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Shooter McGavin

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Shooter: You're in big trouble, pal. I eat pieces of scum like you for breakfast.
Happy: You eat pieces of scum for breakfast?
~ Shooter and Happy

Shooter McGavin is the main antagonist in the 1996 film Happy Gilmore. He is a talented but incredibly arrogant sportsman who delights in winning lots of money and praise while firing his caddies at will.

He is portrayed by Christopher McDonald, who also portrays Wilson Croft, Kerr and Kent Mansley.

Shooter's villainy is mainly in his total inability to play nice when it comes to someone that may be better than himself: his tactics went way beyond the usual cheating of arrogant rivals as well since he hired a stalker to harass his opponent and committed all manner of crazy stunts to try and ruin Gilmore's chance at success: he was also prone to trying to act like a schoolyard bully but his attempts at intimidation often backfired (as seen above). Also noted at the end his villainy became his downfall when he tried to take Gilmore's grandmother's house. Gilmore beats him in the championship causing him Shooter to lose the game. Shooter tries to steal Gilmore's Golden Jacket. Shooter is then beat up by Gilmore's old boss, Mr. Larson, and an angry mob of spectators, after he steals the jacket from Doug in a fit of hysteria after Gilmore wins.


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