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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:
... Billy Madison
... Brian Madison
... Veronica Vaughn (as Bridgette Wilson)
... Eric Gordon
... Principal Max Anderson
... Frank
... Jack
... Carl Alphonse
... Juanita
Dina Platias ... Miss Lippy
Hrant Alianak ... Pete
Vincent Marino ... Cook
Jack Mather ... Ted 'Old Man' Clemens
... Rollo the Janitor
... 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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To inherit his family's fortune, Billy is 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 USA:

$25,588,750
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Trivia

Cast members Larry Hankin and Mark Beltzman previously appeared together in film Home Alone (1990). Hankin and Beltzman also guest starred, in separate episodes, on the popular NBC sitcom "Seinfeld" (1989-1998). See more »

Goofs

The suntan lotion at the beginning is runny in some scenes but not in others. 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

Featured in I Am Chris Farley (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Billy Madison Way
Written by Tim Herlihy and Adam Sandler
Performed by Gino
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So Bad I Am Still Contemplating Suicide, Five Years Later
18 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

I'm not going to mince words. This movie made me put a gun in my mouth. (No bullets around, luckily.) Adam Sandler is an utterly worthless human being...his body of films have done more damage to the collective level of human intelligence than all the books burned by every fascist regime of the twentieth century. I hate him. Hate hate hate him.

I did not enjoy this movie.

Could someone, somewhere, please explain why they think Sandler is funny? Please? I am totally mystified. It isn't that I am some ivory tower snob, I actually found TOMMY BOY somewhat watchable and even chuckled once or twice at DIRTY WORK (well...maybe once...). But Sandler is just atrociously unfunny in everything he does. I laughed once during this whole movie. _Once_. The scene where he pulls up to school and Billy Squier is on his stereo. That's it. One three-second chuckle does not even begin to atone for the concentrated, merciless stupidity of the rest of this movie.

If you said this movie was hilarious, I probably think you are an idiot.


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