Up the Academy
Up the Academy (1980)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 6, 1980
DVD Release Date: February 14, 2006
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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Cheerfully and rudely haphazard.

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Scott Weinberg

I can plainly understand why several involved parties lobbied to get their names removed from this film.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

In an attempt to follow National Lampoon, it was the first and only film produced by MAD Magazine. One viewing reveals why.

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TV Guide

Notable only because its star, Ron Liebman, sued the studio to have his name removed from the credits and advertising.

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Aj V
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… More
Adam Mahler
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… More
Dean McKenna
This was <i>Mad</i> magazine's first and only attempt to emulate <i>National Lampoon's</i> film success is dull and… More