Up 6,930 this week

Getting Wasted (1980)

R  |   |  Comedy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 89 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

Cadets at a military academy get involved with the 60's drug culture.



(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in

The 25 Most Immersive Worlds in Cinema

Highly immersive cinematic worlds can carry a movie, and we've rounded up the best of the best.

See the full list

Related Items

Search for "Getting Wasted" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Getting Wasted (1980)

Getting Wasted (1980) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Getting Wasted.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An alien creature stalks human prey.

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Tarah Nutter
Body Count (1998)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Patton-Spruill
Stars: David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, John Leguizamo
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Teenagers Glen and Randa are members of a tribe that lives in a rural area, several decades after nuclear war has devastated the planet. They know nothing of the outside world, except that ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Steve Curry, Shelley Plimpton, Woody Chambliss
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The story follows three teenagers through their senior year of high school in the 1960s, focusing on the star athlete of the group.

Director: Joseph Ruben
Stars: Scott Jacoby, Deborah Benson, Dennis Quaid
Drama | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A woman trapped in a boring marriage begins an affair with a handsome man who seems able to read her mind. She doesn't know that he has broken into her house and read her diaries, where she... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Day Stewart
Stars: Steven Bauer, Barbara Williams, John Getz
Up the Creek (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life. Bob the slacker, Irwin the alcoholic geek, Gonzer the human food disposal and Max the ne'er do well are the four ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: Tim Matheson, Jennifer Runyon, Stephen Furst
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After his life is saved by a lonely cop, a mobster who moonlights as a stand-up comedian provides the cop with a beautiful young companion.

Director: John McNaughton
Stars: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray
Jade (1995)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri
Hudson Hawk (1991)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A cat burglar is forced to steal Da Vinci works of art for a world domination plot.

Director: Michael Lehmann
Stars: Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A 21st-century scientist tries to save Earth after two atomic wars.

Director: Robert Emenegger
Stars: David Ladd, Jacqueline Ray, Christopher Cary
The Bad Batch (2016)

A dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland and set in a community of cannibals.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Stars: Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves, Jason Momoa


Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Carson
Dwayne Hollister
George O'Hanlon ...
Ken Michelman ...
Al (as Ken Michaelman)
Dennis Howard ...
Gary Evans
Wendy Rastattar ...
Paula (as Wendy Rastatter)
Ronnie Claire Edwards ...
Mrs. Carson
Jeanne Lange ...
Miss Lindsey
Space (as Tracey Walters)
Haskell Gordon ...
Fredric Cook ...
Principal McLaughlin
Ivan Bonar ...
Dr. Carson


Cadets at a military academy get involved with the 60's drug culture.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis








Also Known As:

Soft Explosion  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


'Dick Hayne''s last movie. See more »


References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »


The Letter
Written by Wayne Carson Thompson
Performed by The Box Tops
Courtesy Arista Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Poor title for well intentioned 1960s set picture
13 July 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although there was several scenes of casual drug use here, the title seems off putting. The story concerns itself with teen Brian Kerwin being one last chance by going to a strict military school. Of course, a lot of his fellow students are more interested in goofing off than in discipline, setting up the comic scenes, including an elaborate scene of the boys trying to get high by smoking bananas. It's obvious influence is "Animal House"-it has Stephen Furst as the overweight loser-with added crudity and toilet humour, which are drawbacks. But where it scores is in the creation of the last 1960s. The treat of Vietnam is brought up a few times, and the general feeling of discontent is evident, personified in the hippie girl Kerwin befriends. She and her far our pals provide a tie-dyed contrast to the straitlaced academy. And then there's the music. Beginning with "For What It's Worth", every tune is a classic. Even the live band at a party have soundalikes for Grace Slick and Janis Joplin. Will a little more care, this could have been a winner. One clunker of a scene involves a cruel joke about a dog in a microwave, totally incongruous and unfunny. Apart from that, this has many worthy scenes, and a pretty good cast

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Inspiration for Police Academy? oknar1977
Discuss Getting Wasted (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: