Up the Academy (1980)

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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.




  • Hutch Parker in Up the Academy (1980)
  • James G. Robertson in Up the Academy (1980)
  • Stacey Nelkin in Up the Academy (1980)
  • Ron Leibman in Up the Academy (1980)
  • Hutch Parker and Stacey Nelkin in Up the Academy (1980)
  • Stacey Nelkin in Up the Academy (1980)

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7 June 2018 | ericstevenson
| Their only movie
When you have a comedy franchise as massive as Mad magazine, it seems that surely there must be some movie they could get out of it. This is that movie and it ended up being the only movie that ever had the Mad name on it. Actually, it doesn't even count as that. The creators of Mad magazine did in fact have their names removed from this film and have disowned it. I remember reading about this on Cracked.com where it said one of the movie's main jokes is that there's a pedophile. They honestly must not have seen the whole thing as that's barely in the film at all.

The creators admitted that it was influenced by "National Lampoon's Animal House", another movie based on a comedy magazine. At least their magazine didn't last as long. The movie mostly suffers from having really unlikeable characters and dumb jokes. The general guy farted twice and didn't even do it a third time! I've still seen far worse movies and I wish the creators of those ones would disown them too. I just saw no satire or parody factor in this at all. *1/2

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