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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,588,750 (USA)
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The 20 Categories listed during the final stage of the Academic Decathlon are: English Literature, U.S. Presidents, My Wife The Tramp, Astronomy, Baking, Burning Dog Poo & The Human Response, Reflections Of Society In Literature, Information Systems, Chemistry, The Roman Empire, My Spouse Is Sleeping Around, The French Revolution, Automotive Repair, 20th Century Poetry, Calculus, Needlepoint, Architecture, Business Ethics, Shakespeare, and I Married Common Street Trash. See more »

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When Eric blackmails Principal Anderson he says he has his copy of "Wrestling World Magazine" but the magazine he holds actually says World Wrestling Magazine. See more »

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[first lines]
Billy Madison: [sings] # Suntan lotion is good for me. / You protect me, hee-hee-hee. #
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Think About The Pit
Written by Davis / Messex
Performed by DFL
Courtesy of Grand Royal Records, Inc.
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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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