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
Tamra Davis was not the original director. Though the identity of the original director was undisclosed in the commentary, Davis stated that she started after four days of filming. She brought in her own DP, but most of the original crew remained. One scene not directed by Davis was the exposition scene in which Billy attending a new grade every two weeks was discussed. See more »
When Eric blackmails Principal Anderson he says he has his copy of "Wrestling World Magazine" but the magazine he holds actually says World Wrestling Magazine. See more »
# Suntan lotion is good for me. / You protect me, hee-hee-hee. #
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The network television version adds two scenes:
After Billy's first day in 3rd grade he plays kickball with the Madison Manor employees.
Erik tries to bribe Principal Anderson with a car, 1 million dollars and a hotel whenever and whereever he wants.
Beat On The Brat
Written and Performed by Ramones
Courtesy of Sire Records
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Total rubbish. Just excruciating. You actually LIKE this??
This was on TV last night, and I watched it on the strength of the reviews here at imdb.com. I am AMAZED that so many people liked this pustulent, fetid, rancid discharge of a film. Its lack of comedy is only equalled by its immaturity and pointlessness. There is no acting, no humour, and a plot so thin I can only wonder how it survives holding the weight of its own rancid patheticness. I was literally slack jawed with shock at how bad this film is. I was frustrated with sorrow for the people who actually liked this - one reviewer says that he / she was laughing out loud. At what? How films like this ever get released? How Adam Sandler still has a career after this moronic turd of a film? Just awful. Dont say I did not warn you. By the way, this is only the 2nd review I have written on imdb.com. Generally I feel little need to, as previous posters sum up (generally) the pros and cons of a film very well, but I feel in this case, the public should be warned. I cannot BELIEVE there are so many good reviews for this film, and the truth needs to be told. I am actually offended that this rubbish got greenlighted, made and released, where actual (would be) decent films never see production.
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