- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 23, 2005
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - French
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - English
- Dolby Digital DTS 5.1 Surroun Sound - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Audio Commentary: Tamara Davis - Director
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 02/24/1995
"...A healthy streak of sick humor that keeps you guessing..."
Variety - 02/13/1995
"...A certain manic energy and no-holds-barred attitude....[With] bursts of sheer, irresistible idiocy..."
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.
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.
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- Color by DeLuxe.
- Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.