Up the Academy
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By the way, the 1987 video reissue is the original cut of the film, with the "MAD" Magazine and Alfred E. Neuman references still intact (they were excised in certain prints of the film). One other weird thing is that Ron Liebman wanted his name taken off the film, but the movie isn't THAT bad! Also, one interesting quirk is that at the end of the movie, the credits scroll down the creen, instead of up (the only other I can think of that does this is "Repo Man").
For the guy who wanted to know whatever became of Stacey Nelkin, she's lately been doing cartoon voice-overs and stuff like that. Her being in some very bad movies after this one (notably "Halloween III", "Going Ape" and "Yellowbeard") surely didn't do much for her career, which was a shame, as she was a major hottie in this one. I especially like when she's wearing that haremoutfit, but the part where she takes off her top is really nice (hotcha!).
So, if you want something that's hilarious, bawdy, offensive and just pure cheesy early 80's fun, get this!
As the movie begins we meet four teenage boys, all troublemakers and delinquents, whose families are preparing to send them off to military school. There's Chooch (Macchio), who apparently has no respect for his mobster roots, Eisenhower `Ike' MacArthur (Brown), a pot smoking son of Baptist preacher who can't keep his hands off his stepmother, Oliver (Parker), who knocked up his girlfriend Candy (Nelkin), threatening his father's mayoral candidacy, and Hash (Citera), the son of a wealthy sheik and persistent pickpocket. As the boys arrive at the Sheldon R.Read more ›
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I love the concept of this movie! Sure there were some parts that weren't favored, but it was still pretty good. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
An awesomely "stupid funny" classic...."SAY IT AGAIN!" What a shame that Ron Liebman is not proud of his work in MAD magazine's answer to Animal House.Published 3 months ago by ozwalt
My sister and I have loved this flick since we were kids in high school. I continue to watch and laugh, particularly at Ron Liebman's off-the-charts sadistic character!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Since Up The Academy had MAD Magazine in the title I couldn't wait to see it & expected it to be hilarious. Read morePublished 14 months ago by brody manson