Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis. This was Ramis’ first feature film and was a major boost to Dangerfield’s film career. The film has garnered a large cult following and has been hailed by many publications, such as Time and ESPN, as one of the funniest sports movies of all time.
The movie was inspired by writer and co-star Brian Doyle-Murray’s memories working as a caddy at Illinois. Many of the characters in the film are based on characters that he encountered through various experiences at the club.
The film was shot over 11 weeks during the autumn of 1979. However, despite being one of the main starts in the movie, Bill Murray was with the production only six days! And all of his lines were unscripted. Bill Murray’s talent and improvisation surely helped him achieve the creation of one of the best comedy movies of all times!