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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
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
...
Coach
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Candy
...
Bliss
...
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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R | See all certifications »

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6 June 1980 (USA)  »

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Mad Magazine Presents Up the Academy  »

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Trivia

Ralph Macchio's film debut. See more »

Goofs

Rodney waits until his bunkmates are asleep, then runs off to tell Liceman about their plans. On his way out, he falls off the porch steps into the bushes, and his hat flies off. He gets up, and continues on his way, leaving his hat in the bushes. In the next scene, he has his hat back. 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 »

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Referenced in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) See more »

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Bony Moronie
Performed by Cheeks
Words & Music by Larry Williams
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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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