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Making the Grade

Making the Grade (1984)

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Release Date: May 18, 1984 Wide

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The time-worn clash between the rich and poor, brought out by switched identities, is the ploy used here to put a streetwise kid into an upper-crust prep school. Palmer (Dana Olsen) does not want to stay at school for his final year, but he needs to graduate in order to receive his mega-buck trust fund. Eddie (Judd Nelson) is a New Jersey native, used to the streets and handling trouble when it comes -- except Eddie's bookie is after him for a bad debt, and when Eddie jumps the prep school's

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Oct 2, 2001

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The filmmakers had studied other teen comedies, but not closely enough to pick up any real feeling for their subjects.

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This movie uses the story of the Prince and the Pauper and applies it to a lazy rich college student and a street smart high school drop out. I think that was a cool idea, even though the end is predictable, and this movie has a lot of funny scenes, I really liked it.
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