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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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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 »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 February 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bili Medison  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)


$25,588,750 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The lunch lady serving sloppy joes is a reference to Adam Sandler's popular song "Lunch Lady Land", which is from his 1993 album, "They're All Gonna Laugh At You". See more »


When Principal Anderson is talking to the kids at his doorstep, its cuts to the kids outside sitting on his lawn and then back to Principal Anderson. If you look in his house, you can see the shadow of one of the cast members running to the left. See more »


[first lines]
Billy Madison: [sings] # Suntan lotion is good for me. / You protect me, hee-hee-hee. #
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Spoofs Harvey (1950) See more »


I'll Tumble 4 Ya
Written by Boy George (as George O'Dowd), Jon Moss, Roy Hay,
Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig)
Performed by Culture Club
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc./Virgin Records, Ltd.
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10 June 1999 | by (fort worth,tx) – See all my reviews

why does everyone like this film, I thought that this was one of adams worst movies I gave it a 5. did I miss something? all he had was a horrible script and a childish voice. what was so great about it.(except the part when he chases the pinguin.he he.) I'm even a huge fan of adam.

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