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Up the Academy (1980)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendell Brown ...
Ike
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Hutch Parker ...
Oliver (as J. Hutchison)
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Harry Teinowitz ...
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Commandant Causeway
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Coach
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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 the Sheldon R. Wienberg Military Academy. The life of discipline 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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6 June 1980 (USA)  »

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Mad Magazine Presents Up the Academy  »

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Trivia

Up the Academy (1980) has a tie to X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). Oliver, in this film, was played by J. Hutchison. J. Hutchison is Parker Stevenson's brother. J. Hutchison is now known as Hutch Parker, and is a 20th Century Fox executive. He was one of the producers of X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), and there is an inside joke with this movie playing at the movie theater in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), even though it takes place in 1983, and this movie came out in 1980. See more »

Goofs

This goof takes place during the scene in the game-room where Oliver, Ike, Rodney, and Hash have devised a plan to trick Chooch into thinking they're not going to try to get the pictures back. You can see the four boys at a pool table with Chooch at another pool table in the background. When the camera cuts to a close-up of Chooch, the balls on his pool table change positions. 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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Referenced in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) See more »

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Trying To Find My Baby
Performed by Dwight Twilley Band
Words & Music by Dwight Twilley
From the album "Twilley Don't Mind" (1977)
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Don't waste your money buying it!
5 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

I used to LOVE this movie as a kid but, seeing it again 20+ years later, it actually sucks. Up The Academy might have been ahead of it's time back in 1980, but it has almost nothing to offer today! Movies like Caddyshack and Stripes hold-up much better today than this steaming dogpile. No T&A. No great jokes except for the one-liners we've all heard a million times by now.

I recently bought the DVD in hopes that it would be the gem I remembered it being. Well, I was WAY off! The soundtrack had only 2-3 widely-recognizable hits (not the smash compilation others had mentioned) and the frequent voice-overs were terrible. The only thing that was interesting, to me, was predicting what the character's lines were before they said them. Yep, I watched this movie that much back then!

The only reason I am writing this review is to give my two cents on why this movie should be forgotten, sorry to say. :(


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