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Up the Creek (1984)

R | | Comedy | 6 April 1984 (USA)
Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life.

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Robert Butler

Writers:

Jim Kouf (story), Jeff Sherman (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Matheson ... Bob McGraw
Jennifer Runyon ... Heather Merriweather
Stephen Furst ... Gonzer
Dan Monahan ... Max
Sandy Helberg ... Irwin
Jeff East ... Rex Crandall
Blaine Novak ... Capt. Braverman
James Sikking ... Tozer (as James B. Sikking)
John Hillerman ... Dean Burch
Mark Andrews Mark Andrews ... Rocky
Will Bledsoe Will Bledsoe ... Roger van Dyke
Grant Wilson ... Reggie
Julia Montgomery ... Lisa (as Julie Montgomery)
Jeana Keough ... Molly (as Jeana Tomasina)
Romy Windsor ... Corky
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Storyline

Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life. Bob the slacker, Irwin the alcoholic geek, Gonzer the human food disposal and Max the ne'er do well are the four losers forced and bribed to represent their university in an intercollegiate raft race., They make some friends like the lovely Heather Merriweather, but mostly enemies, among others a whole team of marines, and preppy IVY-leaguers determined to win. Written by Lars Skogan <si2_ls92362@debet.nhh.no>

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Get set to get wet ! [Australia] See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rafts See more »

Filming Locations:

Bend, Oregon, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,700,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Le Petomane" means "The Fartmaster" in French. See more »

Quotes

Bob McGraw: The competition looks a little weirder than I expected.
[followed by the howling sound of a coyote]
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References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

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"Was it as good for you as it was for me?"
25 April 2017 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Tim Matheson easily carries this "Animal House" follow up comedy. You get a nice dose of his sarcasm, a white water rafting competition, a dog that plays charades, a tad of nudity, good looking outdoor photography, and several inspired hilarious moments. Comparing "Up the Creek" to some other teen romps, I would have to say that it holds up quite well. "American Pie" I rate 6.5, " Animal House" 8.0, and "Up the Creek" 6.0. I'd rank it slightly better than something like "Malibu Bikini Shop" 5.5. The film is fast moving, and rarely a moment goes by without something outrageous happening. It also seems to have aged quite well, since most of the movie takes place in the woods and on the creek. I was surprised how much I liked it. - MERK


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