Up the Academy (1980)
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as Commandant Caseway
as Rev. MacArthur
as Mrs. Bombalazzi
as Commandant's Wife
as Mayor Holt
as Mayor Holt's Wife
as Sheik Amier
as Burly Cook
as Assistant Cook
as Tough Upperclassman
as Henchman #1
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Critic Reviews for Up the Academy
In an attempt to follow National Lampoon, it was the first and only film produced by MAD Magazine. One viewing reveals why.
Notable only because its star, Ron Liebman, sued the studio to have his name removed from the credits and advertising.
Audience Reviews for Up the Academy
I really liked this movie, it's very funny and goofy, and it's a good teen story too. If you like teen comedies I highly recommend it, and it's brought to you by Mad Magazine!
More transgressive than almost any teen comedy, but not funny enough -- though it's funnier than Cracked, funnier than the Lighter Side Of... And it's funnier than Police Academy and more visually interesting than Stripes. Ron Liebman may have taken his name off, but really, his role isn't well-written and his performance is lacking. The movie isn't bad. Also, the soundtrack is hipper than it should be and so is Ralph Macchio.
This was Mad magazine's first and only attempt to emulate National Lampoon's film success is dull and not-so-hilarious comedy I ever watched.
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