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Snowboard Academy -- This wacky comedy starring Joe Flaherty, Jim Varney, Brigitte Nielsen and Corey Haim promises an avalanche of fun.
Snowboard Academy -- A wacky free-for-all comedy about the riotous rivalry between snobby skiers and knuckle-dragging snowboarders.


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  (in credits order)

Jim Varney ... Rudy James

Corey Haim ... Chris Barry

Brigitte Nielsen ... Mimi

Joe Flaherty ... Mr. Barry
Andreas Apergis ... Red Eagle

Paul Hopkins ... Paul Barry
David DiSalvio ... Slush

Erin Simms ... Katy
George Spiridakis ... Gordo

Russell Yuen ... Sonjai
Daniela Akerblom ... Jessica
James Salisko ... Dennis

Polly Shannon ... Tori
Al Vandecruys ... Inspector

Don Jordan ... Greenwold
Bronwen Booth ... Snowbunny

James Rae ... Hot Tub Stud
Jack Fisher ... Old Timer
Lucie Laroche ... Herself

John Ross ... Himself
Steve Miller ... Student

Alain Goulem ... Bar Patron #1

Rudy Rupak ... Bar Patron #2
Kathya Rue ... Swedish Babe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

François Garcia ... Picnic Skier (uncredited)

Directed by
John Shepphird 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rudy Rupak 
James Salisko 

Produced by
Claudio Castravelli .... co-producer
Jean Guy Despres .... associate producer
David Gil .... executive producer
Stephen R. Greenwald .... executive producer (as Stephen Greenwald)
Rudy Rupak .... producer
Carole Vaillancourt .... line producer
Original Music by
Ross Vannelli 
Cinematography by
Bruno Philip 
Film Editing by
Richard Comeau 
Casting by
Rosina Bucci 
Vera Miller 
Nadia Rona 
Production Design by
Patrice Vermette 
Costume Design by
Trixi Rittenhouse  (as Beatrice Trixi Rittenhouse)
Makeup Department
Manon Parisien .... makeup artist
Hanna Yee .... hair stylist
Production Management
André Desrochers .... unit manager
Michel Wachniuc .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kim Berlin .... first assistant director
Caroline Béliveau .... second assistant director
Mike Hatchett .... second unit director
Chelsea McIsaac .... third assistant director
Ivy K. Tolchinsky .... third assistant director
Michel Wachniuc .... additional unit director
Art Department
Emmanuel Cote .... assistant props
Luc Daneau .... set dresser
Blaise Lefebvre .... props master
Stéphanie Robitaille .... set dresser
Sound Department
Mark Battenberg .... foley assistant
Paul Durand .... dialogue editor
Melanie Johnson .... production sound mixer
Sid Lieberman .... foley artist
Ron Malligers .... foley recordist
George Novotny .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip Racine .... adr recordist
Mike Smith .... boom operator
Gary Vaughan .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel W. Victor Jr. .... stereo sound consultant
Gren-Erich Zwicker .... assistant audio editor
Special Effects by
Jacques Godbout .... special effects
Lyssa J. Caster .... ski stunt double
Lyssa J. Caster .... stunts
Peter Cox .... stunt coordinator
Peter Cox .... stunts
Marc Désourdy .... stunts (as Marc Desourdy)
Tyler Hall .... stunt performer
John Ross .... stunt performer
Tiffany Wall .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Hélène Choquette .... camera operator
Hélène Choquette .... second assistant camera
Kristen Dolenko .... first assistant camera
René Fréchette .... first assistant camera
Eric Gaucher .... electrician
Sylvain Hardy .... best boy
Walter Klymkiw .... gaffer
Bruno Martel .... best boy
François Parent .... first assistant camera
Geoffrey Patenaude .... camera operator (as Geoff Patenaude)
Bruno Philip .... camera operator
David Sanders .... set photographer
Sebastian Shaw .... camera operator
Casting Department
Linda Rona .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joceline Charette .... set wardrobe (as Jocelyne Charette)
Brigitte Desroches .... wardrobe
Lorense Della Nave .... assistant wardrobe
Editorial Department
Julie Bouffard .... assistant editor
Christian Gravel .... assistant editor
Pierre Guérin .... assistant editor
Rosana Roth .... post-production assistant (as Rosana R. Roth)
Other crew
Smita Acharyya .... production assistant (as Smita Acharvya)
Johanne Bergeron .... production accountant
Robert Boutin .... production assistant
Michele D'Avril .... production secretary
Bram Eisenthal .... unit publicist
Esther Lacaille .... production coordinator
Chelsea McIsaac .... production secretary
Simon Paquin .... production assistant
Michael Roban .... second unit coordinator
Rosana Roth .... assistant to producers (as Rosana R. Roth)
Christian Simard .... production assistant

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Rated PG for crude language, innuendos, and mild violence
88 min | Argentina:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/12 (video premiere) | UK:PG | USA:PG
Filming Locations:

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A waste of good videotape, 31 October 1999
Author: qualopec-2 from New York

"Snowboard Academy", allegedly a comedy, is not funny. I don't mean, not "ha-ha" funny; I don't mean, not funny to certain sensibilities; I just mean plain, flat-out, empirically not funny. Jokes fall flatter than week-old cola. Actors soldier onward mindlessly -- I would call their performances workmanlike, but that would be insulting to workmen. We're talking a major step down from the Ernest flicks here. Even the snowboard stunts are lame and repetitive. Don't expect to see progressive technical riding here; just look for backflip after backflip. This movie is an insult to the intelligence of all who see it.

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