History Film / BillyMadison

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: ** 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.

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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.

* {{Jerkass}}: Eric, but also Billy, especially OneOfTheKids: Up until he gets to high school, Billy fits in almost perfectly with the beginning of the film. ** And the entire O'Doyle clan.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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Deleted Harsher In Hindsight, which is already on the YMMV page.
* [[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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18th Sep '15 11:45:16 AM MarkLungo
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->''[[TheStinger O'Doyle rules!!!!]]''
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->''[[TheStinger ->''"[[TheStinger O'Doyle rules!!!!]]''rules!!!!]]"''
1st Jun '15 10:36:30 AM arsepoetica
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* 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.
13th Apr '15 5:56:32 PM tropeminer
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'''''Billy Madison''''' is a 1995 Comedy film starring Creator/AdamSandler as a rich [[InadequateInheritor slacker]] who must go [[BackToSchool back to school]], starting with first grade, all the way through high school, in order to inherit his father's company. He falls in love with Veronica Vaughn (Bridgette Wilson), his beautiful 3rd grade teacher, along the way. HilarityEnsues.
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'''''Billy Madison''''' is a 1995 Comedy comedy film starring Creator/AdamSandler as a rich [[InadequateInheritor slacker]] who must go [[BackToSchool back to school]], starting with first grade, all the way through high school, in order to inherit his father's company. He falls in love with Veronica Vaughn (Bridgette Wilson), his beautiful 3rd grade teacher, along the way. HilarityEnsues.
13th Apr '15 5:56:23 PM tropeminer
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''Billy Madison'' is a 1995 Comedy film starring Creator/AdamSandler as a rich [[InadequateInheritor slacker]] who must go [[BackToSchool back to school]], starting with first grade, all the way through high school, in order to inherit his father's company. He falls in love with Veronica Vaughn (Bridgette Wilson), his beautiful 3rd grade teacher, along the way. HilarityEnsues.
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''Billy Madison'' '''''Billy Madison''''' is a 1995 Comedy film starring Creator/AdamSandler as a rich [[InadequateInheritor slacker]] who must go [[BackToSchool back to school]], starting with first grade, all the way through high school, in order to inherit his father's company. He falls in love with Veronica Vaughn (Bridgette Wilson), his beautiful 3rd grade teacher, along the way. HilarityEnsues. \n\n
5th Apr '15 9:41:24 AM zerohelix
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* ComedicSociopathy: This being an Adam Sandler picture, there's heaps and heaps of it. Billy sees a clown on stilts topple over and laughs his head off, even though the actor in the clown makeup has cut open his lip and broken his leg. He later reacts with hilarity when his arch-nemesis, Eric, is burning to death (but it's an ImagineSpot, so he gets better). A story about a professional wrestler killing an opponent by sitting on his head is played for laughs, as is a secretary being violently knocked into a coma. But the best (er, worst) example has to concern the O'Doyles, a family of stereotypically Irish-American louts ([[ButNotTooWhite milky skin, freckles, ginger hair, you know the drill...]]) whose sole function in the movie is to act like a JerkAss to Billy at various plot points. Billy ultimately gets his revenge when a car carrying the entire O'Doyle family skids wildly after zipping over a banana peel on the highway and plunges over a cliff, still chanting "O'Doyle Rules!" all the way down. [[DisneyVillainDeath ...Every single O'Doyle is killed]].
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* ComedicSociopathy: This being an Adam Sandler picture, there's heaps and heaps of it. Billy sees a clown on stilts topple over and laughs his head off, even though the actor in the clown makeup has cut open his lip and broken his leg. He later reacts with hilarity when his arch-nemesis, Eric, is burning to death (but it's an ImagineSpot, so he gets better). A story about a professional wrestler killing an opponent by sitting on his head is played for laughs, as is a secretary being violently knocked into a coma. But the best (er, worst) example has to concern the O'Doyles, a family of stereotypically Irish-American louts ([[ButNotTooWhite milky skin, freckles, ginger hair, you know the drill...]]) whose sole function in the movie is to act like a JerkAss to Billy at various plot points. Billy ultimately gets his revenge when a car carrying the entire O'Doyle family skids wildly after zipping over a banana peel on the highway and plunges over a cliff, still chanting "O'Doyle Rules!" all the way down. down! [[DisneyVillainDeath ...Every single O'Doyle is killed]].
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