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Billy Madison (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 10 February 1995 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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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Billy Madison's going back to school... Way back. 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

The puppy's name is Happy, like Adam Sandler's name in his next movie, Happy Gilmore (1996). See more »

Goofs

When Billy's Trans Am pulls up to the high school, we hear the engine being switched off. But the "shaker" in the hood is still shaking, meaning that the car is still running. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Billy Madison: [sings] # Suntan lotion is good for me. / You protect me, hee-hee-hee. #
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Connections

References The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

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Cheap Thrills
Written and Produced by Robert Hackl
Performed by Flight 019
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Stop looking at me, Swan!
22 May 2001 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

What can I possibly say? This is no "Citizen Kane," but this is one of the movies that sticks out in my mind the most. It's a twisted, crude, tasteless comedy but never ceases to bring out extreme laughter, even after I've seen it approximately 200 times--give or take. I just cannot get tired of this movie! There are things in this movie that cannot be understood, like every Sandler flick. What the hell was the deal with the penguin? However, it's a memorable moment. There are so many memorable quotes from the film. It's one of those movies I can quote line per line off the top of my head.

Here's a share of my favorite quotes:

(singing) "Suntan lotion is good for me. You protect me. Tee-hee-hee."

"O'Doyle rules!"

"It's too damn hot for a penguin to be just walkin' around. I gotta send him back to the South Pole."

"You're giving the company to Eric? He is a bad, bad man."

Adam Sandler has that brand of comic genius in which you don't know what you're laughing at, but it's damn funny! You can't help it! I can't rant and rave about anything artistically brilliant about "Billy Madison." Yet it's one of my favorite movies of all time.

It's funny, it's original, it's Sandler! Nuff said.

My score: 8 (out of 10)


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