One of Adam Sandler’s earliest and biggest hits, the 1996 golf movie Happy Gilmore, was released in theaters 25 years ago this week. To celebrate the anniversary, Sandler performed his character’s iconic and unconventional swing in real life, while the actor behind the movie’s bad guy released a silly walk-down-memory-lane video as well.
In a social media post, Sandler performed Happy’s iconic swing for the first time in 25 years–and he nails it. “Shooter McGavin, this is for you!” Sandler says, referencing the villain character from the movie. After crushing the drive, Sandler approaches the camera and taunts Shooter again, “You’re dead, Shooter,” he said.
Christopher McDonald, who played Shooter in Happy Gilmore, responded to Sandler’s video with one of his own. Released on Instagram, McDonald gets back in character and drills a putt in his living room, going on to perform some of his lines and mannerisms from the movie in his own celebration of the Happy Gilmore anniversary.
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