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Up the Academy (1980)

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

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6 June 1980 (USA)  »

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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

In the soccer game near the end of the movie, the cadets play the faculty and alumni team. At one point, the cadets in the yellow jerseys work hard to clear the ball from deep in their own zone. However, their goalie is actually the faculty/alumni goalie, wearing the black jersey. See more »

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Ike: Great. This is the right room.
Guard: You again! What did I tell you?
Ike: Shit, not again.
Guard: That's right. Maybe 50 push-ups will help you remember.
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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 »

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Written & Performed by Sammy Hagar
From the album "Danger Zone" (1979)
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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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