Happy Gilmore in “Happy Gilmore” (1996)
A fish-out-of-water comedy set against the backdrop of pro sports, “Happy Gilmore” taps two sports that couldn’t have less to do with one another—hockey and golf—and smashes them together with glee. Gilmore is a brutish hockey player out to win a country club golf tournament so he can save his grandma’s foreclosed home. He brings his hockey stick, foul mouth and attitude to the PGA tour, finding ways to get bleeped off sportscasts and throw a punch or two at Bob Barker during a celebrity tournament. It’s vulgar, obvious humor—conveyed with such conviction and rage that “Gilmore” has become a cult classic.