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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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Ted 'Old Man' Clemens
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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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To inherit his family's fortune, Billy is going back to school... Way back. 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?


Dan McGraf's phone number is 555-0840. See more »


When Billy comes inside after spending a day out at the pool, he is no longer wet even though he was out of the pool less than 10 minutes. See more »


[first lines]
Billy Madison: [sings] # Suntan lotion is good for me. / You protect me, hee-hee-hee. #
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Grown Ups (2011) See more »


Written and Produced by Elton Ahi (as Elton F. Ahi)
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User Reviews

Not ashamed to say this was really funny
29 September 2004 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Looking at some of the reviews here reinforces the fact that there are certain people that like different types of humor. If stupid humor makes you laugh, this is your comedy. If you like stale British cerebral humor, maybe you should stay far away from this. I'm sure we all have our favorite and unfavorite comedians. I happen to like Sandler because he is immaturely funny. I think Dave Chapelle's show is pretty damn funny too. I never thought Sam Kinison was funny (the screaming is annoying) nor do I care for Chris Tucker.

I saw Billy Madison at the theater, a friend and myself and the 8 other guys randomly scattered around the seating area found this to be pretty damn hilarious. I laughed at about 8 different scenes and that is a lot for me for any one movie. I still laugh at a few of the scenes when I see repeats and yes I have it on video.

Those of you who dislike this movie are more than likely too old and stuck on your Bob Hope type era comedians and refuse to admit any others. Sandler isn't the greatest comedian who ever lived but his shtick was fresh and original when this movie came out. I have a video of him back when he did stand up and the guy is brilliant.

Again, people who get easily annoyed and upset with the stupid type humor steer clear of this movie and save yourself the aggravation that these sad negative reviewers subjected themselves to.

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