The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports comedy film directed by Frank Coraci and starring Adam Sandler in the title role, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Blake Clark, Peter Dante and Jonathan Loughran. It was produced by Robert Simonds and Jack Giarraputo.
Robert "Bobby" Boucher, Jr. is a socially inept, stuttering thirty-one year-old somewhat mentally challenged water boy of the University of Louisiana football program. He lives with his overprotective and extremely religious mother, Helen, and believes his father, Robert Sr., died of dehydration in the Sahara while serving in the Peace Corps back in the end of the 1960s.
|author||Adam Sandler Tim Herlihy|
|keywords||abandon bourbon bowl bowl game bully childhood crush claim consummate consummation dehydration devil drive earl woods end fake illness force gather ged head coach his father homeschooled lawn mower linebacker lose married mental breakdown mentally challenged most valuable player mvp new year new year\'s day pass peace corps pep rally pop culture quarterback remember riding mower sahara south central struggle stutter tackle that girl tiger woods unable to come up with new plays unsettle warn water boy win writer\'s block|
|producer||Jack Giarraputo Robert Simonds|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|theme||high school sports comedy|