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(1995)

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During the dodgeball scene, Adam Sandler hit the kids with the dodgeball as hard as he possibly could. The editor had to cut away quickly after each hit so that he didn't show the children crying.
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During the school bus scene, Chris Farley turning bright red in aggravation was improvised, according to Adam Sandler in I Am Chris Farley (2015).
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Norm MacDonald was drunk in the scene where his character is wasted.
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Adam Sandler said of the title character, "Billy's the closest I've come to playing myself."
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The kids loved to play with Adam Sandler, often jumping on him and tackling him.
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Chris Farley's quote "good, great, grand, wonderful" is the same quote that his character gave in Airheads (1994).
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Charles Bronson turned down the role of Billy Madison's father.
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When Billy Madison apologizes to Danny McGrath for being mean to him in high school, Danny crossed Billy's name off the People To Kill list. The eight other people left on the list are all crew members of the movie.
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In real life, Adam Sandler's mom is a nursery school teacher. This is her favorite movie of his.
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Bradley Whitford never actually saw the film after it was released. But according to his brother, people would often shout "Business Ethics!", a reference to the scene where his character is challenged to discuss that as a subject.
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The lunch lady serving sloppy joes is a reference to Adam Sandler's popular song "Lunch Lady Land", which is from his 1993 album, "They're All Gonna Laugh At You".
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Though he co-wrote the script, Adam Sandler also ad-libbed a lot of his performance. Director Tamara Davis said, "It was important to let Adam be Adam."
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If you look closely around the office, you'll see real photos of young Adam Sandler.
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One of the students mentions the video game Mortal Kombat (1992). Bridgette Wilson-Sampras appeared as Sonya Blade in the film adaptation of the game, Mortal Kombat (1995).
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The director's assistant posed as one of the Drunk Chicks cover girls.
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Unlike Billy, Adam Sandler went to college at New York University. He studied method acting at the Strasberg Institute.
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In the chlorophyll scene, Adam Sandler laughs at the end of the scene, and it is left in the shot.
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David Spade was considered for the role of Frank.
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The 20 Categories listed during the final stage of the Academic Decathlon are: English Literature, U.S. Presidents, My Wife The Tramp, Astronomy, Baking, Burning Dog Poo & The Human Response, Reflections Of Society In Literature, Information Systems, Chemistry, The Roman Empire, My Spouse Is Sleeping Around, The French Revolution, Automotive Repair, 20th Century Poetry, Calculus, Needlepoint, Architecture, Business Ethics, Shakespeare, and I Married Common Street Trash.
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When Billy and his friends are watching that television show's credits, they mention the crew from this movie.
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Principal Max Anderson (Josh Mostel) has as his doorbell chime the same G-E-C broken chord which comprises the jingle for NBC, an affiliate of Universal Pictures.
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At 650 hotels, Mr. Madison owns more than Hilton, Marriott, or Radisson.
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Larry Hankin and Mark Beltzman appeared in Home Alone (1990) and on Seinfeld (1989).
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Director Tamra Davis couldn't believe that they persuaded an old man to appear in his underwear.
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In the Cast Bios section of the Special Features on the "Billy Madison" DVD, Josh Mostel's character is referred to as Max Alexander, although his character's name in the film is Max Anderson.
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The puppy's name is Happy, like Adam Sandler's name in Happy Gilmore (1996).
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Adam Sandler and Josh Mostel appeared in Big Daddy (1999).
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The high school principal told Billy (Adam Sandler) and Eric (Bradley Whitford) at the start if the Academic Decathlon that if either one of them cheated they would be disqualified. Technically, during the chemistry event, Billy cheated.
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In several scenes in the movie where most people would normally be barefoot, such as floating in the pool or sitting on the sprinkler, Billy is shown wearing shoes or socks.
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Billy refers to the janitor as "Sideburns", based on his exaggerated sideburns. In The Wedding Singer (1998) Adam Sandler's character calls out a wedding attendee as "Sideburns" Lady based on her exaggerated sideburns.
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At the Academic Decathlon, Billy Madison ends his uneducated Industrial Revulotion speech by yelling "Knibb High School Football rules!" which ends an awkward silence and the crowd erupts in cheers. The same thing happens in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) where a high school student (Ox Robbins) ends his uneducated speech with "San Dimas High School Football rules!" also ending an awkward silence and the crowd erupts in cheers.
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Billy went to Joseph Knibb high school. Joseph Knibb was an English clockmaker of the Restoration era, born in 1640.
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The high school principal told Billy (Adam Sandler) and Eric (Bradley Whitford) at the start if the Academic Decathlon that if either one of them cheated he was just going to snap but did not say anything about disqualification.
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