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Billy Madison -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Tim Herlihy (written by) &
Adam Sandler (written by)
Contact:
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Release Date:
10 February 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
To inherit his family's fortune, Billy is going back to school... Way back. See more »
Plot:
In order to inherit his fed up father's hotel empire, an immature and lazy man must repeat grades 1-12 all over again. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Stop looking at me, Swan! See more (196 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Adam Sandler ... Billy Madison

Darren McGavin ... Brian Madison

Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Veronica Vaughn (as Bridgette Wilson)

Bradley Whitford ... Eric Gordon

Josh Mostel ... Principal Max Anderson

Norm MacDonald ... Frank

Mark Beltzman ... Jack

Larry Hankin ... Carl Alphonse

Theresa Merritt ... Juanita
Dina Platias ... Miss Lippy
Hrant Alianak ... Pete
Vincent Marino ... Cook
Jack Mather ... Ted 'Old Man' Clemens
Christopher Kelk ... Rollo the Janitor

Marc Donato ... Nodding 1st Grader
Keith Cole ... Penguin
Chris Mei ... Penguin
Conor Devitt ... O'Doyle (Grade 1)
Jared Durand ... Scotty Logan (Grade 1)
Jessica Nakamura ... Tricia Labonte (Grade 1)
Helen Hughes ... 2nd Grade Teacher

Jacelyn Holmes ... 2nd Grader
Claire Cellucci ... Attractive Lady
Shane Farberman ... Clown
Al Maini ... Chauffeur
Jared Cook ... Ernie (Grade 3)
Christian Matheson ... O'Doyle (Grade 3)
Kyle Bailey ... Kyle
Vernon Chapman ... Butler
Mandy Watts ... Maid
Austin Pool ... Dan (Grade 3)
Gladys O'Connor ... Tour Guide

Marcia Bennett ... 4th Grade Teacher
Diane Douglass ... Nurse
Tim Herlihy ... Architect
Frank Nakashima ... Architect
Joyce Gordon ... Lunch Lady
Jordan Lerner-Ellis ... Pothead
Daniel Lerner-Ellis ... Pothead

Robert Smigel ... Mr. Oblaski
Melissa Korzenko ... Nancy Connors
Colin Smith ... O'Doyle (Grade 9)
Jeff Moser ... Paul

Amos Crawley ... Rod
Tex Konig ... Crazy Persons
Eduardo Gómez ... Crazy Persons
Tanya Grout ... Joyce (Eric's Sercetary)
Benjamin Barrett ... Tenth Grader

Matthew Ferguson ... Tenth Grader
Sean Lett ... O'Doyle (Grade 12)
Stacey Wheal ... Jennifer (Grade 3)
Shanna Bresee ... Susan (Grade 3)
Michael Ayoub ... Drama Teacher
Lawrence Nakamura ... Lawn Guy
Gino Veltri ... Rock Singer
James Downey ... Principal
Bob Rodgers ... Mr. O'Doyle
Margo Wladyka ... Mrs. O'Doyle
Allison Robinson ... Newswoman
Marcel Jean Gilles ... Haitian Gardener
Suzanna Shebib ... High School Girl
Justin Williams ... 3rd Grader
Nicholas A. Catalano ... 3rd Grader
Devon Codrington ... 3rd Grader
Nicole Harrison ... 3rd Grader
Lindsay Curran ... 3rd Grader
Brandi Tower ... 3rd Grader
Cassandra Forrester ... 3rd Grader
Matthew Tempest ... 3rd Grader
Michelle Toth ... 3rd Grader
Craig MacIsaac ... 3rd Grader
Tara Rooney ... 3rd Grader
Robby Cavallari ... 3rd Grader
Ryan Luis ... 3rd Grader
Alanna Budhoo ... 3rd Grader
Shomar Dejonge ... 3rd Grader
Carmela Bigioni ... 3rd Grader
Eric Aguilera ... 3rd Grader
Kevin Le Roy ... Jet Skier
Kelly Childerhose ... Jet Skier
Ken Shires ... Fire-eater
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steve Buscemi ... Danny McGrath (uncredited)

Chris Farley ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio ... 10th Grader (uncredited)

Directed by
Tamra Davis 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Tim Herlihy (written by) &
Adam Sandler (written by)

Produced by
Fitch Cady .... executive producer
Jack Giarraputo .... associate producer
Robert Simonds .... producer
 
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
 
Cinematography by
Victor Hammer 
 
Film Editing by
John Gilroy 
Jeffrey Wolf 
 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen 
Jaki Brown 
Todd Thaler 
 
