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Up the Creek (1984)

R | | Comedy | 6 April 1984 (USA)
Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life.

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Robert Butler

Writers:

Jim Kouf (story), Jeff Sherman (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Matheson ... Bob McGraw
Jennifer Runyon ... Heather Merriweather
Stephen Furst ... Gonzer
Dan Monahan ... Max
Sandy Helberg ... Irwin
Jeff East ... Rex Crandall
Blaine Novak ... Capt. Braverman
James Sikking ... Tozer (as James B. Sikking)
John Hillerman ... Dean Burch
Mark Andrews Mark Andrews ... Rocky
Will Bledsoe Will Bledsoe ... Roger van Dyke
Grant Wilson ... Reggie
Julia Montgomery ... Lisa (as Julie Montgomery)
Jeana Keough ... Molly (as Jeana Tomasina)
Romy Windsor ... Corky
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Storyline

Bob McGraw is in his 12th year of college, goofing his way through life. Bob the slacker, Irwin the alcoholic geek, Gonzer the human food disposal and Max the ne'er do well are the four losers forced and bribed to represent their university in an intercollegiate raft race., They make some friends like the lovely Heather Merriweather, but mostly enemies, among others a whole team of marines, and preppy IVY-leaguers determined to win. Written by Lars Skogan <si2_ls92362@debet.nhh.no>

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Who says a bunch of boobs can't win a race? See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rafts See more »

Filming Locations:

Bend, Oregon, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,700,000
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Orion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Le Petomane" means "The Fartmaster" in French. See more »

Quotes

Heather Merriweather: You wouldn't lie to me?
Bob McGraw: Of course I would lie to you, I'm a guy. But I'm not lying now.
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Referenced in Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Up the Creek
Performed by Cheap Trick
Written by Randy Bishop & Rick Nielsen
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5 December 2005 | by deheorSee all my reviews

Sometimes the planets align and everything just comes together. Some likable but underused actors join up with a veteran (and really really old) director to film a script written by the author of some minor league films. This is the sort of recipe that more often than not ends up with a mediocre movie that is instantly forgettable but for whatever reasons They ended up producing one of the funniest teen comedies ever made.

A group of loser college students played by an all star collection of teen sex comedy stars including Tim Matheson and Stephen Furst from Animal House, Dan Monahan from Porky's and Sandy Helberg from History of the World Part 1 who,having their arms twisted by a corrupt Dean played by John Hillerman, agree to enter a dangerous raft race with the promise that victory will bring them un-earned degrees.

Excessive drinking, fart jokes and gratuitous nudity are just some of the pleasures that this movie provides for the viewer. It also features the smartest dog in the world (he does charades), a kick ass song by Cheap Trick and the gorgeous Jennifer Runyon (ghostbusters & Charles in charge, I don't know which credit is more impressive) along with some great race footage and hilarious dialog. This movie is simply much better than it has the right to be.

All the people who complain that it is stupid miss the point. Of course it is stupid. Its moronic. Its dumb as dirt. It is also hysterically funny from start to finish. This movie reminds me in many ways of Weekend at Bernies another incredibly goofy movie that if approached in the wrong mood is virtually unwatchable. To avoid injury try not to think. Just sit back and let this movie wash over you.


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