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Combat High (1986)

Maxwell and Perry are forced in Military School after they've gone too far.

Director:

Neal Israel

Writer:

Paul W. Shapiro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 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.
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Storyline

"Police Academy"-style comedy set in a military school. Two errant high-school students are ordered by a judge to spend a year at a prestigious military academy, where one of the cadets finds out who is responsible for a spate of midnight thefts. Written by Mark Lennon

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West Point, It Ain't. See more »

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Comedy

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Trivia

George Clooney's film debut. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Maj. Biff Woods: What are you all doing in my room? And what's this forest is doing in my room?
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Be Chrool To Your Scuel
Written by Dee Snider
Performed by Twisted Sister
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25 May 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

Combat Academy was quite a good film. It was obviously inspired by the funny Police Academy films but to it's credit it didn't try to emulate Police Academy too much; it tried to carve out it's own niche. It was almost as entertaining as the film Stripes (1981) starring Bill Murray.

Keith Gordon and Wallace Langham play two jokers who are sent to the military academy to learn a bit of discipline. At first they seem uninterested in adapting to military life; this leads to some comical scenes. The Russian Army are visiting the Academy to engage in War Games and this too leads to some comical scenes. I won't spoil the end scenes but lessons are learnt by the recruits.

There's quite a few subplots in the movie. George Clooney plays Major Woods who is the son of the commandant of the academy-General Woods. Again,I won't spoil the plot but it is interesting.

All in all, a great film. Highly recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Combat Academy See more »

Filming Locations:

Independence, Missouri, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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