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Up the Academy -- An outrageous comedy about the wildest bunch of cadets ever to wreak havoc on a military academy.
Up the Academy -- This puber-comedy is a kind of mixture between 'Animal House' and 'Police Academy'. Four boys are sent...

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Cast

  (in credits order)
Wendell Brown ... Ike

Tommy Citera ... Hash
Hutch Parker ... Oliver (as J. Hutchison)

Ralph Macchio ... Chooch
Harry Teinowitz ... Rodney Ververgaert

Tom Poston ... Sisson

Ian Wolfe ... Commandant Causeway

Antonio Fargas ... Coach

Stacey Nelkin ... Candy

Barbara Bach ... Bliss

Leonard Frey ... Keck
Luke Andreas ... Vitto

Candy Ann Brown ... Nubia
King Coleman ... Rev. MacArthur
Rosalie Citera ... Mrs. Bombalazzi
Yvonne Francis ... Commandant's Wife
James G. Robertson ... Mayor Holt
Rosemary Eliot ... Mayor Holt's Wife

Louis Zorich ... Sheik Amier
Robert Lynn Mock ... Burly Cook

Tyrees Allen ... Assistant Cook
Eric Hanson ... Tough Upperclassman
Kenneth White ... Chester (as Ken White)

Patrick McKenna ... Henchman #1
Robert Scopa ... Henchman #2
John R. Gallagher ... Landmine #1
Jack N. Stewart ... Landmine #2
John C. Ryberg ... Landmine #3
Charles Lloyd Kephart ... Landmine #4
James D. Coddington ... Landmine #5
William J.L. Bunting ... Military Instructor
Sheri Ann Hoffhines ... Candy's Roommate
Annette Katafiasz ... Another Girl

Allyson Downey ... Platoon Leader
Barbara Lindsay ... Butch Officer #1
Linda Myers ... Butch Officer #2
Brenda A. Rohr ... Tough Girl
Barbara Wisbey ... Another Butch Officer
Tanya Boyd ... Rev. Ike's 2nd Wife
Ernest Vishneske ... Camera Store Owner
Myra Benson ... Sheik's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mike Cheswick ... Boy on Soccer Team (uncredited)

Robert Downey Jr. ... Boy on Soccer Team (uncredited)

Ron Leibman ... Major Vaughn Liceman (uncredited)
Bill Nash ... Kevin (uncredited)
Audrey B. Nelsen ... (uncredited)
Megyn Shott ... Teen Girl at Soccer Game (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Downey Sr. 
 
Writing credits
Tom Patchett  &
Jay Tarses 

Produced by
Bernie Brillstein .... executive producer
Danton Rissner .... producer
Marvin Worth .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Jr. 
 
Film Editing by
Bud Molin 
Ron Spang (co-editor)
 
Casting by
Karen Rea 
 
Production Design by
Peter Wooley 
 
Set Decoration by
Mary Swanson 
 
Makeup Department
Nicholas Pagliaro .... makeup artist
Joy Zapata .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ira Loonstein .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Forrest L. Futrell .... dga trainee (as Forrest Futrell)
Bud Molin .... second unit director
James Quinn .... first assistant director (as James J. Quinn)
Kalai Strode .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Daniel R. Bentley .... property master
Ron Frazier .... construction foreman
Ben Massi .... painter
Sam Raspa .... construction coordinator
Fred Throop .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Martin Raymond Bolger .... sound mixer
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrew Herbert .... sound effects editor
Gilbert D. Marchant .... sound effects editor
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound re-recording mixer
Jack Schrader .... dialogue editor
Hal Whitby .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Candy Flanagin .... special effects
 
Stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunt coordinator
Richard E. Butler .... stunts
Michael Cassidy .... stunts
Ann Chatterton .... stunts
Erik Cord .... stunts
Laurie Creach .... stunts
Ted Grossman .... stunts
Ted White .... stunts
Ray Woodford .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Campea Jr. .... best boy grip
Pat Campea Jr. .... grip
Andrew Davis .... director of photography: special effects second unit
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator
Henry Harrison .... first assistant camera
Paul Jacobsen .... electrician
David M. Lang .... second assistant camera
Tom May .... key grip
Richard Craig Meinardus .... first assistant camera
Randall Robinson .... first assistant camera: special effects unit
Frank Ruttencutter .... camera operator
Don Smetzer .... still photographer
Jack Wilson .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael J. Harte .... costume supervisor
Agnes Lyon .... costumer: women
Daniel Grant North .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jud Nealon .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Hubert de La Bouillerie .... music editor (as Hubert C. de la Bouillerie)
Jody Worth .... music supervisor (as Jody Taylor Worth)
 
Transportation Department
Rocky Blodgett .... transportation captain
Gary Hellerstein .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Lea Andrews .... production secretary
William M. Gaines .... creator: "Mad" magazine
Anthony Goldschmidt .... title montage
Nancy Hamilton .... unit publicist
Judy Rosenthal .... script supervisor
Stephanie Angelini .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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87 min
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Rick Baker created the "Afred E. Neuman" masks used in the beginning and end of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Leisman:Do you like it when a gentleman ties you up?
Guard:What?
Leisman:You know... with rope.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Up "The Landmines!", 19 September 2006
Author: jimel98 from United States

Honestly, I don't recall a lot about this movie. I recall getting a few laughs and that Ron Leibman is in it (though he refuses to acknowledge it) and that Mad Magazine tried to compete with National Lampoon in the movie biz, but otherwise, eh, whatever.

BUT! There is a scene in which the school hosts a dance with the girl's school nearby. The entertainment is a group called, "The Landmines" which not only reflects its military academy connection, but it's ability to blow up when least expected. This is the one thing I DO recall from this movie. When I saw this in the theatre the year it came out, I recall sitting and occasionally chuckling until that magic moment when "The Landmines" came on stage and began to swing. That group got some of the biggest howls of laughter from me. What a total lack of talent and yet, no followers like Bob Dylan! Go Figure! If you got a few extra bucks and want to rent a movie that you don't have to pay attention to, this is it, UNTIL "The Landmines" show up to perform. Then, you should pay close attention.

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