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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)
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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
...
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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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

During the scene where the boys are eating and Chooch is about to reveal the recorded conversation between Rodney and Liceman, Rodney gets up to leave because he is disgusted with the fact that they're eating "pig balls." In the next shot it, shows Chooch listening to the them at the next table. In the background, you can clearly see Rodney still sitting at the table. See more »

Quotes

Leisman: What did I tell you I'd do if I ever caught you stealing again?
Hash: You said you'd rip my balls off, sir.
Leisman: Say it again!
Hash: You said you'd rip my balls off, sir.
Leisman: Say it again!
Hash: You said you'd rip my balls off, sir.
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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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Local Hero
Performed by Blow-Up
Words & Music by Jody Worth & Bruce Nicholson
Produced by Jody Worth & Bill Evans
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25 January 1999 | by (Clearwater, Fl) – See all my reviews

I first caught the movie on its first run on HBO in (probably) 1981 and being 15 years old I thought the movie was hilarious. I remember NOT seeing the Alfred E. Neuman depictions shown in the theatrical trailers. When MAD Magazine satired the movie and abruptly halted half way through with apologies from the "usual gang" for lowering themselves to satire such a piece of crap, I just assumed they were poking fun at themselves, which I'm sure they were, but to seriously find them ( and Ron Liebman ) so embarrassed to remove their names from any credits, I was quite surprised. Surely there are many worse movies to be associated with. Watching the movie on video now (at age 32) with the MAD references restored, I still get a kick out of it. And being a Ron Liebman fan (Hot Rock, Where's Poppa?) I think it's his crown jewel of performances (SAY IT AGAAAAIN)


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