One would think that a Super Bowl MVP quarterback might prefer to watch a football flick, but for Eli Manning, a comedy about life as a country club caddy is the way to go. Check out Eli's DVD Pick of the Week.
Caddyshack [Warner Bros]
Athlete's Choice: Eli Manning
Starring: Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Ted Knight
Rated: R for adult content and language
Golf is a gentlemen's game, played at country clubs throughout the world amid the peace and quiet of the great outdoors. But for Bushwood Country Club and its misfit members, it's anything but peaceful and quiet on the greens.
This classic comedy is not just about a young caddy (Chase) trying to earn money for college by sucking up to rich, pompous jerks. It also features the club's zany groundskeeper, Carl Spackler (Murray), who goes toe-to-toe against a smart gopher and loses, plus lots of verbal sparring between smart-talking newcomer Al Czernik (Dangerfield) and the prim and proper Judge Smails (Knight).
STACK's Take: What's not to like, other than that it spawned Caddyshack II (which should be consigned to the dustbin of movie history). With classic lines throughout the film, Chase, Murray and Dangerfield will make you look back and laugh at your crappiest summer job ever. Fun fact: most of the dialog in the film was ad-libbedi.e., made up directly during filming. Now that's creative thinking. This Happy Gilmore of the 1980s is sure to bring a smile to any viewer's face.
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