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Viewers Saying Hustle Goes 'Full Circle' Back To Happy Gilmore After Noticing Small Detail In Both Films

Daisy Phillipson

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Viewers Saying Hustle Goes 'Full Circle' Back To Happy Gilmore After Noticing Small Detail In Both Films

Viewers are saying Adam Sandler's new movie has gone 'full circle' back to Happy Gilmore after noticing a detail in both films. You can watch the trailer below:

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The 55-year-old comedian's latest Netflix outing Hustle has been received favourably by viewers and critics alike, following down-on-his-luck basketball scout Stanley Sugerman (Sandler) who is hoping to revive his career after finding a talented new player.

Although it's not a true story, the movie features a number of real-life NBA players, including Juancho Hernangómez who takes on the lead role of Stanley's discovery, Bo Cruz.

While there are certainly some comedic beats, the sports drama sees Sandler turning his hand to a more serious role, one that's a far cry from his unforgettable performance in Happy Gilmore.

Chubbs trained Happy into the golfer he was supposed to be. Credit: Universal Pictures
Chubbs trained Happy into the golfer he was supposed to be. Credit: Universal Pictures

But despite their differences, one eagle-eyed viewer noticed a small but significant detail linking the two films.

Taking to Twitter, they wrote: "In Hustle (2022), Adam Sandler plays a sports mentor with a maimed hand. The circle is now complete," alongside a still from Happy Gilmore showing the titular character with Chubbs (Carl Weathers).

Any Sandler fan worth their salt will know that Chubbs was Happy's mentor and, just like Stanley, his hand was maimed - although for altogether different reasons.

In Hustle, Stanley avoids the question about why his hand was injured for much for the film until we eventually find out it happened during a drink driving accident while he was in college.

The incident not only landed him in jail, but also derailed his pro basketball career, which is one of the key reasons he wants to see Bo flourish and not make the same mistakes he did.

It's quite the contrast to Chubbs, who we know lost his hand to a 'damned alligator' - although his drive is the same, as he wants to see Happy succeed in the golfing world.

Other viewers have spotted the detail too, with one writing: "So, did anyone else notice that in #Hustle 

@AdamSandler took over the role of Chubbs Peterson to help his protege' get over being angry all the time and focus on his game?"

Stanley can be seen with a hand injury throughout Hustle. Credit: Netflix
Stanley can be seen with a hand injury throughout Hustle. Credit: Netflix

Another said: "Just watched Hustle with @AdamSandler and I can see why he starred/produced this film.

"This is Happy Gilmore 2.0 in the best way possible. @juanchiviris41 is Happy, and Sandler is now Chubbs, even down to the hand issues. I loved it, Go watch it!"

Speaking of which, if you want to watch Hustle it's available to stream on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures/Netflix

Topics: Adam Sandler, Netflix, TV and Film

Daisy Phillipson
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