Billy Madison

Billy Madison

Adam Sandler
Director: Tamra Davis Cast: Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
, Darren McGavin
Darren McGavin
, Bridgette Wilson
Bridgette Wilson
Tamra Davis

DVD (Special Edition / Wide Screen)

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Overview

Master of infantilism Adam Sandler stars as the title character, an overgrown rich kid who wiles away his days poolside, swilling kegs of beer and appreciating fine nudie magazines such as "Drunk Chicks" -- that is, until his father (Darren McGavin) decides to test his mettle as future head of the family business by posing a challenge: retake and pass grades K-12 in 24 weeks or watch control of the business pass to the requisite conniving underling (Bradley Whitford). Forced into action, Billy vows to change his drunken ways. He enrolls in kindergarten, makes new friends, pelts pint-sized kids with playground balls and develops a love interest in a pretty teacher (Bridgitte Wilson). The action culminates in an academic showdown between Billy and the purportedly Harvard-educated underling for the future of the family enterprise -- no small feat for a man fresh out of the first grade. There's gross, moronic, off-color low humor galore in Billy Madison, particularly in one subplot involving a romantically forward elementary school principal (Josh Mostel, son of theater great Zero Mostel) and his secret former life as a professional wrestler; another scene includes the hypertense school bus driver (Chris Farley, in a typical over-the-top cameo) lying in the meadow with a hallucinatory penguin. As one might suspect, Billy Madison is not for every taste; Sandler fans will laugh from start to finish; others beware.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/23/2005
UPC: 0025192545023
Original Release: 1995
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

Over 25 minutes of the most awesome deleted scenes; Outrageous outtakes and side-splitting goof-ups; Get the whole hilarious story with exclusive feature commentary from director Tamra Davis

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

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. That Penguin's Back Again (Main Titles) [5:39]
2. Billy and the Business Associates [8:07]
3. One More Chance [4:33]
4. First Grade [2:43]
5. Dodge Ball [8:09]
6. Second Grade [6:56]
7. Principal Anderson [4:17]
8. A Little Field Trip [10:12]
9. Making the Grades [8:44]
10. The Deal's Off [1:45]
11. Tough Love [3:53]
12. The Opera Montage [2:01]
13. The Academic Decathlon [7:06]
14. Final Jeopardy [3:18]
15. Saved by the Blob [4:35]
16. The Graduate (End Titles) [:48]

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