In order to inherit his fed up father's hotel empire, an immature and lazy man must repeat grades 1-12 all over again.

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Billy Madison is a 27 year-old man whose father Brian is the head of a major hotel chain. Even though he is groomed to replace his father who is about to retire, Billy is extremely immature and unmotivated in life. When Brian considers making Eric Gordon (whom Billy despises) his new replacement, Billy decides to prove to his father that he is capable of taking over. He must repeat grade school all over again (2 weeks for each grade) in order to take over the hotel empire. The further Billy progresses, the more Eric tries to derail Billy. Written by Sam

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There's a new name for dumb. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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10 February 1995 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,588,750 (USA)
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Trivia

Billy refers to the janitor as "Sideburns," based on his exaggerated sideburns. In The Wedding Singer (1998) Adam Sandler's character calls out a wedding attendee as "Sideburns" Lady based on her exaggerated sideburns. See more »

Goofs

When Eric is confronting Principal Anderson and says this is an issue from 1983, as he flips through the pages throughout the scene, you can clearly see a picture of Bret 'The Hitman' Heart in the bottom right hand corner in the magazine. Bret Hart came into mainstream wrestling much later than 1983. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Billy Madison: [sings] # Suntan lotion is good for me. / You protect me, hee-hee-hee. #
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Referenced in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Kisses a Boy! (2015) See more »

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I'm Not The One
Written by Ric Ocasek (as Rick Ocasek)
Performed by The Cars
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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come here lill pingquin..yu belong in the zuo
8 January 2004 | by (san francisco) – See all my reviews

and thus starts one of the greatest entrances of any movie...we become instantly aware of place, character, situation, etc. flung headlong into the drunken stupidity and unabashed comic rages of Adam Sandler...the scrunched up expression of outrage when Billy fails to understand the class lessons, his sticking up for the little guy... overt sexual explosions...this is a very funny movie...


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