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Billy Madison (1995)

 -  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 the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that he has what it takes to run the family business. Written by Paul D. Geiser <pgeiser@freenet.columbus.oh.us>

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Billy Madison's 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)

Gross:

$25,588,750 (USA)
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The eyes in Billy's grade chart reappear after being poked out. 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 50 First Dates (2004) See more »

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Flat out stupid...
1 August 1999 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

This is Adam Sandler's first major movie and I have to say this is the worst of his movies I've seen. Plenty of jokes fall flat, some things suddenly happen you can't understand (like the examples one imdb user noted: Miss Lippy and glue, sloppy joe, dead clown). I can't even understand Sandler's character. It's hard to connect with Billy Madison.

The academic decathlon challenge also fell flat. It's as if it's some lame plot device the writers thought up just to finish the movie.

1.5 of 5 stars


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