Up the Academy 41 years old

The education they got wasn't in books.

This puber-comedy is a kind of mixture between 'Animal House' and 'Police Academy'. Four boys are sent, for different reasons, to a the Sheldon R. Wienberg military academy. The life of dicipline 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 Evert Poppen

Credits

Robert Downey, Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr.

Boy on Soccer Team (uncredited)

Tom Poston
Tom Poston

Sisson

Ralph Macchio
Ralph Macchio

Chooch

Ron Leibman
Ron Leibman

Major Vaughn Liceman (uncredited)

Up the Academy Cast

Name Character
Ian Wolfe He was 83, 95 years old when he died as Commandant Causeway
Ralph Macchio He was 18, now 59 years old as Chooch
Robert Downey, Jr. He was 15, now 56 years old as Boy on Soccer Team (uncredited)
Ron Leibman He was 42, 82 years old when he died as Major Vaughn Liceman (uncredited)
Barbara Bach She was 32, now 74 years old as Bliss
Stacey Nelkin She was 20, now 62 years old as Candy
Tom Poston He was 58, 85 years old when he died as Sisson
Antonio Fargas He was 33, now 75 years old as Coach
Wendell Brown He was 19, now 60 years old as Ike
Tommy Citera as Hash
Hutch Parker He was 16, now 57 years old as Oliver (as J. Hutchison)
Harry Teinowitz as Rodney Ververgaert
Allyson Downey She was 16, now 57 years old as Platoon Leader

Up the Academy Crew

Name Department
Karen Rea as Casting. Production
Harry Stradling, Jr. as Director of Photography. He was 55 (92) years old when He died Camera
Bud Molin as Editor. He was 55 (81) years old when He died Editing
Mary Swanson as Set Decoration. Art
Marvin Worth as Producer. He was 55 (72) years old when He died Production
Bernie Brillstein as Executive Producer. He was 49 (77) years old when He died Production
Robert Downey Sr. as Director. He was 44 (now 85) years old Directing
Tom Patchett as Writer. Writing
Jay Tarses as Writer. He was 40 (now 82) years old Writing
Peter Wooley as Production Design. He was 45 (82) years old when He died Art
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Up the Academy (41 years)

The education they got wasn't in books.

  • Release day: Friday, June 06, 1980
  • Runtime: 87 minutes