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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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Making the world safe for laughter! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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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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Trivia

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 »

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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Hilarious Comedy Belongs to the Cult Classic Vault
28 November 2004 | by Doramius1See all my reviews

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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