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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!

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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 »

Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Snowblind Hero
Performed by Mel Waldorf
Written and Produced by Ross Vannelli
Rockwood Music (BMI)
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Ski vacation home movie goes Hollywood
27 November 2012 | by a-twetmanSee all my reviews

What is this movie even about? I seriously don't get how this can be a feature film. It's just a bunch of people in a ski resort doing, well, the kind of things skiers do. Sure there is some kind of plot about snowboards not being allowed on the ski hill, but seriously, this came out in 1996, by then, snowboarders were in every resort I ever went to. The main plot line concerns a non-issue and the sub plots don't amount to anything either. I just dot understand, who thought this could be a movie?

There are some attempts at comedy but that falls short too as well as most of the acting, the dialog and the characters. It's like a home movie from someones sub par ski vacation. Why anyone except for the makers would want to see that is a mystery to me.


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