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Up the Academy
A teen comedy that does not quite rise to the level of that age group, this uninspired story features Ron Liebman as the Major, a sadistic instructor at a military school. Ralph Macchio (before his 1984 hit, Karate Kid) and other teens of every stripe suffer through the indignities heaped on them by the Major and do their best with the sexual, ethnic, and racial stereotypes that the script gives them to handle. Robert Downey directs, Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses wrote the screenplay. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cheerfully and rudely haphazard."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"I can plainly understand why several involved parties lobbied to get their names removed from this film."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVDTalk.com
"In an attempt to follow National Lampoon, it was the first and only film produced by MAD Magazine. One viewing reveals why."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Notable only because its star, Ron Liebman, sued the studio to have his name removed from the credits and advertising."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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