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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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Get set to get wet ... at the funniest, raciest, wildest white-water raft race ever! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,210,882, 8 April 1984

Gross USA:

$11,708,269

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,708,269
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Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tim Matheson would later appear as the father of Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002) another college-themed comedy where the title character is similar to his character in this film, by having intentionally stayed in college for more than the normal four years. That film was also produced by National Lampoon, which produced National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) and also co-starring Matheson. See more »

Quotes

Bob McGraw: He needed shave, bath, a cup of coffee and a good woman, something told him he was in the wrong place.
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Referenced in Crash Bandicoot (1996) See more »

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...without a paddle
25 October 2001 | by FunnyMannSee all my reviews

Is this flick good? Jesus, no. Is this flick funny? Somehow, yes.

"Up the Creek" has not aged well (what a shocker), but it's a perfect example of the pointless, disposable comedies they made in the early- to mid-80s. You know, the kind of film that aspired to reach the heights of, say, "Porky's."

Actually, "Up The Creek" has a pretty solid comic pedigree, at least as solid as you can get in a film like this. Two "Animal House" vets, a "Porky's" refugee, and -- I can't believe I know this -- the chick from "Charles in Charge."

Every scene, every joke, every character here is dumb. And thank God. Another review mentioned that this is a good drinking film. Actually, I think "Up The Creek" was made specifically FOR drunk people. (And possibly by drunk people.) But that's OK. It's all good. I mean, the film's not good, but then again, it is. Ah, forget it. Just grab a case, a beer bong, and watch the damn thing.


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