Anger management poster

Anger Management is a 2003 American slapstick comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by David S. Dorfman, and starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. It was produced by Revolution Studios in association with Sandler's production company Happy Madison Productions and was distributed by Columbia Pictures.[1]


Mild-mannered timid businessman Dave Buznik who works for a pet clothing company out of New York City. He's got an abrasive boss named Mr. Frank Head who frequently takes credit for his work and steps on him in return. He's got a loving girlfriend, Linda, whose best friend is her condescending college ex, Andrew. But when a misunderstanding aboard an airplane goes haywire, Dave is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell, who is an unpredictable, psychopathic character. As the relationship between Dave and Buddy becomes more tense, when the unorthodox treatment wreaks havoc Dave's life, and Buddy might be the only one who can save him from a problem he recognizes right away in his patient, that could only get worse.[2]


  • Adam Sandler as David "Dave" Buznik
  • Jonathan Osser as Young Dave Buznik
  • Jack Nicholson as Dr. Buddy Rydell
  • Marisa Tomei as Linda
  • Luis Guzmán as Lou
  • Jonathan Loughran as Nate
  • Kurt Fuller as Frank Head
  • Krista Allen as Stacy
  • January Jones as Gina
  • Clint Black as Massuer
  • John Turturro as Chuck
  • Lynne Thigpen as Judge Brenda Daniels
  • Woody Harrelson as Galaxia the tranvestite prostitute/Gary the Security Guard
  • Kevin Nealon as Sam, Dave's Lawyer
  • Allen Covert as Andrew
  • Nancy Walls as Patty the Flight Attendant
  • John C. Reilly (uncredited) as Older Monk Arnie Shankman
  • Alan James Morgan as Young Arnie Shankman
  • Heather Graham (uncredited) as Kendra
  • Harry Dean Stanton (uncredited) as Blind Man
  • Horatio Sanz (uncredited) as Actor (in-flight movie)
  • Jake Busey (uncredited) as Actor (in-flight movie)
  • Jerry O'Connell (uncredited) as Actor (in-flight movie)
  • Isaac C. Singleton Jr. as Air Marshal[1]