July 25, 2020, will mark the 40th anniversary of the release of perhaps the greatest golf movie ever made, “Caddyshack.”
The 1980 film produced some of the most quoted movie lines ever:
“A former greenskeeper … about to become the Masters champion…”
“Well, we’re waiting…”
“Remember Danny: Two wrongs don’t make a right but three rights make a left.”
“Gambling is illegal at Bushwood, sir, and I never slice!”
And don’t tell us you never uttered “Noonan!” when one of your friends faced a tricky three-footer.
We could go on, of course.
Made for $6 million
Harold Ramis made his directorial debut with the film, which was reportedly made for $6 million. It went on to gross $40 million at the box office.
(Caddyshack II, released eight years later, made just $11 million and that’s as much as we’ll say about that movie.)
Ramis looked to his youth for inspiration. He once worked as a caddie, as did many of the actors, who would create a legendary cast of characters in the film.
Hungry for some more Caddyshack trivia? Let’s start with where the movie was shot.