TMZ Christopher McDonald, who played Shooter McGavin in “Happy Gilmore,” was busted early this morning for DWI. The 58-year-old actor — who also played Travis Cole in “Dirty Work” — was popped by North Carolina Highway Patrol deputies in Wilmington … cuffed and taken to jail at around 4:30 AM. Law enforcement tell us … Shooter’s blood alcohol level was .15 — almost double the legal limit. It appears he was in Wilmington filming a movie called “The Squeeze.” Movie bigwigs will have to post $1,000 to get their star out of the slammer.
If I ran into Christopher MacDonald, who played one of the greatest villains of my youth, Shooter McGavin in “Happy Gilmore” I would have to fire out a few of his quotes from the classic comedy. If I was the arresting officer in this DUI bust, a drunken MacDonald would have probably taken a swing at me, because I would have been yelling things like:
Cop: “That’s two thus far shooter” okay now you say your line…SAY IT OR O GET THE TASER!
MacDonald (slurring): “oh you can count, good for you”
Cop: “And you can count on me. Waiting for you. In the parking lot!” Oh man, that was so awesome, I can’t bring myself to arrest you but will escort you back to the hotel to make sure you get home safe.
If MacDonald ran a little drunken dialogue with me, I would have let him off with a warning, if I were a cop I would have been unable to arrest Shooter McGavin.
P.S. Interesting note, I could easily arrest Adam Sandler, the star of “Happy Gilmore”. Maybe it’s all of the awful movies that he has made since, especially the one where he put on a wig and played his own twin sister, which I never saw but all reports was a total train wreck. Of course, he prints his own money, and I would accept bribes.