Tuesday marked the 25th anniversary of the premiere of “Happy Gilmore 2,” and despite that it’s been a quarter century since the movie came out — who else feels old? — Adam Sandler showcased the trademark swing like it was yesterday. (Happy Gilmore 2 Screenplay Download)
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On a golf course, somewhere warm, Sandler paid homage to the character who was obsessed with becoming a professional hockey player but instead realized he had a knack for ripping tee shots.
“OK, it’s been 25 years since I’ve done this,” Sandler says to the camera. “Let’s see what happens.”
As he got closer to the tee, Sandler adds: “I’m scared. Shooter McGavin, this is for you.”
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Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston comedy club. He found he was a natural comic. He nurtured his talent while at New York University (graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1991) by performing regularly in clubs and at universities. During his freshman year, he snagged a recurring role as the Huxtable family’s friend Smitty on The Cosby Show (1984). While working at a comedy club in L.A., he was “discovered” by Dennis Miller, who recommended him to Saturday Night Live (1975) producer Lorne Michaels and told him that Sandler had a big talent. This led to his being cast in the show in 1990, which he also wrote for in addition to performing. After Saturday Night Live (1975), Sandler went on to the movies, starring in such hit comedies as Airheads (1994), Happy Gilmore 2 (1996), Billy Madison (1995) and Big Daddy (1999). He has also starred in Mr. Deeds (2002) alongside Winona Ryder; Eight Crazy Nights (2002), an animated movie about the Jewish festival of Chanukah; and Punch-Drunk Love (2002). He also writes and produces many of his own films and has composed songs for several of them, including The Wedding Singer (1998). Sandler has had several of his songs placed on the “Billboard” charts, including the classic “The Chanukah Song”. (Happy Gilmore 2 Screenplay Download)
The actor then took the iconic three steps before wailing on the ball just like he did many moons ago. The only thing missing was a Bruins jersey.
“And I’m not lying to you, that is smashed. Smashed and that went pretty well. You’re dead, Shooter,” he said, before ending the clip with a maniacal laugh.
If you need a little refresher, Shooter McGavin is the antagonist to hero Happy Gilmore 2, a regular guy who becomes a pro golfer to pay off his grandma’s back taxes. McGavin despises Gilmore, his unorthodox style and his lack of proper golf etiquette; Gilmore does famously rumble with Bob Barker during a celebrity pro-am. (Happy Gilmore 2 Screenplay Download)
Well, it appears as there is no love lost between these two rivals as Shooter took to Twitter to respond.
“Nice drive, Gilmore. Twenty-five years, huh? Let’s see if it’s Shooter’s tour. Check it out,” says actor Christopher McDonald, who portrayed the golf pro, before talking more trash and sinking a short putt into a glass. “Money. Shooter, still got it.”
He then adds a couple of famous lines from the movie: “Why don’t you just meet me at the ninth green at nine, Gilmore? Little secret of the pros. OK? And Gilmore, wear something nice.” (Happy Gilmore 2 Screenplay Download)
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) February 16, 2021
Hal L., an orderly played by Ben Stiller at Grandma’s nursing home, who secretly ran a quilting sweatshop, also congratulated Gilmore on the anniversary.
That’s a beautiful swing Mr. Gilmore. Congrats on your anniversary, and being such a loving grandson. So happy to be a small part of taking good care of her during her “golden years”. 😉
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) February 16, 2021
t’s all in the hips.
On the 25th anniversary of “Happy Gilmore 2,” star Adam Sandler hit the green to recreate the protagonist’s iconic swing and shared it for all to enjoy on social media.
After dusting off his clubs, Sandler explained in the video that it was the first time he’d taken the memorable three-step approach to hit a tee shot in 25 years. He admitted he was scared before launching the golf ball just like his old character Happy did.
“Shooter McGavin, this is for you!” Sandler proclaimed just before taking his shot. “I’m not lying to you. That is smashed. Smashed. That went pretty well. You’re dead, Shooter!”
In the film, which was released on Feb. 16, 1996, Happy came back from down four strokes to beat Shooter to win the gold jacket and save his grandma’s house.
“Happy loves you all!” Sandler, 54, captioned his video Tuesday. “Thanks for everything!”
Never one to be upstaged, Shooter McGavin – played by Christopher McDonald – wasted no time clapping back.
“Nice drive, Gilmore,” McDonald said in a video posted to Twitter. “25 years huh? Let’s see if it’s Shooter’s tour?”
McGavin, err McDonald, then turned the camera and gave a putting performance on what appeared to be his living room floor into a glass cup.
“Why don’t you just meet me at the ninth green at nine, Gilmore?”
The whole exchange got the attention of award winning actor Ben Stiller, who played the nefarious nursing home employee who “looked after” Gilmore’s grandmother.
“That’s a beautiful swing Mr. Gilmore,” he responded to Sandler’s video. “Congrats on your anniversary, and being such a loving grandson. So happy to be a small part of taking good care of her during her ‘golden years’.”
Even the PGA Tour made a point to help commemorate the movie, with golf stars such as Jordan Spieth, Rory Mcllroy and even singer Justin Timberlake taking part in a video compilation to honor Gilmore’s quintessential golf swing.