Over the years the film, which opened to negative reviews but went on to gross $40 million when it was released in 1980, has only grown in stature: Tiger Woods has called it his favorite film and even played Spackler in an American Express commercial spoofing the film; it has spawned websites of favorite lines and trivia; and in March, Warner Bros. released a 30th anniversary edition.
Moreover, "Caddyshack" spawned a whole new genre of screwball comedies. "It's the granddaddy of these dumb comedies, like 'Something About Mary,'" Connell Barrett said. "The Farrelly Brothers and Judd Apatow would probably tell you they owe something to 'Caddyshack.'"
So would the cast. Here's a look at their careers since "Caddyshack."
Bill Murray/Carl Spackler