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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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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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2.2 million adult Americans between the ages of 25 and 29 were enrolled in school when this movie came out. See more »

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The suntan lotion at the beginning is runny in some scenes but not in others. 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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can movie making getting any worse?
1 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Adam Sandler does a great Jerry Lewis..but in a 2 hr framework, not a 5 minute Saturday night live sketch, we sit befuddled by the bizarre, unprincipled shenanigans: Jerry himself could get draggy and self indulgent but he had the heart and you knew something hilarious and brilliant was just around the corner. Sandler shows nothing here but schizoid silliness. He gets in people's faces, says something stupid, and we are supposed to be enchanted.

the story, though, is okay...we know where it's going but the idea of a ridiculously rich kid on the brink of increasing his wealth as inheritor of a huge hotel chain, first going back to school, not college, but kindergarten, is pretty funny. But his childlike behavior amongst the toddlers is hard to deal with > is he really an overgrown child or is there "something wrong" someplace.

seems the suits just wanted another FRi. night flick slob story...they had a chance to make a pretty dam good movie....why not have the guy confidently go back to grammar school but find that the world has changed...man, school is *hard*! these kids are pretty sharp! this was made just before PCs took over for the teacher but a lot more could have been done with a "generation gap" developed over 7 years, or so? another very disturbing aspect is that so many child actors are used in this hyper-sexual enterprise.


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