Happy Gilmore
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Happy Gilmore

Happy Gilmore

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About Him

Grew up… with his grandmother after his father died. To this day, despite his aggressive tendencies, Happy always shows love, kindness, and loyalty to his sweet grandma.

Living… in his hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut. Happy is known around the neighborhood for his belligerent attitude and foul mouth.

Profession… golfer. Happy discovers one day that he has an unusual talent for the game of golf. As a result, he’s taken up a lucrative career as a professional golfer, though the churlish Happy is having some trouble abiding by the gentlemanly conduct traditionally expected in the game.

Interests… ice hockey. Happy always wanted to be an ice hockey player, though he always had more pure aggression than actual ability. But he’s extremely proud of himself, and boasts, “During high school, I played junior hockey and still hold two league records: most time spent in penalty box; and I was the only guy to ever take off his skate and try to stab somebody.”

Challenge… winning enough money playing golf to help his grandmother take back her house. Happy’s grandma, it turns out, hasn’t paid her taxes in decades. Now the IRS has re-possessed her house until she can pay back the $275,000 that she owes the government.

Personality… rude, loud, and immature. Happy’s behavior has made him an enemy of his fellow pro-golfer Shooter McGavin. The sophisticated McGavin wants to sabotage Happy’s career in order to protect the league’s reputation and to ensure his easy win, but Happy isn’t going to let anyone get in his way. As Happy tells Shooter, “I got into this tournament for one reason: money. And now I have a new reason: kicking your ass!”

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