Happy Gilmore Billy Madison

  |  Buy to Own: 18/06/2001
  |  174 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Adam Sandler double bill. In 'Happy Gilmore', the eponymous hero (Sandler) is a would-be hockey star who finds his slap shot better employed on the fairway. When his granny loses her house to the IRS, Happy determines to buy it back by winning the pro golf tour. His temper and antics soon make him golf's media darling, but a bitter rival (Christopher McDonald) has a few tricks in store. In 'Billy Madison' the title character (Sandler again) has an easy life as heir to his millionaire father's hotel empire, until his dad decides to turn over the company to vice president Eric Gordon (Bradley Whitford). Billy bets his father that if he goes back to school he can attain grades 1 to 12 in 24 weeks. No mean feat, as Billy has spent the ten years since he left high school lazing by the pool and chasing women. When he falls for his new teacher, however, he attends to his studies with renewed vigour.