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Director:
Writers:
Jim Kouf (story) and
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Release Date:
6 April 1984 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Get set to get wet ! [Australia] See more »
Plot:
Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life. Bob the slacker, Irwing the alcoholic geek... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
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Cast

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Tim Matheson ... Bob McGraw

Jennifer Runyon ... Heather Merriweather

Stephen Furst ... Gonzer

Dan Monahan ... Max

Sandy Helberg ... Irwin

Jeff East ... Rex Crandall
Blaine Novak ... Capt. Braverman

James Sikking ... Tozer (as James B. Sikking)

John Hillerman ... Dean Burch
Mark Andrews ... Rocky
Will Bledsoe ... Roger van Dyke

Grant Wilson ... Reggie

Julia Montgomery ... Lisa (as Julie Montgomery)
Jeana Keough ... Molly (as Jeana Tomasina)
Romy Windsor ... Corky
Tom Nolan ... Whitney
Jason Court ... Powers

Jesse D. Goins ... Brown
Tim Jones ... Johnson

Robert Costanzo ... Campus Guard Charlie
Ken Gibbel ... Campus Guard
Hap Lawrence ... Gas Station Attendant
Lori Sutton ... Cute Girl

Peggy Trentini ... Co-Ed
Kathy Sunshine Soler ... Buxom Blonde
Sandy Kuykendall ... Girl in Bar
Eric Duchett ... Bartender
Paul King ... Waiter #1
David Thomas ... Waiter #2 (as David A. Thomas)
Cindy Avery ... Girl in Street
Julie Caspell ... Chesty Girl #1
Gina Barbisan ... Chesty Girl #2
Katha Feffer ... Girl in Corridor
Michael T. Judge ... Guido St. Martins
Steve Gredagin ... Jock #1
Carter Higbee ... Jock #2
Patricia A. Whitcher ... Hot Tub Girl
Felicity Mithen ... Hot Tub Girl
Jeanne Kilty ... Hot Tub Girl

Frank Welker ... Chuck the Wonder Dog (voice)
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Directed by
Robert Butler 
 
Writing credits
Jim Kouf (story) and
Jeff Sherman (story) &
Douglas Grossman (story)

Jim Kouf (screenplay)

Produced by
Lou Arkoff .... executive producer (as Louis S. Arkoff)
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Fred Baum .... co-producer
Michael L. Meltzer .... producer
Joel Chernoff .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
William Goldstein 
 
Cinematography by
James Glennon 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Butler 
 
Casting by
Harriet B. Helberg  (as Harriet Helberg)
Jessica Overwise 
 
Production Design by
William Hiney  (as William M. Hiney)
 
Set Decoration by
Gary Moreno 
 
Costume Design by
Robert Turturice 
 
Makeup Department
Wes Dawn .... makeup artist
Dorothy D. Fox .... hair stylist (as Dorothy Fox)
Jim Kail .... makeup artist (as James Kail)
Billy Laughridge .... hair stylist (as Billie Laughridge)
 
Production Management
Kevin Donnelly .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Burt Burnam .... second assistant director
Richard Espinoza .... second assistant director
Christopher Hibler .... second unit director (as Chris Hibler)
Daniel McCauley .... first assistant director
Steve Rosenbloom .... second assistant director
Leigh Webb .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Paul De Santis .... assistant property master
Bill 'Kauhane' Hoyt .... sign painter (as Bill Hoyt)
Dick Kyker .... property master
William F. McLaughlin .... prop gang boss (as Bill McLaughlin)
James Ratliff .... painter
Greg Rundo .... greensman
Marvin Salsberg .... construction
Sal Sommatino .... property master
Duff Miller .... assistant property master: second unit (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Stuart Chasmar .... sound effects editor
Joseph D. Citarella .... re-recording mixer (as Joe Citarella)
Burness Dembrowski .... sound effects editor (as Bunny Speakman)
Charles Grenzbach .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bud Greenzbach)
Maurice Haws .... cable person
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Heckner)
Andrew Herbert .... supervising sound effects editor
James J. Isaacs .... sound effects editor (as Jim Issacs)
Dale Johnston .... sound effects editor
Julie Lawson .... foley artist
Charles McCann .... sound effects editor (as Charles W. McCain)
Don Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Shepherd .... supervising dialogue editor
John Speak .... sound mixer
David Stafford .... boom operator
Mike Virnig .... sound effects editor (as Michael Virning)
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer (as John 'Doc' Wilkinson)
William Randall .... production sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Joe Digaetano .... special effects coordinator (as Joseph Di Gaetano)
David Domeyer .... special effects
Tim Moran .... special effects
Robert Rowan .... special effects (as Bob Rowan)
R.J. Hohman .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Bill McCamey .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
John Ashby .... stunts
David Burton .... stunts
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts (as Gilbert Combs)
Tim Gilbert .... stunts
James M. Halty .... stunts (as James Halty)
Gene Hartline .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Chris Howell .... stunt coordinator
Chris Howell .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Tom Huff)
Steve Hulin .... stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (as Hubie Kearns Jr.)
Desiree Kerns .... stunts (as Desiree Kearns)
Peter Stader .... stunts
Joe Stone .... stunts
Richard Washington .... stunts
Scott Wilder .... stunts
Mary Wolfrank .... stunts
Harry Wowchuk .... stunts (as Harry Wowchuck)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Averill .... dolly grip
Bill Barcroft .... grip
Lloyd Barcroft .... second grip
Mike Benson .... camera operator (as Michael Benson)
Peter Berkson .... first assistant camera: second unit
David Christie .... key grip
Earl L. Clark .... camera operator: second unit (as Earl Clark)
Charles S. Colegrove .... second assistant camera (as Chuck Colegrove)
Hugo Cortina .... gaffer
Blaise Dahlquist .... best boy
Robert Edesa .... camera operator
Dave Friedman .... still photographer
Michael L. Glennon .... first assistant camera (as Michael Glennon)
Stanley L. Gonsales .... electrician (as Stanley Gonzales)
John Graf .... electrician
Dennis Greene .... grip
Kim Guthrie .... first assistant camera: second unit
Conrad W. Hall .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Connie Hall Jr.)
Robert LaBonge .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Bob Labonge)
Greg Langham .... electrician
Thomas Laughridge .... camera operator
John London .... grip
Robert D. McBride .... camera operator: second unit (as Robert McBride)
Margo Miller .... camera operator: second unit
Leo J. Napolitano .... first assistant camera (as Leo Napolitano)
Michael Nash .... first assistant camera (as Mike Nash)
Victor Nikaido .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Vick Nikaido)
Roger Shearman .... director of photography: second unit (as Roger Sherman Jr.)
Chester Sohn .... generator operator
 