Production Design by
Perry Andelin Blake 
 
Art Direction by
Gordon Barnes 
 
Set Decoration by
Enrico Campana 
 
Costume Design by
Marie-Sylvie Deveau 
 
Makeup Department
Kelly Brennan .... hair stylist
Carol Davidson .... hair stylist
Mary-Lou Green-Benvenuti .... makeup artist
Edelgard K. Pfluegl .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ross Fanger .... unit production manager
Robert Hackl .... post-production supervisor
Brian Campbell .... production manager: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Carruthers .... trainee assistant director
Rob Fowler .... assistant director
Trent Hurry .... trainee assistant director
Louise Renault .... assistant director
David Vaughan .... assistant director
Martin Walters .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Vito Botticella .... assistant head carpenter
J. Tracy Budd .... property master
Ernesto Camera .... set dresser
Tom Coulter .... set buyer
Brad Francis .... scenic artist
Mike Franklin .... assistant property master
Bill Johnson .... set dresser
Chuck Loriot .... head carpenter
Tim Murton .... head painter
Nancy Prochuck .... art department trainee
Kim Rennick .... assistant art director
Arline Smith .... designer: penguin sequence (as Arline)
Richard Snyder .... greensman
Phillip Tellez .... construction coordinator
Dan Wladyka .... lead man (as Daniel Wladyka)
Kim Karon .... draftsperson (uncredited)
David Maltese .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ulrika Akander .... dialogue editor
Thom Brennan .... assistant sound editor
Allan Byer .... sound mixer
Frank DeMaine .... cable person
Susan Dudeck .... dialogue editor
John Edwards-Younger .... sound effects editor
Alison Fisher .... dialogue editor
Christopher Flick .... foley editor
Kimberly Harris .... supervising sound editor
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
Doug Kent .... assistant sound editor (as Douglas Kent)
Jonathan Klein .... foley editor
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Vanessa Lapato .... assistant sound editor
Jeanine Payne .... assistant sound editor
Michelle Pleis .... assistant sound editor
John Roesch .... foley artist
Jerry Ross .... supervising sound editor
Robert Scherer .... boom operator
John Joseph Thomas .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Jordan Craig .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Vanessa Lapato .... digital assistant editor
Doug Mountain .... digital artist (as Douglas P. Mountain)
 
Stunts
Rebecca Bell .... stunts
Marco Bianco .... stunts
Tony Cordeiro .... stunts
Ted Hanlan .... stunt coordinator
Ted Hanlan .... stunts
Jamie Jones .... stunts
Mic Jones .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunts (as Dwayne MacLean)
Curtis Parker .... stunts
Joey Petralito .... stunts
Jonathan Seglins .... stunts
John Stead .... stunts
Ron Van Hart .... stunts
Mike Mitchell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Akouris .... assistant camera
Kevin Bishop .... video assistant
Don Caulfield .... electrician (as Donald Caulfield)
Gary Deneault .... electrician
Steve Ferrier .... gaffer
Michael Galbraith .... best boy
Jacqueline Hampton .... camera trainee
Peter Janes .... camera trainee
Bruce Macaulay .... still photographer
Fabian MacDonald .... grip
Mark Manchester .... key grip
Brian Montague .... electrician
Keith Murphy .... Steadicam operator
Keith Murphy .... camera operator
Malcolm Nefsky .... best boy
Bob O'Connor .... grip
Harald Ortenburger .... camera operator
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip
Bob Rodgers .... generator operator
Thom Ryan .... first assistant camera
Tracy Shaw .... grip
Stephen Spurrell .... rigging gaffer
Dean Stinchcombe .... second assistant camera
Jeremy Tabarrok .... assistant camera
David J. Woods .... playback operator
Ryan Pannell .... dolly grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Linda Petty .... extras casting coordinator
Aric Dupere .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gail Filman .... wardrobe: women
Gayle Franklin .... wardrobe buyer
Christopher Hargadon .... wardrobe: men
Richard Krough .... wardrobe assistant
Susan MacLeod .... assistant costume designer (as Susan MacLeod D'Amico)
 
Editorial Department
Bob Allen .... assistant editor
Andrew Dickler .... assistant editor
Peter Fandetti .... assistant editor
Bob McMillian .... color timer
Charlene Olson .... first assistant editor
Valerie Weiss .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Elton Ahi .... music scoring mixer
Sally Boldt .... music editor
Taylor Graves .... playback singer
John La Salandra .... music editor (as John Lasalandra)
Ralph Sall .... music supervisor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor (uncredited)
Ralph Ferraro .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Irl Sanders .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ken Barbet .... driver
Pat Brennan .... driver
Wally Dibacco .... driver (as Walter Dibacco)
Norman Foster .... driver
Lorne Frederick .... driver
Doug Perry .... driver
Don Retzer .... transportation coordinator
Joe Vechiola .... driver
Grant Volkers .... transportation captain
Dean Witthun .... driver
Matt Wladyka .... driver
Robert Whelan Jr. .... unit driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Helen Akerly .... assistant to producer
Jill Baron .... assistant to director
Kimberley Bradley .... production assistant (as Kim Bradley)
Laurel Bresnahan .... children coordinator
Laurel Bresnahan .... children liaison
Whitney Brown .... production coordinator
Brian Campbell .... location manager
Sylvie Chesneau .... script supervisor
John Chisholm .... production assistant (as John W. Chishom)
Clarence Ford .... choreographer
Sandra Galloway .... accounting clerk
Vanessa Ireson .... production assistant
Jill Jones .... unit publicist
Uri Katoni .... lightwork assistant
Nick Kontsalakis .... assistant accountant
Miriam Laurence .... children performance coach
Lyn Lucibello .... production accountant
Tracy Mallozzi .... assistant to director
Byron A. Martin .... location scout
Susan Starre McKibbin .... assistant accountant
Luis M. Mendoza .... location assistant
Rick Parker .... animal wrangler
Anne Paynter .... assistant production coordinator
Heather Roscorla .... accounting clerk
Arline Smith .... manufacturer: penguin sequence (as Arline)
Rita Smith .... assistant to producer
Bob Warwick .... production assistant
Eardley Wilmot .... assistant location manager
Edward York .... production assistant
Steve Holt .... on-set medic (uncredited)
Zach Wolf .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language and crude humor
Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The lunch lady serving sloppy joes is a reference to Adam Sandler's popular song "Lunch Lady Land", which is from his 1993 album, "They're All Gonna Laugh At You".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Principal Anderson is talking to the kids at his doorstep, its cuts to the kids outside sitting on his lawn and then back to Principal Anderson. If you look in his house, you can see the shadow of one of the cast members running to the left.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Billy Madison:[sings] # Suntan lotion is good for me. / You protect me, hee-hee-hee. #
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Soundtrack:
The StrokeSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the old British BBFC PG DVD and the Original Version?
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53 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
Stop looking at me, Swan!, 22 May 2001
Author: mattymatt4ever from Jersey City, NJ

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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