History Film / BillyMadison

14th Apr '16 11:06:29 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** He also objects to putting Eric in charge of the company because he knows Eric is immoral and callous (or, as he puts it, "He is a ''bad man''!"). He doesn't seem particularly upset that his father's not passing the company to him until he learns it would go to Eric instead. If Brian had [[spoiler:given control of the company to Carl instead of Eric, ]]chances are [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot there would be no movie.]]

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** He also objects to putting Eric in charge of the company because he knows Eric is immoral and callous (or, as he puts it, "He is a ''bad man''!"). He doesn't seem particularly upset that his father's not passing the company to him until he learns it would go to Eric instead. If Brian had [[spoiler:given control of the company to Carl instead of Eric, ]]chances are [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot there would be no movie.]]
17th Mar '16 8:50:30 AM ObsidianFire
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* GenreSavvy: Carl warns Billy that Eric may be up to something because of Eric's sinister EvilLaugh.
4th Mar '16 8:27:41 AM case
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* YesNoAnswerInterpretation: Billy condenses the Principal's famous TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to "wrong."
14th Feb '16 7:09:34 PM SirVancelot131
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "First the psycho goes on TV, lies, then retracts it, and now Eric's secretary is in a coma." Granted, a person being in a coma is a big deal, but in everyone's eyes it isn't important compared to Principal Anderson's false accusations.
14th Feb '16 7:04:56 PM SirVancelot131
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** Eric's is his unnecessary insults toward Billy during the business dinner just to get a rise out of him.



** He also objects to putting Eric in charge of the company because he knows Eric is immoral and callous (or, as he puts it, "He is a ''bad man''!"). He doesn't seem particularly upset that his father's not passing the company to him until he learns it would go to Eric instead.

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** He also objects to putting Eric in charge of the company because he knows Eric is immoral and callous (or, as he puts it, "He is a ''bad man''!"). He doesn't seem particularly upset that his father's not passing the company to him until he learns it would go to Eric instead. If Brian had [[spoiler:given control of the company to Carl instead of Eric, ]]chances are [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot there would be no movie.]]
5th Feb '16 9:43:12 AM redandready45
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* CharacterDevelopment: On the way, Billy grows more mature, apologizing for his bad behavior and genuinely cleaning up his act.

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* CharacterDevelopment: On the way, Billy grows more mature, apologizing for his bad behavior and genuinely cleaning up his act. He also realizes that he's not fit to run Madison Hotels, so he gives control of the company to Eric.
21st Dec '15 5:50:59 PM TomPhanto
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* JerkassRealization: When Billy enters ninth grade, he's confused as to why the kids are suddenly picking on him. He talks to Veronica about it and she mentions maybe he wasn't as nice to the kids that he thought were losers. Billy then starts to understand that he should have known better back then.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Most of the teachers, but Billy's dad would count too as he was willing to give Billy another chance when he found out the guy who had claimed Billy bribed him to pass was lying and still refused to give the company to [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Eric]].

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: ReasonableAuthorityFigure:
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Most of the teachers, but Billy's dad would count too as he was willing to give Billy another chance when he found out the guy who had claimed Billy bribed him to pass was lying and still refused to give the company to [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Eric]].Eric]].
** Carl is also this, since he always believed in Billy and helped him out whenever he could. In the end, [[spoiler: Billy decides he would be a better person to own the company]].



* ToiletHumour: Of course.

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* ToiletHumour: Of course. A staple of Adam Sandler movies, most notably their burning bag of dog poo pranks.
22nd Oct '15 11:33:09 AM TomPhanto
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* AdultChild: Up until he gets to high school, Billy fits in almost perfectly with the small children around him.



* CharacterTitle

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* CharacterTitleCharacterTitle: Since the movie is about Billy.



* EveryCarIsAPinto

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* EveryCarIsAPintoEveryCarIsAPinto: The scene where the entire O'Doyle family is driving down the road chanting "O'Doyle rules!" over and over again. The car hits the banana peel that the bus driver threw out the window of a bus earlier in the movie, inexplicably causing the car to skid out of control and fly off a cliff (all while the family continues to chant "O'Doyle Rules!"). Though it isn't shown directly, the car inexplicably explodes in a loud explosion off screen.



* HotTeacher: Veronica Vaughn.

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* HotTeacher: Veronica Vaughn.Vaughn whom Billy develops a crush on.



* {{Jerkass}}: Eric, but also Billy, especially in the beginning of the film.
** And the entire O'Doyle clan.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Eric, but also Billy, especially Eric in spades. Who stoops to many lows such as blackmailing an elementary school principal to try and ruin Billy's chances of getting the beginning of company, and he really isn't nice to the film.
people he interacts with either.
** And the The entire O'Doyle clan.family is a group of obnoxious bullies.
** Billy starts off as one but later matures.



* OneOfTheKids: Up until he gets to high school, Billy fits in almost perfectly with the small children around him.



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* ProtagonistTitleProtagonistTitle: Of course.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Most of the teachers, but Billy's dad would count too as he was willing to give Billy another chance when he found out the guy who had claimed Billy bribed him to pass was lying and still refused to give the company to [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Eric]].



* RuleOfFunny

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* RuleOfFunnyRuleOfFunny: The reason why Billy gets away with some of his shenanigans.



* SadistTeacher: Averted, rather surprisingly.

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* SadistTeacher: Averted, rather surprisingly.surprisingly for most of the teachers.



* ShotInTheAss: Eric.

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* ShotInTheAss: Eric. Eric at the end.
18th Sep '15 11:56:09 AM MarkLungo
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* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]]: "The Puppy Who Lost His Way".
* [[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Gunman]]: Aforementioned classmate, who had become a real gunman in the meantime. He's seen crossing Billy off of a hit list after they make peace.

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* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]]: ChekhovsGun: "The Puppy Who Lost His Way".
* [[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Gunman]]: ChekhovsGunman: Aforementioned classmate, who had become a real gunman in the meantime. He's seen crossing Billy off of a hit list after they make peace.



* HarsherInHindsight: This movie was still relatively new when bullied high school students taking out their frustrations on their tormentors with firearms became a recurring problem.
18th Sep '15 11:49:35 AM MarkLungo
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