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

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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18 May 1984 (USA)  »

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The Last American Preppy  »

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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 »

Quotes

Caddy: Ladies and gentlemen, it looks like, yes it is! It's slicing toward the elm trees!
Palmer Woodrow: Who are you, Curt fucking Gowdy?
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Crazy Credits

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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Good 80's teen comedy.

A rich preppie hires a street wise loner to pose as him at an elite prep school. Judd Nielson is good in a hand tailored role and the film is better done than most 80's teen comedies. The score is good. It is overlong, however. Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

The end credits announced a sequel, but none has been made to date. Also the film is rated PG, according to its box, but should have been R-rated.


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