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Making the Grade (1984)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Sport  -  18 May 1984 (USA)
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Lazy preppie Palmer Woodrow hires street-smart Eddie Keaton to go to school for him while he lives it up in Europe. Eddie falls in love with preppie gal Tracey, upsetting Biff, the Hoover ... See full summary »

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Lazy preppie Palmer Woodrow hires street-smart Eddie Keaton to go to school for him while he lives it up in Europe. Eddie falls in love with preppie gal Tracey, upsetting Biff, the Hoover Academy bully. When his bookie from the old neighborhood, Dice, comes to collect on Eddie's gambling debts and Palmer returns early from Europe, the the scheme slowly starts to unravel. Soon, Eddie can't even tell whose side he's really on. Written by Tim Kretschmann <Tim.K@VirComm.com>

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Trivia

The first ever appearance in a film of Andrew Dice Clay's famous character "Dice". See more »

Goofs

When Eddie is throwing rocks at his girlfriend's window, all of his dialogue is dubbed in as his lips don't move once, all while facing the camera. See more »

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Mr. Townsend: As your father's personal assistant...
Palmer Woodrow: You're an ass-kissing joke!
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Palmer and Eddie will return in Tourista Coming Soon See more »

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References Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »

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Shakin' in My Shoes
Written by Jon Astrop and Philip Saatchi
Performed by Tunes
Courtesy of Goldfish Records
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The best of the 80's comedy
26 April 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I am a huge 80's buff. I love the classic comedies that have come from that era. This is by far and away the best of the bunch. It is quite possibly the best comedy ever. It plays on the stereotypes of Preppies and intercity kids. It is great. Palmer Woodrow, played wonderfully by Dana Olsen, is a scene stealer. This is also one of Judd Nelson's first films. It is Andrew Dice Clay's first film apperance. It is a classic piece of Americana. Buy it, rent it, steal it if you have to. It is that good.


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