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Up the Creek (1984)

 -  Comedy  -  6 April 1984 (USA)
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Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life. Bob the slacker, Irwing 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
Blaine Novak ...
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)
Jeana Keough ...
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, Irwing 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. Forced and bribed into this role, they make some friends, 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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"Le Petomane" means "The Fartmaster" in French. See more »

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Bob McGraw: The competition looks a little weirder than I expected.
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Fun, fun, sexy, and also, did I mention fun?
2 June 1999 | by (Independence, Mo, USA) – See all my reviews

Up the creek is just plain hilarious. The white water rafting is quite real and quite accurate. Note the life vests they all wore? They did for a good reason.

Sight gags abound. Every time they open the doors of their truck, a million beer cans fall out. The college our heroes represent is LePetomaine University. (For the non French speaking....LePetomaine translates to "The Farter". Mel Brook used this name in Blazing Saddles....The Governor's name, which he played, but that's another story about another fun and silly movie)

Sure, there is sex, but it's comedy sex, not brutal, not excessive, it just fits nicely into a film about the four absolute worst college students in the country promised degrees if they would win the race for dear old P.U......The college where the only act of distinction from any graduate was a pardon.

If you enjoy comedy, you will love this show. I've seen it over a dozen times. You know, I think I'll watch it tonight...haven't seen it in a while. It'll help me relax with laughter, pretty girls, and an improbable plot line.

By the way? Did you ever see anyone blow up a river? Watch "Up the Creek" and find out how.


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