Four! Adam Sandler and Christopher McDonald reignited their iconic Happy Gilmore rivalry in honor of the movie’s twenty fifth anniversary on Tuesday, February 16.
“Happy loves you all! Thanks for everything!” Sandler, 54, wrote via Instagram on Tuesday, alongside a video of himself channeling his internal Happy Gilmore.
The New York native, who performed the hockey participant turned golf professional within the 1996 movie, then confirmed off his golf swing whereas difficult his onscreen nemesis, Shooter McGavin (McDonald), to mud off his putter.
“It’s been 25 years since I’ve done this. Let’s see what happens,” Sandler stated whereas establishing his video. “I’m scared. Shooter McGavin, this is for you.”
The 50 First Dates actor admitted he crushed it, after hitting the ball on an empty golf course. “And I’m not lying to you … that was smashed. That went pretty well,” he stated, earlier than screaming into the digital camera, “You’re dead, Shooter!”
McDonald, 66, accepted Sandler’s problem and shared his own video. He took on the persona of Shooter, who was the golfer favored to win the PGA Tour earlier than Happy joined, by way of Twitter.
“Nice drive, Gilmore! 25 years, huh? Let’s see if it’s Shooter’s tour,” the actor stated as he putted the ball at his residence. “Check it out. Oh, yeah. It’s all about the short game.”
The Thelma & Louise star celebrated an ideal shot, yelling, “Money! Shooter’s still got it!” He then thanked all of the followers for his or her help of the movie and Sandler for writing it and starring alongside him.
McDonald slipped even deeper into character, saying, “Why don’t you just meet me at the ninth green at nine Gilmore … a little secret of the pros. Oh, and Gilmore, wear something nice.”
He laughed in a villainous method earlier than including: “25th anniversary, baby. Shooter, out!”
Happy Gilmore additionally starred Julie Bowen as Happy’s love curiosity, Virginia, Frances Bay as his grandma and Carl Weathers as Chubbs.
Bowen, 50, exclusively told Us Weekly in November 2019 that the cast has by no means talked about doing a sequel to the golf movie. “I don’t think he’s ever done a sequel,” the Modern Family alum advised Us, stating that she was “in his second movie ever.”
The pair did, nevertheless, crew up once more for Netflix’s Hubie Halloween in October 2020.
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