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Release Date:
23 November 1986 (USA) See more »
West Point, It Ain't. See more »
Maxwell and Perry are forced in Military School after they've gone too far. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
(2 articles)
User Reviews:
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Keith Gordon ... Max Mendelsson

Wallace Langham ... Perry Barnett (as Wally Ward)

George Clooney ... Maj. Biff Woods

Dana Hill ... Sgt. Andrea Pritchett

Elya Baskin ... Interpreter
Tina Caspary ... Mary Beth

Danny Nucci ... Jai
Kevin Haley ... Kevin
Jesse Welles ... Mrs. Mendelsson

Robert Culp ... General Edward 'Ed' Woods

Jamie Farr ... Col. Frierick

Sherman Hemsley ... Judge Daley

Bernie Kopell ... Mr. Mendelsson

Richard Moll ... Col. Felix Long Sr.

Marc Price ... Felix Long, Jr.

John Ratzenberger ... Mr. Barnett

Dick Van Patten ... Principal

David Raynr ... Winston
Jon Renfield ... Hunter
Maris Valainis ... Illya (as Maris Valaines)

Adam Gregor ... Ivanovich
Lou Liberatore ... Russian Cadet

Francis von Zerneck ... Lloyd (as Frank von Zerneck Jr.)
Kevin Fewell ... Road Worker

Directed by
Neal Israel 
Writing credits
Paul W. Shapiro (written by)

Produced by
Gary Biller .... co-executive producer (as Gary P. Biller)
Tommy Lynch .... co-executive producer (as Thomas W. Lynch)
Bill Novodor .... co-producer
Robert M. Sertner .... producer
Frank von Zerneck .... executive producer
Original Music by
Robert Folk 
Cinematography by
Steve Yaconelli  (as Steven Yaconelli)
Film Editing by
Tom Finan 
Mike Hill 
Casting by
Susan Glicksman 
Production Design by
Donald Lee Harris  (as Donald L. Harris)
Set Decoration by
Roy Alan Amaral  (as Roy Amaral)
Costume Design by
Molly Maginnis 
Makeup Department
Jane Galli .... makeup artist
Cinzia Zanetti .... makeup artist
Production Management
Phillips Wylly Sr. .... executive in charge of production
Phillips Wylly Sr. .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert J. Smawley .... second assistant director (as Bob Smawley)
Harvey Waldman .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jim Wagner .... property master
Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... re-recording mixer
Tom Beckert .... re-recording mixer
Tom E. Dahl .... re-recording mixer (as Tom Dahl)
Rich Harrison .... sound effects
Don Sanders .... sound
Special Effects by
Robert Calvert .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Mark Dirkse .... utility stunts
Paul Stader .... stunt coordinator
Steve Kelso .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John C. Morgan .... key grip (as John Morgan)
Bill Silic .... lighting consultant
Casting Department
Fern Orenstein .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brad R. Loman .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Debra Chiate .... additional editor (as Debbie Chiate)
Susanne Gervay .... negative cutter (as Suzanne Gervay)
Mary McGlone .... assistant editor
Roger Tweten .... assistant editor
Music Department
John Mick .... music editor
Bruce Miller .... music arranger
Bruce Miller .... conductor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jeri Kelley .... transportation
Other crew
Priscilla Chelson .... production accountant
Jacqueline Eigen .... production secretary
Roger D. Harms .... technical advisor (as Colonel Roger D. Harms)
Jane Prosnit .... production coordinator
Barbara Thaxton .... script supervisor
Tom Brocato .... publicist (uncredited)
Francis X. Tobin .... publicist (uncredited)
George Gipe .... dedicatee

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Combat Academy" - International (English title), UK
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96 min | USA:120 min (including commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:PG (video rating)

Did You Know?

Originally called Combat High when it premiered on NBC in 1986. Due to Neal Israel's connection with Police Academy (1984) it was renamed Combat Academy when the film went into syndication.See more »
Continuity: When Maxwell puts the sticker onto the back of the army truck, its almost straight. When it drives away, it's at an angle.See more »
Maj. Biff Woods:What are you all doing in my room? And what's this forest is doing in my room?See more »
Be Chrool To Your ScuelSee more »


Chapter Headings, an unofficial version:
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious Comedy Belongs to the Cult Classic Vault, 28 November 2004
Author: Doramius1 from Las Vegas, NV

This movie was directed very well and had a plausible and interesting story line. They also threw in comedians from every which direction. The pranks that were pulled will have you laughing every time.

Two young students, who are well known for playing practical jokes, end up taking a prank too far and get sent to military school. There they try to prank their way out and find out there's a bit more in store for them as they realize there's more to life than pranking. And the learn it the hard way.

This movie set the way for a lot of young actors just starting out. Other's were somewhat established, yet showed they were a bit more versatile than people knew of. The combined effort of this movie was probably good enough to make it in theaters, but landed as 'Made for TV'. Very difficult to find on DVD, but is an excellent addition to any collection.

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