase walked out upon seeing the script.

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Affected both films to varying extents. On the first film Jon Peters kept demanding that various ideas that he'd had be thrown into the film, but Harold Ramis was able to carry out his instructions in such a way that they didn't affect the quality of the end product, or even flat-out refuse when he felt Peters's suggestions were seriously crossing the line. On the second film, however, Peters was screwing around with things (including firing original director Alan Metter before shooting started) right from the start, which ended up accounting for the poor quality of the end product.
** Pretty much the The only reason a sequel exists, as the executives pushed ahead with production even after every original actor besides Chevy Chase walked out upon seeing the script.
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