Billy Madison | 1995

Directed by: Tamra Davis

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Main Plot

In order to inherit his fed up father's hotel empire, an immature and lazy man must repeat grades 1-12 all over again.


  • Adam Sandler plays Billy Madison, a rich and immature man who must repeat grades 1-12 to inherit his father's company.
  • Darren McGavin plays the role of Brian Madison, Billy's father who owns a successful hotel chain and sets up a challenge for Billy.
  • Bridgette Wilson-Sampras plays the love interest of Billy Madison and helps him in his quest to win back his father's company.


Billy Madison, a grown man who repeated grades to inherit his father's company, faces off against Eric, his father's conniving executive, in an academic decathlon. Despite initial struggles, Billy's determination and newfound knowledge win the decathlon, securing his place as the company's rightful owner. Billy reconciles with his father, who finally sees his potential. He also confesses his love for Veronica, a teacher who reciprocates his feelings. In the end, Billy graduates from high school and celebrates his success with his friends, proving that it's never too late to grow up.

Tamra Davis