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Up the Academy (1980)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  6 June 1980 (USA)
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This puber-comedy is a kind of mixture between 'Animal House' and 'Police Academy'. Four boys are sent, for different reasons, to a the Sheldon R. Wienberg military academy. The life of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendell Brown ...
Ike
...
Hash
Hutch Parker ...
Oliver (as J. Hutchison)
...
Chooch
Harry Teinowitz ...
Rodney Ververgaert
...
Sisson
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Commandant Causeway
...
Coach
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Candy
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Bliss
...
Keck
Luke Andreas ...
Vitto
...
Nubia
King Coleman ...
Rev. MacArthur
Rosalie Citera ...
Mrs. Bombalazzi
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Storyline

This puber-comedy is a kind of mixture between 'Animal House' and 'Police Academy'. Four boys are sent, for different reasons, to a the Sheldon R. Wienberg military academy. The life of dicipline asks a lot of the four geeks. Of course these boys know how to make a party out of the hard times. Will they be 'real men' after one year? Written by Evert Poppen

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The education they got wasn't in books. See more »

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Comedy

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R | See all certifications »

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6 June 1980 (USA)  »

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Mad Magazine Presents Up the Academy  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After viewing an early screening of the film, actor Ron Leibman ("Major Vaughn Liceman") requested his name removed from the final film credits. See more »

Goofs

During the soccer game when Liceman has the ball, he shoves a kid - with a number "1" on his jersey - onto the ground. In the next shot, Sisson is helping the kid up but instead his jersey now has a "3" on it. See more »

Quotes

Chooch: What does Leisman want more than anything else?
Hash: My balls!
Ike: My soul!
Oliver: My ass!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits show the opening credits sequence in reverse (the toy soldiers are falling up instead of down). See more »

Soundtracks

One Way Or Another
Performed by Blondie
Words & Music by Deborah Harry & Nigel Harrison
From the album "Parallel Lines" (1978)
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Stale comedy.
6 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

A stale "misfits-in-the-army" saga, which half-heartedly attempts to be both surreal (the foreign subtitles) AND vulgar (the flatulence gags), but just ends up being a mix of many different kinds of humor, none of them followed very successfully. Barbara Bach, the Bond Girl from "The Spy Who Loved Me", has only two or three brief scenes. What a waste! (*1/2)


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