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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendell Brown ...
Ike
Tommy Citera ...
Hash
Hutch Parker ...
Oliver (as J. Hutchison)
...
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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Mad Magazine Presents Up the Academy  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ralph Macchio's film debut. See more »

Goofs

At the soccer game (not when the kids are practicing), right after the announcer says "Cadets 1, faculty nothing", when Liceman is running down the field, you can see the shadow of the camera on the grass. See more »

Quotes

Ike: Miss Bliss?
Bliss: Did anyone see you MacArthur?
Ike: No Colonel.
Bliss: Good. Now, where were we?
Ike: Here, I think.
Bliss: Oh, yeah. Mmmmm, oh MacArthur.
Ike: Oh Colonel.
Bliss: Sit on the bed MacArthur.
Ike: Yes ma'am.
Bliss: Make yourself comfortable. So, these are what you wanted to see, right?
[...]
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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

Beat The Devil
Performed by Blow-Up
Words & Music by Jody Worth & Bruce Nicholson
Produced by Jody Worth & Bill Evans
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"turd in a punchbowl" movie
12 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the greatest 80s movies!!! It sticks out like a "turd in a punchbowl"!! I can't believe Mad Magazine denounced it or whatever. And yet, they proudly put their name on a show with "Stuart", "I-speak-a-no-enlish Chinese lady" and "UPS guy on speed". What's up with that? And, I LOVE Ron Leibman-he's foxy!! Wonder why he had his name removed from the credits? It was his funniest role that I know of. Of course, he's not nearly as foxy as he was in Norma Rae. But, in my opinion, this movie is right up there with National Lampoon's Vacation. If you liked movies such as Porky's, Fast Times, Last American Virgin, or any of the other 80s teen-focused movies, you'll love this one!! Rent it and you'll see what I mean!!


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