The Week Of Script

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Director:Robert Smigel
Written by:Adam Sandler (Writer), Robert Smigel (Writer)

Script Synopsis:The parents of a soon-to-be married couple make the final preparations for the wedding ceremony.

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Script

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Director:Tom Brady
Written by:Adam Sandler (Writer)

Script Synopsis:A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps -- and become a porn star.

Happy Gilmore Script

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Director:Dennis Dugan
Written by:Tim Herlihy (Screenplay), Adam Sandler (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize money. Meanwhile, an attractive tour publicist tries to soften Happy's image.

Big Daddy Script

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Director:Dennis Dugan
Written by:Tim Herlihy (Screenplay), Adam Sandler (Screenplay), Steve Franks (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.

Billy Madison Script

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Director:Tamra Davis
Written by:Tim Herlihy (Screenplay), Adam Sandler (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that he has what it takes to run the family business.

The Waterboy Script

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Director:Frank Coraci
Written by:Adam Sandler (Screenplay), Tim Herlihy (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.

Little Nicky

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Director:Steven Brill
Written by:Tim Herlihy (Author), Adam Sandler (Author)

Script Synopsis:After the lord of darkness decides he will not cede his throne to any of his three sons, the two most powerful of them escape to Earth to create a kingdom for themselves. This action closes the portal filtering sinful souls to Hell and causes Satan to wither away. He must send his most weak but beloved son, Little Nicky, to Earth to return his brothers to Hell.

Adam Sandler Acting Scripts

Adam Sandler is one of the few comedic actors that have successfully transitioned into dramatic and romantic roles as well. In the beginning of his career, Sandler was known for his goofy (and sometimes tasteless) sense of humor; beginning with Billy Madison (1995) and ending with Little Nicky (2000). For those five years, Sandler could easily be predicted. Going to his movies guaranteed a couple of good laughs and no deep message to consume the audience’s thoughts afterwards.

Then came Punch Drunk Love (2002), an independent-styled romantic picture with loads of drama and a bit of comedy as well. The film was directed by Paul Anderson, a well-respected director known for his work in the film Magnolia (1999) and There Will Be Blood (2007). Stereotypically thinking, this director’s idea for a film was much different than the Happy Gilmore-esque films from Sandler’s past.

However, the risk that Sandler took was not in vain and the movie was a huge success.  The film was nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay; and Sandler’s acting career took off even more after that.

While still making occasional slapstick films per his usual style, Sandler took a different road from most comedic actors and started taking roles in films with a dramatic or romantic overtone.

His greatest decision though, was when he decided to produce his own films. The films that resulted from this (i.e. “Click”) took elements from all different genres; including romance, drama and, of course, comedy. These movies have been pretty successful as well, considering their complexity.

If there is ever an Oscar given to a comedic actor, then the best candidate would have to be Adam Sandler. With the art and complexity that he was welded with comedy, there is no doubt that he is a pioneer in the field of film making and acting.

  1. (2010) Grown Ups
  2. (2009) Funny People Script
  3. (2008) Bedtime Stories [Transcript]
  4. (2008) You Don’t Mess With the Zohan [Transcript] 
  5. (2007) Reign Over Me
  6. (2007) I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry [Transcript]
  7. (2006) Click
  8. (2005) The Longest Yard [Transcript]
  9. (2004) Spanglish Script
  10. (2004) 50 First Dates [Transcript]
  11. (2003) Anger Management [Transcript] 
  12. (2002) Eight Crazy Nights [Transcript] 
  13. (2002) Mr. Deeds [Transcript]
  14. (2002) Punch Drunk Love Script
  15. (2000) Little Nicky Script  
  16. (1999) Big Daddy [Transcript]
  17. (1998) The Waterboy [Transcript]
  18. (1998) The Wedding Singer [Transcript]
  19. (1996) Happy Gilmore [Transcript]
  20. (1995) Billy Madison
  21. (1994) Airheads

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

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Director:Dennis Dugan
Written by:Adam Sandler (Screenplay), Judd Apatow (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:An Israeli counterterrorism soldier with a secretly fabulous ambition to become a Manhattan hairstylist. Zohan's desire runs so deep that he'll do anything -- including faking his own death and going head-to-head with an Arab cab driver -- to make his dreams come true.