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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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One of the kids mentions Mortal Kombat. Bridgette Wilson-Sampras was in the film adaptation of the game. See more »

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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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Telephone Line
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Despite a totally stupid plot idea, it's watchable...
1 March 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I have heard of many stupid premises before, but this must rank somewhere towards the top in ridiculousness. Think about it....a guy is a rich schmuck and school dropout, so to teach him some lesson(?) he's sent back to grade school to complete his education even though he's now pushing 30!! Now having him go to high school might have worked, but anyone believing that a guy is now enrolling in kindergarten and moving through school is really, really gullible. This idea makes no sense and it's rather stupid.

Well, despite a totally lame story idea, Adam Sandler manages to occasionally do something with the slender material he's been given (of course, since he co-wrote this, he has no one to blame but himself for the premise). A few times, there are a few small laughs or poignant moments where it's apparent that the shallow Billy is now learning to finally care about others more than himself, such as with the pants scene. Now even though all this is very contrived and formulaic, there's enough to like to make this a time-passer. So if you are stuck and your kids get to pick a movie for family night, you could do a lot worse than this silly flick (they COULD suggest you watch LITTLE NICKY!!!).


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