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Format: HD DVD
Sku: 204555505
UPC: 025193294128
UPC 14: 00025193294128
Rating: NR
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"HD-DVD, The Look and Sound of Perfect."
He's the heir to the Madison Hotel millions, but in order to win his father's resepct, and his Fortune 500 company, grown-up goof-off Billy must repeat all 12 grades of school - in just 24 weeks! Comedy superstar Adam Sandler stars in this laugh-a-minute hit.

"The best film Sandler has done. Wildy funny and appropriately over the top.  Clint Morris, MovieHole
"...a more kid-friendly version of "Dumb and Dumber."  Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Idiotic, amateurish - and really, really funny.  Scott Weinberg, FilmCritic.com

Editor's Note
In order to gain control of his family's billion dollar business, a man must win a bet that he can go through grades 1-12 again in 6 months. The fact that he's a hopeless goof who failed all these grades the first time doesn't help.

Features

Video Features DVD, English, French, Dolby, Digital Audio, Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 7/10/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 90 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 6103294128
Video UPC UPC: 00025193294128
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Adam Sandler
Video Cast Info Bradley Whitford
Video Cast Info Bridgette Wilson
Video Cast Info Chris Farley
Video Cast Info Darren McGavin
Video Cast Info Josh Mostel
Video Cast Info Norm MacDonald
Video Cast Info Steve Buscemi
Video Cast Info Adam Sandler - Writer
Video Cast Info Adam Sandler - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Fitch Cady - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Gordon Barnes - Art Director
Video Cast Info Jeffrey Wolf - Editor
Video Cast Info John Gilroy - Editor
Video Cast Info Randy Edelman - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Robert Simonds - Producer
Video Cast Info Tamra Davis - Director
Video Cast Info Tim Herlihy - Writer
Video Cast Info Victor Hammer - Cinematographer
Plot Summary
Billy Madison, the dim-witted son of a millionaire, wastes his life guzzling beer and devising obscene pranks until his father threatens to leave him nothing. In order to earn his father's respect, Billy, who bribed his way through school, must pass all 12 grades in six months or see a sycophantic assistant get his father's fortune. Billy struggles with the aide and his own idiocy to make good in this gag-filled farce.

Awards


Nominee (1995)
   Video Award Name MTV Award, Adam Sandler, Best Comedic Performance

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...A healthy streak of sick humor that keeps you guessing..." 02/24/1995 p.5D

Variety
"...A certain manic energy and no-holds-barred attitude....[With] bursts of sheer, irresistible idiocy..." 02/13/1995

NeedCoffee.com 6 of 10
Billy (Sandler) is about to inherit his father's (McGavin) hotel empire. There's only one problem, he's a moron. So, he makes a deal with his dad that he will go back through school--first through twelfth grades--to prove that he's capable of taking over the company. Along the way, he falls in love with one of his elementary school teachers (Wilson). Slightly awkward...It's a predictable movie that follows a formula very closely. There are parts of it that are very funny, and there are parts of it that are just plain annoying. MacDonald, for example, is absolutely annoying. Even more so than he was while he was on SNL. His character adds absolutely nothing to the movie. Not only that, but its completely unbelievable that Wilson would fall in love with him. There's little to nothing to lift the film above its core idea: situation + Sandler = potential comedy.

Variety 7 of 10
If "Dumb and Dumber" is cleaning up, why not the equivalent of "Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest?" That seems to be the guiding principle behind Adam Sandler's first star vehicle, which, after an initial look from committed fans and some youngsters, promises to continue the streak of so-so grades for the current "Saturday Night Live" class at the box office...Sandler and director Tamra Davis ("CB4") bring a certain manic energy and no-holds-barred attitude to the proceedings but still feel like they're stretching sketch material to feature length...There are a few bursts of sheer, irresistible idiocy -- along the lines of "Wayne's World" or even "Pee-wee's Big Adventure"-- but not enough to sustain the more arid stretches. Taking a page from Jim Carrey's playbook, Sandler's madcap character is also constantly demented, to the point where it's hard to tell, at least at first, whether he's just a dork or there's something actually wrong with him. - Brian Lowry

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