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Caddyshack
CHRIS NASHAWATY
August 02, 2010
A flute with no holes is not a flute—and a sports world with no Caddyshack, well that seems unthinkable. Three decades after the golf classic's release, SI catches up with the cast and crew
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August 02, 2010

Caddyshack

A flute with no holes is not a flute—and a sports world with no Caddyshack, well that seems unthinkable. Three decades after the golf classic's release, SI catches up with the cast and crew

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Murray: There's a lot of people who think golf is square. People say I'm a corporate slob or a robber baron because I play. But for me and my brothers, it wasn't about having a lot of money. We were caddies, for God's sake! Being a caddie, you learned how to treat people. Most people don't have a job where you're asked to carry a heavy load no matter the weather and don't speak unless spoken to. It was an extraordinary education. You got to really appreciate the game and realize any golfer at any moment can hit a great shot.

Chase: I don't know why it's stuck around so long. It's a funny movie, it had funny stars, it had Harold and great writing. All of that should be enough to make a movie memorable to a certain crowd. But I don't think it's about golf—it's about class: snobs versus slobs. Is it the funniest sports movie ever? Maybe. I can't imagine there was a Babe Ruth movie that was funnier.

Murray: Let me tell you a story. The first time I went to Augusta, I was skulking around with a hat pulled way down on my head, trying to be invisible. And I ended up right behind Jack Nicklaus and his son, who was caddying for him. They were standing on the 18th tee. And his son spots me and points at me. And I thought it was because they saw this strange guy with his hat pulled down. I thought they were going to call security. And just as I was about to run, the son says to his dad, in Carl's voice, "I think it's about a five-iron." And I thought, Holy cow, that's my joke!

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