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Making the Grade (1984)

R  |   |  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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Palmer Woodrow III earned his diploma the old-fashioned way. He hired Eddie Keaton to graduate for him. See more »

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Before the closing credits, the film informs you to "watch out" for a sequel coming soon. The producers intended to make a sequel titled "The Tourista" with Judd Nelson's character returning. But due to the poor performance at the box office they scrapped the idea. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie/Palmer is finishing his breakdance moves at the mixer, his spin finishes with his left leg over his right and in the next scene, his right leg is over his left. See more »

Quotes

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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Shakin' in My Shoes
Written by Jon Astrop and Philip Saatchi
Performed by Tunes
Courtesy of Goldfish Records
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Excellent comedy!
2 March 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Very funny movie, very entertaining characters. Palmer was the top dog, every scene he was in, every line he had, was HILARIOUS!!! Some great early work by the Diceman. His imitation of John Travolta was great! The Coach was very funny too; best scenes were when he stumbles into the X-rated movie, and when he comes home with the hookers. Gordon Jump (Big Guy from WKRP) was his usual bumbling, funny self. During the final credits, they say Palmer and Eddie will be back in "Tourista"; unfortunately for us they never made it. Big mistake, Tourista would have been great!


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