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Billy Madison (1995)

 -  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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Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that he has what it takes to run the family business. Written by Paul D. Geiser <pgeiser@freenet.columbus.oh.us>

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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,588,750 (USA)
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One of the kids mentions Mortal Kombat. Bridgette Wilson-Sampras was in the film adaptation of the game. See more »

Goofs

In the bus on the way to Billy's third grade field trip, there are three children between Billy's and Ms. Vaughn's seats when we see them from the back of the bus. When Billy is talking with Ms. Vaughn and we are looking toward the back of the bus, there are only two children between Billy's seat and Ms. Vaughn's. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Billy Madison: [sings] # Suntan lotion is good for me. / You protect me, hee-hee-hee. #
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Written, Performed and Produced by John Joseph Thomas and Thom Brennan
Courtesy of Plethora/Petting Zoo Records
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I Laughed my balls off!!
30 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Billy Madison in a landslide is Adam Sandler's best film. I never laughed so hard. Maybe the humor is a little stupid, but that is because before seeing this movie, you have to make sure your brain is not in Fellini mode and in Sandler mode.

Story revolves around Billy Madison, who must go back to school (he is 27) and graduate High School so he can take over his father's hotel ring. His whole odyssey is utterly hilarious from start to finish. Especially because he has cameos and stars like Norm MacDonald, Steve Buscemi, and Chris Farley as a Penguin lover (that penguin hadn't made me laugh that hard since the pee scene in Naked Gun). Great fun (one of the best of 1995). A++


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