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The education they got wasn't in books. See more »
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This puber-comedy is a kind of mixture between 'Animal House' and 'Police Academy'. Four boys are sent... See more » | Full synopsis »
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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:

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

Ron Leibman ... Major Vaughn Liceman (uncredited)
Bill Nash ... Kevin (uncredited)
Audrey B. Nelsen ... (uncredited)
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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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Color (Technicolor)
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Originally conceived as "Mad Magazine Presents Up the Academy", this was an attempt cash in on the magazine's reputation following the National Lampoon's success with Animal House (1978). The editorial staff at Mad Magazine disowned the movie in print and gave it a two page treatment, explicitly pointing out that Ron Leibman had the good sense to have his name removed from the credits. Ultimately, this would be Mad's last attempt at producing live-action entertainment until "MADtv" (1995) nearly 20 years later.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the soccer game is being announced, you can see Commandant Causeway is in the stands sitting next to his wife. Causeway reaches over and wraps his arm around Bliss. Then it cuts to a close-up of him, and you can clearly see Bliss is no longer next to him and that seat is empty. His wife also has a gas mask up to her face. Then it cuts back to Keck who is announcing Sisson's performance, and the gas mask is not on Causeway's wife's face, but instead resting on her lap. Then the camera goes to another close-up of Causeway who is asleep on Bliss's shoulder while his wife is itching her nose. But in the immediate next shot, she is setting the gas mask beside her.See more »
Quotes:
Leisman:[pickup line] Tickle your ass with a feather?
Party Guest:I beg your pardon?
Leisman:It's particularly nasty weather.
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Soundtrack:
Rat TrapSee more »

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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
what a movie!, 15 May 2001
Author: farnum from seattle

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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