Four boys are sent, for different reasons, to a Military Academy. The life of discipline asks a lot of the four geeks. Of course these boys know how to make a party out of the hard times. Will they be "real men" after one year.
A documentary filmmaker, who has spent the last 15 years making films like "Aluminum: Our Shiny Friend," is finally given the chance to make the documentary on Indian farming he has always ... See full summary »
A multimillionaire, whose son and daughter are gay, leaves a will with one clause: His children will inherit his money only if at least one of them produces him a grandchild within a year of his death.
Robert Downey Sr.
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Led by their comedic leader, Turk, the Hollywood Knights car club raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from chaotic pranks, drag racing and high school ... See full summary »
An experimental, ludicrous, plotless, absurd, surreal comedy. It is seemingly intentionally impossible to understand. It leaps from scene to scene, world to world, with recurring names and ... See full summary »
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In an era when Dick, Jane, and discipline ruled America's schools, Albert Cullum allowed Shakespeare, Sophocles, and Shaw to reign in his fifth grade public school classroom. Through the ... See full summary »
Downey takes his camera and microphone onto the streets (and into some bedrooms) for a look at Manhattan's singles scene of the late sixties. Of course, that's not all: No More Excuses cuts... See full summary »
Robert Downey Sr.
Robert Downey Sr.,
This puber-comedy is a kind of mixture between "Animal House" and "Police Academy". Four boys are sent, for different reasons, to the Sheldon R. Wienberg Military Academy. The life of discipline asks a lot of the four geeks. Of course these boys know how to make a party out of the hard times. Will they be "real men" after one year?Written by
Up the Academy (1980) has a tie to X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). Oliver, in this film, was played by J. Hutchison. J. Hutchison is Parker Stevenson's brother. J. Hutchison is now known as Hutch Parker, and is a 20th Century Fox executive. He was one of the producers of X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), and there is an inside joke with this movie playing at the movie theater in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), even though it takes place in 1983, and this movie came out in 1980. See more »
During the scene where the boys are eating and Chooch is about to reveal the recorded conversation between Rodney and Liceman, Rodney gets up to leave because he is disgusted with the fact that they're eating "pig balls." In the next shot it, shows Chooch listening to the them at the next table. In the background, you can clearly see Rodney still sitting at the table. See more »
[to the Landmines]
Do you fellas have an album on sale somewhere?
I'd buy their album.
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The end credits show the opening credits sequence in reverse (the toy soldiers are falling up instead of down). See more »
Ron Leibman's credit was present in the theatrical release; it was removed at his instigation for home video / cable versions. See more »
I used to LOVE this movie as a kid but, seeing it again 20+ years later, it actually sucks. Up The Academy might have been ahead of it's time back in 1980, but it has almost nothing to offer today! Movies like Caddyshack and Stripes hold-up much better today than this steaming dogpile. No T&A. No great jokes except for the one-liners we've all heard a million times by now.
I recently bought the DVD in hopes that it would be the gem I remembered it being. Well, I was WAY off! The soundtrack had only 2-3 widely-recognizable hits (not the smash compilation others had mentioned) and the frequent voice-overs were terrible. The only thing that was interesting, to me, was predicting what the character's lines were before they said them. Yep, I watched this movie that much back then!
The only reason I am writing this review is to give my two cents on why this movie should be forgotten, sorry to say. :(
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