The humble village of Rosemont is about to acquire a unique eatery as hometown boy-made-good Bill Murray opens a Caddyshack-inspired restaurant. Close by to Chicago, Illinois, the eatery is set to open in December this year as his siblings Andy, Brian Doyle, Ed, Johnny and Joel assist with management duties.
The low budget $6m 1980 sports comedy would end up being a winner for Warner Brothers, scoring $39.8m at the box office and bringing in subsequent revenue from VHS sales. Starring some of the biggest names in the genre and decade at the time, including Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield, Murray would use this title to transition from Saturday Night Live regular to a big screen presence via his role as Carl Spackler.
Home For The Everyman Family Golfer
Challenging conventions about golf players and the exclusivity of the sport, brother Andy remarked in a public statement that their facility will try and bring the fun back to the game and the patrons that attend.
“In planning for Murray Brothers Caddyshack, we wanted to create a restaurant that captures our family’s love for the game and present it in a way that appeals to everyday golfers and families,” he said.“Golf is evolving from its exclusionary practices in favour of a more open and fun-loving attitude, which can be seen in everything from today’s hip golf fashion to more eclectic golf fans and unique venues at golf tournaments. I’m glad the rest of the world is catching up.”
It is expected to open prior to Christmas at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont.
The Funny Way Murray Terrified Meatballs Director on Set
Before Ivan Reitman became a comedy regular, he would helm 1979's Canadian feature Meatballs. Starring a very young and raw Bill Murray, the filmmaker told Vanity Fair that the studio was considering a title of 'Summer Camp' until they pivoted.
"I don’t know how we came up with the name," he recalled. "We stuck it on the script early on. It was simple, and we just went with it. We didn’t think about it, it was instinct."
Yet it would be the hijinks of Murray (Tripper Harrison) who kept Reitman constantly on his toes.
"I handed him the script - I think it was the first time he was reading it - he flipped through it and said, 'Eh.' And he very theatrically threw it into a nearby trash can. (Laughs) That's kind of terrifying to see an actor do that just minutes before you're going to shoot your first scene with him."