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Anger Management

PG-13

11 Apr 2003

1 hr 46 min

Comedy

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After a misunderstanding aboard an airplane that escalates out of control, the mild-mannered Dave Buznik is ordered by Judge Daniels to attend anger management sessions run by Doctor Buddy Rydell, which are filled with highly eccentric and volatile men and women. Buddy's unorthodox approach to therapy is confrontational and abrasive and Dave is bewildered by it. Then, after yet another mishap, Judge Daniels orders Dave to step up his therapy or wind up in jail. So, Buddy moves in with Dave to help him battle his inner demons. Buddy himself has no inner demons since he acts out at every opportunity and that includes making lewd comments about Dave's girlfriend Linda and goading Dave into confronting every slight, past or present, head-on. But Buddy finally goes too far and Dave must decide whether to crawl back into his shell or stand up for himself. Could it be that Buddy's confounding and contradictory treatment is just what the doctor ordered?

Details

Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: 2 wins & 5 nominations.
Budget: $75M

Direction

Peter Segal

Production

Tim Herlihy (Executive Producer)
Barry Bernardi (Producer)
Jack Giarraputo (Producer)
Todd Garner (Executive Producer)
Adam Sandler (Executive Producer)
Allen Covert (Executive Producer)

Acting

Adam Sandler (as Dave Buznik)
Jack Nicholson (as Dr. Buddy Rydell)
Luis Guzmán (as Lou)
Marisa Tomei (as Linda)
January Jones (as Gina)
Krista Allen (as Stacy)
Kurt Fuller (as Frank Head)
Woody Harrelson (as Galaxia · Security Guard Gary)
John Turturro (as Chuck)
Kevin Nealon (as Sam, Dave's Lawyer)
Allen Covert (as Andrew)
Derek Jeter (as Himself)
John McEnroe (as Himself)
Lynne Thigpen (as Judge Brenda Daniels)
Jonathan Loughran (as Nate)
Conrad Goode (as Bailiff · Lexus Man)
Gina Gallego (as Bar Waitress)
Nancy Carell (as Flight Attendant)
Rudolph Giuliani (as Mayor Rudy Giuliani)
Lori Heuring (as Anger Management Receptionist)
Kevin Dunigan (as Man #1 in Anger Group)
Paul Renteria (as Man #2 in Anger Group)
Heather Graham (as Kendra (uncredited))
John C. Reilly (as Older Arnie Shankman (uncredited))

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