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
When Billy Madison apologizes to Danny McGrath for being mean to him in high school, Danny crossed Billy's name off the People To Kill list. The eight other people left on the list are all crew members of the movie. See more »
The suntan lotion smiley face on Billy's chest at the beginning of the film changes drastically between shots. See more »
# Suntan lotion is good for me. / You protect me, hee-hee-hee. #
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British video and film versions were cut by 27 seconds to obtain a PG rating. The following cuts were made:
Billy Madison's dialogue: "...Find the fucking dog" is removed
Cut-away after the clown falls down; no blood is seen
Eric is not shown engulfed in flames. The cuts were fully waived for the 2008 12-rated DVD.
If you want to see a movie that is fun, puts you in a good mood, and never gets old, then see Billy Madison. All of you Sandler haters will think this is stupid, but everyone who likes Adam Sandler, or doesn't mind humor that is kind of stupid will love Billy Madison.
This is one of Adam Sandler's first movies, and it's one of his best also. This is a movie that I've seen so many times, but I still enjoy it every time. This is good to watch when you're in a bad mood, or if you're stressed out, because it will perk you up quicker than any coffee you can name. Other movies that put you in a good mood are Happy Gilmore, Beavis and Butthead Do America, South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, and Tommy Boy.
Overall, Billy Madison has a somewhat stupid sense of humor, but it does make you laugh, and it's such an entertaining movie. If you haven't seen this yet, see it now and see what all the laughing is about.
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