4. Caddyshack

“I’m alright
Nobody worry ’bout me
Why you got to gimme a fight?
Can’t you just let it be?”
That’s what you’ll here when you start watching Caddyshack.  “I’m alright” by Kenny Loggins.  The comedic genius of the four men above is timeless.  From left to right Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield and Ted Knight not only make this one of the best sports movies ever, but one of the funniest ever.  Chase’s character is Ty Webb.  Murray’s is Carl Spackler.  Dangerfield’s is Al Czervik.  Knight’s is Judge Elihu Smails.
Of course the main part of the movie is centered around a caddy named Danny Noonan played by Michael O’Keefe.  Basically it’s the classic tale of a struggling young adult trying to get a break when he does by playing golf.  Judge Smails quickly develops a rivalry with Al Czervik who is building condominiums next to the Bushwood Country Club Golf Course.  Ty Webb is helping Danny along the way with his golf game and Carl Spackler, the assistant greens keeper of Bushwood is charged with killing the gopher who is slowly ruining the golf course.
Most of you know about the comedic genius I speak of with Chase, Murray, Dangerfield and Knight in other movies or television shows.  Here are some samples of it.  The first is between Ted Knight and Chevy Chase.
Judge Smails: Ty, what did you shoot today?
Ty Webb: Oh, Judge, I don’t keep score.
Smails: Then how do you measure yourself with other golfers?
Webb: By height.
Smails: You know, you should play with Dr. Beeper and myself. I mean, he’s been club champion for three years running and I’m no slouch myself.
Webb: Don’t sell yourself short Judge, you’re a tremendous slouch.
The next is between Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield.
Al Czervik: What’re we, waiting for these guys? Hey Whitey, where’s your hat?
Judge Smails: Do you mind, sir. I’m trying to tee off.
Al: I’ll bet you a hundred bucks you slice it into the woods.
Smails: Gambling is illegal at Bushwood sir, and I never slice.
[Swings club, slices ball into woods]
Smails: Damn
Al: OK, you can owe me.
Smails: I owe you nothing.
The last I have is between Bill Murray and Chevy Chase
Ty Webb: This your place, Carl?
Carl Spackler: Yeah, whatta ya think?
Webb: It’s really… awful.
Spackler: Well, I got a lot of stuff on order. You know… credit trouble.
There’s a lot of other wackiness that involves those four, including the gopher.  Bottom line is that you will be laughing your butt off the first time and every other time you watch this movie.  The cast is impeccable and the writing and direction of the movie by Harold Ramis, one of the Ghostbusters and responsible for the movie Stripes, did a great job with what many consider to be a dull sport.  Cheers to this classic comedy and sports movie who has stood the test of time for thirty years.
This top 10 list is sports movies that I’ve seen.  Not what others recommend, but only what my eyes have seen and that I truly enjoy.  If you haven’t seen this movie, netflix it, pirate the movie, however you go about watching movies, just do it.

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