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Up the Academy
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 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
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, satirical, surreal, melancholic, absurd, sexy, twist ending, funny
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, school, college, martial arts, buddies, parody, prank, looking for sex, family, weapons, teachers and students, mentor, boarding school life, fantasy world, college life, brutality, high school life, fashion, teenage life, nerds, stoners, stereotypes, camp, catastrophe, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 80s
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97 min.
 6.8
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Duration: 98 min.
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Porky's II: The Next Day
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