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Billy Madison (1995)

PG-13 | | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Dina Platias ... Miss Lippy
Hrant Alianak ... Pete
Vincent Marino Vincent Marino ... Cook
Jack Mather Jack Mather ... Ted 'Old Man' Clemens
Christopher Kelk ... Rollo the Janitor
Marc Donato ... Nodding 1st Grader
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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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Taglines:

A comedy about an overwhelming underachiever. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

10 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$25,588,750
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DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the Cast Bios section of the Special Features on the "Billy Madison" DVD, Josh Mostel's character is referred to as Max Alexander, although his character's name in the film is Max Anderson. See more »

Goofs

When Billy goes to see Veronica while drunk, she is wearing a wedding ring in some shots. See more »

Quotes

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

In some edited-for-tv versions of the film, during the Jeopardy game at the end of the film, the scene of the host reading the "burning dog poo and the human response" clue has been removed. However, the clue can still be seen on the board in distant shots. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Taxi Dave (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Old John Braddelum
Written by Sharon Hampson, Lois Lilienstein, Bram Morrison
Performed by Sharon, Lois & Bram
Courtesy of Drive Entertainment, Inc.
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"I'm one of the GOOD guys, Penguin!"
5 March 2002 | by La GremlinSee all my reviews

This is one of those lucky cases where the opening sequence of a movie gives you an excellent idea of what you are in for.

If you do not enjoy Billy's sunblock song, or the bit with the penguin, then you must turn off the movie and stop being such a nag about it.

But for those of us who happen to enjoy movies that are silly and stupid, this is one of the best ones out there.


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