The Waterboy is a 1998 American sportscomedy film directed by Frank Coraci who played Robert Roberto Boucher, Sr., starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed his last film role before his death in 2008, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Blake Clark, Peter Dante and Jonathan Loughran, and produced by Robert Simonds and Jack Giarraputo.
Bobby Boucher Adam Sandler is a socially inept, 31yearold water boy with a stutter and hidden anger issues due to constant teasing and excessive sheltering by his mother, Helen Kathy Bates. As a teenager, Bobby became the water boy for the fictional University of Louisiana Cougars, a major championshipcaliber college program, after being told his father died of dehydration in the Sahara while serving in the Peace Corps. However, the players always torment him and the teams head coach, Red Beaulieu Jerry Reed, eventually fires him for disrupting the teams practices in actuality, the coach had fired Bobby because hes too weak for his team to bully. Bobby then approaches Coach Klein Henry Winkler of the far more austere South Central Louisiana State University Mud Dogs and asks to work as the teams water boy. Coach Klein has been coach of SCLSU for years without success. It is revealed later in the movie that he and Beaulieu were assistant coaches at the University of Louisiana, but Beaulieu bullied Klein into letting him take sole credit for a playbook that Klein actually came up with on his own to earn the head coach job and then immediately fired Klein. The experience drove Klein to a mental breakdown and rendered him unable to come up with new plays. Furthermore, unlike the Cougars, the Mud Dogs are a struggling team both on and off the field. They have lostconsecutive games, their cheerleaders have become alcohol dependent, and players are forced to share equipment. Bobby insists he be the waterboy after seeing a keg of heavily polluted water that coach Klein had been offering his players. Klein, despite being impressed with a sample of Bobbys water, tells him he cannot hire anybody due to the teams financial issues, but Bobby agrees to work for free.Bobbys mother tells him of the evils of football which she calls fools ball and forbids him to play. She also mentions that unlike everyone else who shows contempt for him, Helen is the only one who unconditio