Top 10 Happy Gilmore Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Happy Gilmore facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Happy Gilmore film message.

Happy Gilmore (1996) When Happy is dropping off his grandma at the assisted living facility, he drives in on the sidewalk.
Happy Gilmore (1996) When Happy is dropping off his grandma at the assisted living facility, he drives in on the sidewalk.
Chubbs, who's hand was bitten off by an alligator, wears a Lacoste sweater.
Chubbs, who's hand was bitten off by an alligator, wears a Lacoste sweater.

Happy Gilmore Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. The actor playing Mr Larson, Richard Kiel, is always leaning on something or someone. He was in an accident a few years prior and had issues balancing. Later, while chasing Shooter, he appears to be getting pushed along on a cart instead of actually running.

Happy Gilmore Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • The hockey team shown playing in the intro is not an Ice hockey team. It's a roller hockey team called the San Jose Rhinos of the Roller Hockey International league.

Happy Gilmore Hidden Details

1 - At around 1:09:40 when the championship is about to begin, you can see the car that hits Happy already crashed into the TV tower, even though that hasn't happened yet in the movie.
At around 1:09:40 when the championship is about to begin, you can see the car that hits Happy already crashed into the TV tower, even though that hasn't happened yet in the movie.
1 - During the hockey tryouts, #77 is wearing a piece of paper with #77 over it.
During the hockey tryouts, #77 is wearing a piece of paper with #77 over it.

Chubbs tore the bastard alligator's eye out with only one hand -- his left. His right hand had been bitten off when the damn alligator "popped up" and got him.

1 - Chubbs loses his hand to an alligator at a golf tournament. Throughout the movie, Chubbs can be seen wearing Lacoste, whose logo is an alligator.
Chubbs loses his hand to an alligator at a golf tournament. Throughout the movie, Chubbs can be seen wearing Lacoste, whose logo is an alligator.
1 - The song used in the montage between Shooter and Happy in Happy Gilmore (1996) is the same song used in the iconic stair-dancing scene in Joker (2019)
The song used in the montage between Shooter and Happy in Happy Gilmore (1996) is the same song used in the iconic stair-dancing scene in Joker (2019)
Happy Gilmore poster
Happy Gilmore poster

Happy Gilmore Plot

A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Happy Gilmore. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Sport
Director Dennis Dugan
Stars Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Frances Bay
IMDB score 7.0