Billy Madison/Happy Gilmore [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

Billy Madison Master of infantilism Adam Sandler stars as the title character, an overgrown rich kid who wiles away his days poolside, swilling kegs of beer and appreciating fine nudie magazines such as "Drunk Chicks" -- that is, until his father (Darren McGavin) decides to test his mettle as future head of the family business by posing a challenge: retake and pass grades K-12 in 24 weeks or watch control of the business pass to the requisite conniving underling (Bradley Whitford). Forced into action, Billy vows to change his drunken ways. He enrolls in kindergarten, makes new friends, pelts pint-sized kids with playground balls and develops a love interest in a pretty teacher (Bridgitte Wilson). The action culminates in an academic showdown between Billy and the purportedly Harvard-educated underling for the future of the family enterprise -- no small feat for a man fresh out of the first grade. There's gross, moronic, off-color low humor galore in Billy Madison, particularly in one subplot involving a romantically forward elementary school principal (Josh Mostel, son of theater great Zero Mostel) and his secret former life as a professional wrestler; another scene includes the hypertense school bus driver (Chris Farley, in a typical over-the-top cameo) lying in the meadow with a hallucinatory penguin. As one might suspect, Billy Madison is not for every taste; Sandler fans will laugh from start to finish; others beware. Happy Gilmore Adam Sandler's second popular starring vehicle after Billy Madison is a goofy lowbrow paean to golf, hockey, and the comic hysterics of its childlike star. In Happy Gilmore, Sandler plays the title character, a raw, determined, but ultimately untalented hockey player who keeps trying out for the pros. When Happy discovers his grandmother (Frances Bay) will lose her home if she doesn't fork over 270,000 dollars to the IRS, he tries to figure out how he can possibly scrounge up the cash. An idea strikes during a game of one-upmanship with a couple furniture movers stripping his grandmother's home: On his first-ever swing, he drives a golf ball farther than the movers have ever seen. Before long, he has transplanted the foul-mouthed, aggressive persona of the hockey rink to the links, winning an amateur tourney that earns him a spot on the pro tour. Throttling everyone from a helpless caddy to game show host Bob Barker during the course of his 90-day quest to amass prize money, Happy also wins the sport a legion of new fans with his in-your-face style. Guiding him on his quest is a whimsical retired pro who lost his hand to an alligator (Carl Weathers) and an attractive public relations woman charmed by Happy's antics (Julie Bowen). Opposing him, however, is sneering hotshot Shooter McGavin (Christopher McDonald), who will do anything to win his championship jacket and see Happy fail
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Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (18 out of 19)

Special Features


  • Billy Madison
  • Feature Commentary with Director Tamra Davis
  • Deleted scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Happy Gilmore

Synopsis


Billy Madison
Master of infantilism Adam Sandler stars as the title character, an overgrown rich kid who wiles away his days poolside, swilling kegs of beer and appreciating fine nudie magazines such as "Drunk Chicks" -- that is, until his father (Darren McGavin) decides to test his mettle as future head of the family business by posing a challenge: retake and pass grades K-12 in 24 weeks or watch control of the business pass to the requisite conniving underling (Bradley Whitford). Forced into action, Billy vows to change his drunken ways. He enrolls in kindergarten, makes new friends, pelts pint-sized kids with playground balls and develops a love interest in a pretty teacher (Bridgitte Wilson). The action culminates in an academic showdown between Billy and the purportedly Harvard-educated underling for the future of the family enterprise -- no small feat for a man fresh out of the first grade. There's gross, moronic, off-color low humor galore in Billy Madison, particularly in one subplot involving a romantically forward elementary school principal (Josh Mostel, son of theater great Zero Mostel) and his secret former life as a professional wrestler; another scene includes the hypertense school bus driver (Chris Farley, in a typical over-the-top cameo) lying in the meadow with a hallucinatory penguin. As one might suspect, Billy Madison is not for every taste; Sandler fans will laugh from start to finish; others beware. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

Happy Gilmore
Adam Sandler's second popular starring vehicle after Billy Madison is a goofy lowbrow paean to golf, hockey, and the comic hysterics of its childlike star. In Happy Gilmore, Sandler plays the title character, a raw, determined, but ultimately untalented hockey player who keeps trying out for the pros. When Happy discovers his grandmother (Frances Bay) will lose her home if she doesn't fork over 270,000 dollars to the IRS, he tries to figure out how he can possibly scrounge up the cash. An idea strikes during a game of one-upmanship with a couple furniture movers stripping his grandmother's home: On his first-ever swing, he drives a golf ball farther than the movers have ever seen. Before long, he has transplanted the foul-mouthed, aggressive persona of the hockey rink to the links, winning an amateur tourney that earns him a spot on the pro tour. Throttling everyone from a helpless caddy to game show host Bob Barker during the course of his 90-day quest to amass prize money, Happy also wins the sport a legion of new fans with his in-your-face style. Guiding him on his quest is a whimsical retired pro who lost his hand to an alligator (Carl Weathers) and an attractive public relations woman charmed by Happy's antics (Julie Bowen). Opposing him, however, is sneering hotshot Shooter McGavin (Christopher McDonald), who will do anything to win his championship jacket and see Happy fail. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Adam Sandler
    Adam Sandler - Billy Madison
  • Darren McGavin
    Darren McGavin - Brian Madison
  • Bridgette Wilson
    Bridgette Wilson - Veronica
  • Bradley Whitford
    Bradley Whitford - Eric Gordon
  • Josh Mostel
    Josh Mostel - Max Anderson



Overall customer rating

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95%
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A. Sandler films from when he still made comedies.

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    AbeH
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    Remember when Adam Sandler made funny movies? These are his first two films and they're still pretty good if you like this kind of 90's "SNL" movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Double Sandler feature

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    vpimentel69
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    These are two great films for a good price. The fact that it's on Blu ray you will have a better experience enjoying the movie and it is 2 disc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    cool

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    neto
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    great price for two movies, a must have for adam sandlers fans, and even if youre not a fan this funny movies were the star of a great comedy career

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious Movies

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    Beebo
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    I love these movies and it's even better that they are included in a set! Adam Sandler is hilarious and these are his classics!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value

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    TomTomDawg
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    These are two movies I grew up watching, and to be able to get them both together on blu-ray for such a low price was a no brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Funny movie

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    Jamz
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    Adam makes you laugh from beginning to end in his films.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Adam Sandler

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    DinkaJr
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    Two best movies in one set. Adam Sandler's were so much better/funnier during ops Ann's early 00s.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great flix, great value

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    LeroyFishead
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    So happy to get these two classics on blu-ray and at a great price to boot!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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