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Snowboard Academy (1996)

PG | | Comedy, Sport | Video 28 October 1997
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A wacky free-for-all comedy about the riotous rivalry between snobby skiers and knuckle-dragging snowboarders.

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John Shepphird
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 David DiSalvio ... Slush
Erin Simms ... Katy
George Spiridakis George Spiridakis ... Gordo
Russell Yuen ... Sonjai
Daniela Akerblom Daniela Akerblom ... Jessica
James Salisko James Salisko ... Dennis
Polly Shannon ... Tori
Al Vandecruys Al Vandecruys ... Inspector
Don Jordan ... Greenwold
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A wacky free-for-all comedy about the riotous rivalry between snobby skiers and knuckle-dragging snowboarders.

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The path to higher education is all downhill!

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for crude language, innuendos, and mild violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akadimia asheton skier See more »

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Budget:

CAD 2,800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Rudy Rupak was 25 years old at the time he produced this film, making him Canada's youngest film producer at the time. See more »

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References Dances with Wolves (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Intoxica
Courtesy of Del Fi Records
Performed by The Centurians
Written by Robert J. Hafner
Published by Anthony Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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Well, that sure sucked
13 April 2001 | by millennia-2See all my reviews

Snowboard Academy is a decidedly bad, uninspired "comedy" (there was once a time when that word was reserved for movies that were actually funny). The sole bright spot here is the underrated (yes, that's right, think about it for a moment) Jim Varney, who tries hard, though it is hardly enough to even begin to save this film. I don't know how this movie could have been released so widely, as it's little more than a *barely* dressed up B movie, chock full of has been stars. This was Haim's last widely released film, thankfully, as his career started well then dropped dramatically after The Lost Boys. Can't say I've heard of the female lead (Brigitte somebody) before, and with a performance like this, I'm sure this'll be the last time I see her. Thought I might as well point out the editing, which is actually half decent, if only the footage was good enough to match it.

Pass on this one folks, there's (read carefully) nothing to see here


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