Up The Creek (1984)
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ABOUT THE MOVIE:
It’s almost like Animal House with some of the actors including Tim Matheson and Stephen Furst getting back together for another college romp movie.
Bob McGraw, Max, Gonzer, and Irwin, students at Lepetomane University (known derisively by some as “Lobotomy U”), are volunteered to compete in a collegiate raft race.
The crew is “recruited” by Dean Burch who uses records of McGraw’s checkered past as a means of blackmail to get them to compete. “You’re not AT the bottom of the list. You ARE the bottom of the list!”, says Burch. He even offers them degrees in the major of their choice as additional incentive.
They’re up against Ivy University, prep schoolers who, with the help of an Ivy alumnus named Dr. Roland Tozer, plan to cheat their way to the Winner’s Circle.
Their adversaries also include the Washington Military Institute, disqualified for their attempts to sabotage the other schools’ rafts. Captain Braverman, the leader of the Military men, has it in for McGraw because he personally curtailed the attempts to sabotage the other rafts. Also entered is a team of beautiful co-eds, one of whom ends up falling for Bob.
The dangerous rapids as well as Ivy’s cheating end up disabling many of the other teams’ rafts. It is all down river adventure for the Lepetomane gang
The movie was budgeted at 7 million dollars and did over 11 million dollars at the box office.