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The Waterboy
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6.1 IMDB rating
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Adam Sandler Adam Sandler
Robert 'Bobby' Boucher Jr.
Kathy Bates Kathy Bates
Helen 'Mama' Boucher
Henry Winkler Henry Winkler
Coach Klein
Fairuza Balk Fairuza Balk
Vicki Vallencourt
Jerry Reed Jerry Reed
Coach Red Beaulieu
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Derek Wallace
Blake Clark Blake Clark
Farmer Fran
Peter Dante Peter Dante
Gee Grenouille


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An average movie

8 months, 1 week ago at Jun 13 9:23
Can you believe that this movie was, at some point, the highest grossing sports comedy of all time? For some reasons, I didn’t manage to watch it completely the first time around so I watched it all over again but, surprisingly, it became almost watchable the 2nd time around. Still, as usual with Sandler, it was rather worthless though. Basically, it turned out to be some kind of mix between ‘... read more
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31-year-old waterboy, Bobby Boucher (Adam Sandler) is constantly tormented by the team he works for until he is fired by the coach. He then finds a new coach to work for. Here he finds a new talent, tackling people by pretending they're making fun of them. Soon, he becomes the best linebacker in college football, but he must keep it secret from his overprotective mother (Kathy Bates).
Release date: 6 November 1998
UPC: 717951001665
Tags: Comedy (42), Sports (20), Football (14), 1998 (11), 1990s (10), College (6), Sport (5), American Football (5), Louisiana (4), Usa (4), Underdog (3), Coach (3), Cajun (2), Adam Sandler (2), Water (2), English (2), Anger (2), Mother Son Relationship (2), College Football (2), Domineering Mother (2)
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An average movie

“Can you believe that this movie was, at some point, the highest grossing sports comedy of all time? For some reasons, I didn’t manage to watch it completely the first time around so I watched it all over again but, surprisingly, it became almost watchable the 2nd time around. Still, as usual with Sandler, it was rather worthless though. Basically, it turned out to be some kind of mix between ‘Happy Gilmore’ and ‘Forrest Gump’ and, obviously, this mix was terribly misguided and rather offensive. I mean, I have never been a fan of  ‘Forrest Gump’ in the first place but, to turn it into so some crass comedy like this one was just terrible. As usual, Sandler played his typical cringe-inducing character but, this time, it was even worse since he was playing some kind of mentally ” read more

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