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Billy Madison (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 10 February 1995 (USA)
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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To inherit his family's fortune, Billy is 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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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,588,750 (USA)
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Trivia

The kids loved to play with Adam Sandler, often jumping on him and tackling him. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is spraying a boy with a hose at one of Billy's "graduation" parties, you can hear the boy talking but his lips aren't moving. 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 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.4 (2006) See more »

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Written and Produced by Elton Ahi (as Elton F. Ahi)
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Awful
23 October 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I'm quite surprised at the number of people who found this movie funny, but I suppose we all have different tastes.

Sandler's whiney voice and stupid faces are annoying, unoriginal, and done better by many others (e.g JL Lewis). His character is unlikeable, the plot is boring, and I just cant believe that this script was ever written.

I can identify the jokes but fail to understand why they are funny (like the clown with blood out of his mouth).

I enjoy most comedies but not this one. I would like to note that I am a teenager (not old like someone said most people who dislike this movie would be) and I found Happy Gilmore to be an OK film.


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