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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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A comedy about an overwhelming underachiever. 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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$25,588,750 (USA)
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Trivia

Tamra Davis couldn't believe that they persuaded an old man to appear in his underwear. See more »

Goofs

When Billy is dialing his classmate Danny McGrath, the sounds of the buttons beeping does not match up with his fingers. Also, we hear the sounds of the phone ringing long before Billy is even finished dialing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Billy Madison: [sings] # Suntan lotion is good for me. / You protect me, hee-hee-hee. #
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Connections

Referenced in I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) See more »

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Cheap Thrills
Written and Produced by Robert Hackl
Performed by Flight 019
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COULD HOLLYWOOD GET ANY WORSE???
1 January 2004 | by (Yerevan, Armenia) – See all my reviews

I honestly don't know what the reviews are on about. Billy Madison is CINEMA AT ITS WORST!!! Everything in this feature is unbelievably daft and stupid: the acting, the plot, the narrative, the set, the jokes, the editing, the everything. After reading the reviews on this page I thought, maybe I missed something out – so I watched it again: what a waste of time. Just as you get to the point when you wonder can things become any more stupid than this, surprise-surprise: they do!!! Toward the conclusion you realise that the whole of society is just as stupid as Billy Madison, as the producers who stashed $25,000,000 on this movie and as the auditorium who paid to see it. Billy's odyssey finishes with a jolly HAPPY ENDING, everybody lived happily and depoliticised ever after and the film got very good reviews.


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