KSL Sports Bracket Of Movies: #10 Major League vs. #23 Happy Gilmore
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – KSLSports.com’s Bracket of Movies continues with a matchup of the 10 and 23 seeds.
The 10 th seed, Major League, is the story of a rag-tag baseball team set up for failure but which overcomes their own incompetence to become pennant contenders. After the Cleveland Indians receive a new owner, a roster of the worst possible players is assembled with the intention of playing so poorly ownership can move the team to greener pastures. However, the players get wise to the scheme and decide to turn the tables by winning the pennant. Charlie Sheen stars as a fire-throwing pitcher with a criminal past in this baseball classic.
Major League meets the 23 seed in the tournament, Happy Gilmore. This movie put Adam Sandler on the map as a comedy megastar. In the golf-based comedy, Sandler stars as a hockey-crazed golfer whose unconventional style and swing help him buy his grandmother’s house from impending foreclosure. Along the way, he faces off with Christopher McDonald’s character, Shooter McGavin, the best golfer on tour, who threatened by Gilmore’s rise to fame, conspires to take him down.
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Adam Sandler Taunts ‘Shooter McGavin’ (VIDEO)
On Tuesday, February 16 — the 25th anniversary of the theatrical release of Happy Gilmore — Adam Sandler hit the links and attempted his famous “Happy Gilmore Drive’ from the tee.
He also had a message for his nemesis, Shooter McGavin:
Shooter McGavin, actor Christopher McDonald, saw ‘Happy’s’ video and replied with this gem:
Just don’t try to reach the green from that distance, Shooter.
Adam Sandler has appeared in over 60 films, but one of his first starring roles was in ‘Happy Gilmore.’ He stars as the title character, a former hockey player who discovers that he has some skills on the golf course. He joins the pro golf tour to win some money to save his grandmother’s house.
The fight scene between Bob Barker and Sandler (below) won the MTV Movie + Video Award for “Best Fight” in 1996. It was also Julie Bowen’s first starring role in a film.