Billy Madison

Billy Madison

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Director: Tamra Davis

Cast: Adam Sandler, Darren McGavin, Bridgette Wilson

     
 

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Adam Sandler made his leap from Saturday Night Live to the big screen as the idiot man-child with the heart of gold in this hilariously demented comedy, arriving on DVD from MCA Home Video. Presented in the original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical aspect ratio (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs), the multiple audio options include a closed-captioned English Dolby Digital…  See more details below

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Adam Sandler made his leap from Saturday Night Live to the big screen as the idiot man-child with the heart of gold in this hilariously demented comedy, arriving on DVD from MCA Home Video. Presented in the original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical aspect ratio (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs), the multiple audio options include a closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack in addition to alternate French and Spanish Dolby Digital surround tracks and selectable Spanish subtitles. Extra features include production notes, cast and crew bios, film highlights, a theatrical trailer, and web links.

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Assuming top billing for the first time in this willfully stunted comedy, Adam Sandler unleashed the soon-familiar persona that would widely divide moviegoers but provide indisputable results at the box office for years to come. Here was born the debate about whether Sandler is a lowbrow comic genius or a moronic gadfly signifying the end of good taste and intelligence as we know it. For those able to give themselves over to its sophomoric charms, Billy Madison is a knee-slapping celebration of a spoiled idiot who learns decency from a gaggle of children who wet their pants at recess. Sure, Sandler is over the top -- in fact, he's so far over it that it's nowhere in sight. But that's the point in this movie, in which Sandler is essentially the mean-spirited version of Tom Hanks' character in Big, throwing tantrums appropriate to someone of his underdeveloped intellect. It's hard to resist Sandler when he yells, "You blew it!" in his trademark guttural shout after his eight-year-old friend botches a phone conversation with his crush. The reverse shot shows the young boy grinning in spite of himself, suggesting that children accept Sandler as he is, a ridiculous but ultimately harmless clown, and perhaps they're the best judges of character. Those who want Sandler to be something other than an intense, bellowing man-child -- or just wish he would go away -- aren't the intended audience, anyway. Simpatico supporting turns by Norm McDonald, Steve Buscemi, and Chris Farley provide either more giggles for the willing or more ammo for the obstinate.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/1998
UPC:
0025192041624
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

Production notes; Cast and filmmakers' bios; Film highlights; Theatrical trailer; Web links

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adam Sandler Billy Madison
Darren McGavin Brian Madison
Bridgette Wilson Veronica
Bradley Whitford Eric Gordon
Josh Mostel Max Anderson
Mark Beltzman Jack
Larry Hankin Carl Alphonse
Theresa Merritt Juanita
Hrant Alianak Pete
Helen Hughes 2nd Grade Teacher
Claire Cellucci Attractive Lady
Gladys O'Connor Tour Guide
Marcia Bennett 4th Grade Teacher
Diane Douglass Nurse
Joyce Gordon Lunch Lady
Colin Smith O'Doyle (Grade 9)
Amos Crawley Rod
Tex Konig Crazy Person
Benjamin Barrett Tenth Grader
Matthew Ferguson Tenth Grader
Lawrence Nakamura Lawn Guy
Allison Robinson Newswoman
Justin Williams 3rd Grader
Chris Farley O'Doyle the Bus Driver
Steve Buscemi Danny McGrath
Jack Mather Clemens
Norm MacDonald Frank

Technical Credits
Tamra Davis Director
Gordon M. Barnes Art Director
Perry Andelin Blake Production Designer
Deirdre Bowen Casting
Jaki Brown-Karman Casting
Allan Byer Musical Direction/Supervision
Fitch Cady Executive Producer
Enrico Campana Set Decoration/Design
Randy Edelman Score Composer
Jack Giarraputo Associate Producer
Victor Hammer Cinematographer
Tim Herlihy Screenwriter
Harald Ortenburger Camera Operator
Ralph Sall Musical Direction/Supervision
Adam Sandler Screenwriter
Robert Simonds Producer
Todd Thaler Casting
David Vaughan Asst. Director
Martin Walters Asst. Director
Jeffery Wolf Editor

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Scene Index

Chapter List
0. Chapter List
1. That Penguin's Back Again (Main Titles)
2. Billy and The Business Associates
3. One More Chance
4. First Grade
5. Dodge Ball Time
6. Second Grade
7. Principal Anderson
8. A Little Field Trip
9. Making The Grades
10. The Deal's Off
11. Tough Love
12. The Opera Montage
13. The Academic Decathlon
14. Final Jeopardy
15. Saved By The Blob
16. The Graduate (End Titles)

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Billy Madison 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the best movie ever
Guest More than 1 year ago
Billy Madison is the best movie that has ever been out! It is very funny and a great movie!! Adam Sandler is a great actor, plus he's very funny. I would give it a million stars because it's so good!!! If you haven't seen it yet, I suggest you rent it because it is such a good movie! It is the best movie ever! I guarantee you, you'll absolutely LOVE it!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i luv it its the best even my 6 year old brother luvs it i love adam sandler he has a really good character in it if i could i would give it infinity stars i wish i could see it every day thats why i gave it 5 stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
Billy Madison is a hilarious movie about a young man who decides to take school all over again in order to take over the family business. I recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Billy Madison is the funniest movie you could ever see! No matter who you are you will laugh!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was awesome and hiliarious. Adam Sandler is never a disappointer. He always keeps me cracking up and with movies like this he made it's never easy to forget about it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Billy Madison is a very hilariosly funny movie and is my favorite Adam Sandler movie. I love comedy movies and the sillier the better! Great movie to watch when you are sick or just feeling a little down and need some laughs to cheer you up. I have the old DVD that just includes a letterbox widescreen version and the only bonus feature is the original theatrical trailer. I don't have the new special edition DVD but if I purchased it, it would definitely be the anamorphic widescreen version and not the pan and scan version.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is so funny! It has an excellent cast of characters, and a hilarious storyline. This is one of Adam Sandler's best films.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
man this is the funniest comedies with Adam Sandler i laugh at him in the movie he's so humerous he can always make me laugh i love billy madsion a cool movie billy is funny and he likes the teacher he goes back to school funny lines in movie Stop looking at me swan! Proceed today junior LoL So funny i love it!!!!
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