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The Happy Gilmore/Billy Madison Collection [P&S] [2 Discs] [DVD]

This set combines the first two Adam Sandler starring vehicles. Happy Gilmore features the former SNL star as a former hockey player who finds success as a professional golfer. Billy Madison finds the comic as the spoiled son of a millionaire who is forced to return to elementary school in order to eventually graduate and receive his substantial inheritance. Sandler ended up naming his production company by combining the titles of these movies.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • Closed Captioned

    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



    Customer rating

    Rating 2.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    50%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Two great movies - Best price!

      Posted
      Kaptainkosh

      Both movies are some of my all time favorites. I know people who bought them separately for about 10 dollars each. Here it's for $15 total! Can't beat that. Adam Sandler is and will always be hilarious. I would say that Billy Madison is the better of the two but both are great so you have my approval to buy this!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Picture Format is Theatrically Inaccurate

      Posted
      kevman79

      this full-screen dvd version alters the original theatrical aspect ratios of the movies from 1.85:1 to 1.33:1, giving a you a picture that is different than what was originally seen in the theater. Buy the widescreen version instead.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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