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Before he waxed on (and off) as the Karate Kid, a young Ralph Macchio appeared in this uproarious adolescent comedy about a group of mischievous military school misfits forced to suffer under a sadistic headmaster (Ron Leibman). Directed by the independent-minded Robert Downey Sr., the film features Barbara Bach as a gun-toting armaments specialist and Tom Poston as an instructor who loves bed checks. (netflix.com)

Genre: Comedy

AKA: Mad Magazine's Up The Academy

Country: USA

Directed By: Robert Downey Sr.

Written By: Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses

Starring: Ron Leibman, Robert Downey Jr., Ralph Macchio, Barbara Bach, Tom Poston, Wendell Brown, Tommy Citera, Hutch Parker, Harry Teinowitz