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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
...
Hash
Hutch Parker ...
Oliver (as J. Hutchison)
...
Chooch
Harry Teinowitz ...
Rodney Ververgaert
...
Sisson
...
Commandant Causeway
...
Coach
...
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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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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Trivia

'J. Hutchison' is better known as Hutch Parker - brother of Parker Stevenson, and presently President of Production for 20th Century Fox Studios. 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

Chooch: [ignoring introductions] I'm taking this top bunk. Anybody got any objections?
Hash: Sorry, I didn't catch your name.
Chooch: I didn't "throw" it.
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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

Girls
Performed by David Johansen
Words & Music by David Johansen & Sylvain Sylvain
From his self-titled album (1978)
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what a movie!
15 May 2001 | by (seattle) – See all my reviews

I think this movie is really funny. Especially the part where all the cadets sit around in the dorm making fun of Major Vaughn. It's so funny because its true! I know - I went to a military school just like the Sheldon R. Wienberg Military Academy. This is the best work that Ralph Machio has done since Eight is Enough. Everyone should rent "Up the Academy" today!


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