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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
...
Commandant Causeway
...
Coach
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Candy
...
Bliss
...
Keck
Luke Andreas ...
Vitto
...
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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6 June 1980 (USA)  »

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Mad Magazine Presents Up the Academy  »

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Trivia

Part of a mini-cycle of Hollywood movies made during the early 1980s centering around military cadet training. The pictures include Taps (1981), Stripes (1981), Private Benjamin (1980), Up the Academy (1980), The Lords of Discipline (1983) and An Officer and a Gentleman (1982). Then the mid-late 1980s saw a few more: Cadence (1990), Biloxi Blues (1988), Heartbreak Ridge (1986) and Full Metal Jacket (1987). See more »

Goofs

During the soccer game after Hash tells Oliver he has the key, it shows the soccer players on the field. You can see Sisson on the upper-right hand of the screen running amongst the players (you can tell it's him because of his plain black uniform and the way he's running.) In the next shot he's disappeared from the field. In the shot after that, he is on the sidelines talking to another referee: "Did you see that? They're so rough!" See more »

Quotes

Leisman: Do you like it when a gentleman ties you up?
Guard: What?
Leisman: You know... with rope.
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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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Local Hero
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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