Billy Madison

Billy Madison

Tamra Davis (1995)

12 Certificate
Sun 7 Jun 7pm - 9pm Comedy Central


Our Score
Your enjoyment of this gimmicky comedy will depend on your feelings about the lowbrow comedy of Adam Sandler. He plays an infantile loser who won't be given control of his father's billion dollar business empire unless he agrees to repeat his school education in just 24 weeks. There are similarities with Rodney Dangerfield's Back to School, except that Sandler is among far younger pupils. Exploiting the star's talent for slapstick stupidity, this has some entertaining moments as he clashes with junior classmates and falls for his pretty teacher (Bridgette Wilson). While not in the same league as The Wedding Singer, it's still enjoyably dumb fun, especially for Sandler fans.


A lazy twentysomething lives off his wealthy hotel magnate father. When the old man decides to retire, he begins to question whether his layabout son is suitable to take over the family empire and issues a challenge - he must retake 12 years of school in 24 weeks, or lose everything. Comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Bridgette Wilson, Darren McGavin and Bradley Whitford.

Cast & Crew

Billy Madison Adam Sandler
Veronica Bridgette Wilson
Brian Madison Darren McGavin
Eric Gordon Bradley Whitford
Max Anderson Josh Mostel
Frank Norm MacDonald
Jack Mark Beltzman
Carl Alphonse Larry Hankin
Director Tamra Davis
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Contains swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray