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The Waterboy

Bobby Boucher (Adam Sandler) is a socially backwards 31-year-old who lives with his overprotective mother (Kathy Bates) and has only one calling in life — the proper dispensation of water to college football teams. After being fired from his waterboy position at a successful college football program, he winds up volunteering for a losing team, where the coach (Henry Winkler) discovers that the boy has a remarkable tackling talent when enraged. The Waterboy offers a few laughs — most of them involving tackling and other bits of physical humor — but many of the jokes fall flat, and Sandler's half-wit protagonist has barely enough depth or personality to carry the film. Happy Gilmore it ain't. Also starring Jerry Reed and Fairuza Balk. Good transfer, DD 5.1, promotional featurette, trailer.

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