We’ve always known Adam Sandler was a huge Van Halen fan from all his references to the band throughout his TV and movie career, but his new movie, “That’s My Boy”, takes the cake!
Three classic Van Halen songs are featured in the movie: “And The Cradle Will Rock…” “Dance The Night Away” (twice!) and “Ice Cream Man”.
The movie starts off in 1984, when Adam’s character has a major crush on his high school teacher asks her out on a date to see Van Halen’s concert at the local arena. Sandler’s character wears Van Halen shirts in the movie; as a teenager he is shown wearing the Vintage Eagle Shirt and as an adult he’s shown wearing the White 1982 Vintage Lion Shirt. Both of these shirts are officially licensed and are exclusives to VanHalenStore.com. In fact, Adam Sandler was officially proclaimed the “Customer of the Year” at Van Halen Store last year, where he placed five huge orders – ordering a lifetime supply of Van Halen shirts!
Who can name all the Van Halen references from Sandler’s other movies and from his Saturday Night Live skits?