Casting Department
Denise Chamian .... casting assistant
Glenda Ford .... location casting
Paul King .... location casting
Trish King .... location casting
 
Editorial Department
Stephen Butler .... first assistant editor (as Steve Butler)
Carter DeHaven .... apprentice editor (as Carter De Haven III)
 
Music Department
Duane Baron .... engineer: original songs
Jeff Carson .... supervising music editor
Alf Clausen .... orchestrator
Steve Keator .... music supervisor
Spencer Proffer .... producer: original songs
Tom Villano .... assistant music editor
 
Transportation Department
Beverly Avery .... driver
Ed Avery .... transportation coordinator
Steve Boyd .... transportation captain
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... driver (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Rose Echeverria .... driver (as Rose Echverria)
Tony Edwards .... driver
Dave Elliot .... driver (as David Elliot)
Jim Frear .... driver
Dewey A. Reed .... driver (as Dewey Reed)
Dan Riportella .... driver (as Danny Riportella)
Olin Rushin .... driver
Gary Small .... driver
Norm Walke .... driver (as Norm Walik)
Brian Whetham .... driver
Will Whetham .... driver
James R. White .... honeywagons by (as Jim White)
 
Other crew
Glenn Asbury .... rafting assistant
Steve Berens .... animal trainer: Chuck
Juel Bestrop .... executive production associate: Samuel Z. Arkoff (as Juel L. Bestrop)
Scott Blackwell .... rafting assistant
Dennis Brown .... production representative
Jim Bucciarelli .... rafting assistant
Judy Chambers .... caterer: second unit
Leslie Cornyn .... post-production accountant
Roy Corpus .... rafting assistant
Debbie Dierenzo .... production coordinator
Diane Dogali .... assistant production accountant
Richard Dorman .... expediter
James C. Elliot .... boating expert
Sonny P. Filippini .... script supervisor (as Sonny Filippini)
Ann Frisbee .... executive creative consultant
Rick George .... craft service
Darryl Harmon .... projectionist
Joyce Heftel .... script supervisor: second unit
Sandy Helberg .... special consultant
Carol Marie .... assistant accountant
Andy Marx .... unit publicist (as Andrew Marx)
Bill McCamey .... first aid (as William McCamey)
Jorge Mendizabal .... caterer (as Jorge Mendziabal)
Glenn Nicol .... production accountant
Barry Norton .... rafting assistant
Matra Pagel .... rafting assistant
Michele Palmieri .... executive production associate: Louis S. Arkoff
Tamara Plant .... location secretary
Kirk Sandburg .... technical rafting expert
Steve Stenkamp .... rafting assistant
Janet Thompson .... rafting assistant
Sharon Wachtell .... caterer: second unit
David Witz .... executive production associate: Louis S. Arkoff (as David M. WitZ)
 
Thanks
Jerry Goodman .... the producers wish to thank
 

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96 min | Sweden:95 min
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Trivia:
"Le Petomane" means "The Fartmaster" in French.See more »
Quotes:
Heather Merriweather:You wouldn't lie to me?
Bob McGraw:Of course I would like to you, I'm a guy. But I'm not lying now.
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
...without a paddle, 25 October 2001
Author: FunnyMann from Los Angeles

Is this flick good? Jesus, no. Is this flick funny? Somehow, yes.

"Up the Creek" has not aged well (what a shocker), but it's a perfect example of the pointless, disposable comedies they made in the early- to mid-80s. You know, the kind of film that aspired to reach the heights of, say, "Porky's."

Actually, "Up The Creek" has a pretty solid comic pedigree, at least as solid as you can get in a film like this. Two "Animal House" vets, a "Porky's" refugee, and -- I can't believe I know this -- the chick from "Charles in Charge."

Every scene, every joke, every character here is dumb. And thank God. Another review mentioned that this is a good drinking film. Actually, I think "Up The Creek" was made specifically FOR drunk people. (And possibly by drunk people.) But that's OK. It's all good. I mean, the film's not good, but then again, it is. Ah, forget it. Just grab a case, a beer bong, and watch the damn thing.

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