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Up the Creek (1984)

R | | Comedy | 6 April 1984 (USA)
Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life. Bob the slacker, Irwin the alcoholic geek, Gonzer the human food disposal and Max the ne'er do well are the four ... See full summary »

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Bob McGraw
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Heather Merriweather
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Gonzer
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Max
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Irwin
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Rex Crandall
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Capt. Braverman
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Tozer (as James B. Sikking)
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Dean Burch
Mark Andrews ...
Rocky
Will Bledsoe ...
Roger van Dyke
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Reggie
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Lisa (as Julie Montgomery)
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Molly (as Jeana Tomasina)
Romy Windsor ...
Corky
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Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life. Bob the slacker, Irwin the alcoholic geek, Gonzer the human food disposal and Max the ne'er do well are the four losers forced and bribed to represent their university in an intercollegiate raft race., They make some friends like the lovely Heather Merriweather, but mostly enemies, among others a whole team of marines, and preppy IVY-leaguers determined to win. Written by Lars Skogan <si2_ls92362@debet.nhh.no>

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Get set to get wet ... at the funniest, raciest, wildest white-water raft race ever! See more »

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6 April 1984 (USA)  »

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Rafts  »

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$11,700,000 (USA)
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Michael Keaton was originally approached to play Bob McGraw. The role later went to Steve Guttenberg, who, over the course of a weekend, instead signed on to "Police Academy", leaving the production without a lead actor. See more »

Quotes

Heather Merriweather: You wouldn't lie to me?
Bob McGraw: Of course I would lie to you, I'm a guy. But I'm not lying now.
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References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

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Up the Creek
Performed by Cheap Trick
Written by Randy Bishop & Rick Nielsen
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A rip snorting good "RoadRunner" style movie
18 February 2000 | by (Hollywood, ca) – See all my reviews

This movie was mostly shot in the "RoadRunner" cartoon style with the students from the Military Institute playing the part of "Wile E. Coyote". Most of the time when they tried to impede our (intrepid?) naive heroes, their traps back fire.

The counterparts of the military guys are the "preppy" guys whose gags always hit their marks(our heroes), but despite being bombed, kidnapped and beaten (literally) they dont seem to slow down our heroes.

The final revelation of our heroes that maybe others in the race are just as determined to win, or prevent them from winning, gives hilarious results from beginning to end.

Oh yeah, this is a great movie to "drink along with", while you laugh out loud.


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