Billy Madison

Directed By: Tamra Davis Starring: Bradley Whitford Adam Sandler

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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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Studio Universal
SKU 40719338
UPC 025192545023
UPC 14 00025192545023
Format DVD
Release Date 8/23/2005
Rating Rating
Keywords
Rags To Riches
Slapstick
Switching Roles
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
Plot Summary
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.
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
Directors
Tamra Davis
Actors
Bradley Whitford
Adam Sandler
Cast & Crew
Adam Sandler - Actor
Adam Sandler - Writer
Bradley Whitford - Actor
Bridgette Wilson - Actor
Darren McGavin - Actor
Fitch Cady - Executive Producer
John Gilroy - Editor
Randy Edelman - Musical Score
Robert Simonds - Producer
Tamara Davis - Director
Tim Herlihy - Writer
Victor Hammer - Cinematographer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1995
Catalog ID 25450
UPC 00025192545023
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 90 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
MTV Award (1995) Adam Sandler, Nominee, Best Comedic Performance
Reviews
ReviewSource San Francisco Examiner
Review Sandler, who starred in "Airheads," also appeared in "Mixed Nuts," where his part was so small that he was kind of watchable. Perhaps Sandler is someone who can only safely be taken in small, non-toxic doses. I kept asking myself if perhaps Danny Kaye was once as difficult to watch as Sandler, wondering if someday Sandler will harness his talents and develop into a charming, fabulous performer. In the old days, performers used to get good first and then go into movies. Today, performers get on television first. We're raising an entire generation of audience that doesn't know what good is
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Barbara Shulgasser
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review Sandler, the latest spawn of "Saturday Night Live," is a sweeter, milder version of Jim Carrey's uber doofus, just as "Billy Madison" is a more kid-friendly version of "Dumb and Dumber." And there's even a moral: "Yahoo for education," though the movie doesn't really put any muscle behind it. As one character tells Billy in the finale: "Everyone in this room is dumber for having listened to you."
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Rita Kempley
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Product Attributes
Actor Sandler,Adam
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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