Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.
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
At the Academic Decathlon, Billy Madison ends his uneducated Industrial Revulotion speech by yelling "Knibb High School Football rules!" which ends an awkward silence and the crowd erupts in cheers. The same thing happens in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) where a high school student (Ox Robbins) ends his uneducated speech with "San Dimas High School Football rules!" also ending an awkward silence and the crowd erupts in cheers. See more »
When Jack is spraying a boy with a hose at one of Billy's "graduation" parties, you can hear the boy talking but his lips aren't moving. See more »
# Suntan lotion is good for me. / You protect me, hee-hee-hee. #
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The Australian network TV version cuts out the line "You gotta get out there, and find that fuckin' dog!" that Billy says commenting on the book "The Puppy Who Lost His Way" to reduce the M rating to a PG. Cable and Video/DVD versions are unchanged. See more »
Looking at some of the reviews here reinforces the fact that there are certain people that like different types of humor. If stupid humor makes you laugh, this is your comedy. If you like stale British cerebral humor, maybe you should stay far away from this. I'm sure we all have our favorite and unfavorite comedians. I happen to like Sandler because he is immaturely funny. I think Dave Chapelle's show is pretty damn funny too. I never thought Sam Kinison was funny (the screaming is annoying) nor do I care for Chris Tucker.
I saw Billy Madison at the theater, a friend and myself and the 8 other guys randomly scattered around the seating area found this to be pretty damn hilarious. I laughed at about 8 different scenes and that is a lot for me for any one movie. I still laugh at a few of the scenes when I see repeats and yes I have it on video.
Those of you who dislike this movie are more than likely too old and stuck on your Bob Hope type era comedians and refuse to admit any others. Sandler isn't the greatest comedian who ever lived but his shtick was fresh and original when this movie came out. I have a video of him back when he did stand up and the guy is brilliant.
Again, people who get easily annoyed and upset with the stupid type humor steer clear of this movie and save yourself the aggravation that these sad negative reviewers subjected themselves to.
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