Sparks fly between Bob and a new teammate, while the captain of the military team plots revenge against the foursome, and the Ivy team schemes its way to the top. The favorites are from the Ivy League. That's when one of the Lepetomane team members is kidnapped, and Chuck the Wonder Dog uses charades to explain where he is. The guys from the military school are led by an uptight, future general. Its students have transferred to it from dozens of other universities -- each. .
They pile into a car and head for the race, accompanied by Chuck the Wonder Dog, a dog who is so instrumental to the success of this movie that I will even give you its real name, which is Jake. Also entered is a team of beautiful , one of whom ends up falling for Bob. That's most unusual for a teen comedy, and that's why Up the Creek is one of the best. The dean makes them a deal. The movie is about an intercollegiate white-water raft race.
He even offers them degrees in the major of their choice as additional incentive. The defending champions are from a hard-ass military academy. There is, of course, a big beer blast before the race gets underway. We know where we stand right in the first few minutes, when a fat kid throws his sandwich out the car window, it hits a motorcyclist in the face, and the motorcyclist hurtles over a cliff. Their adversaries also include the Washington Military Institute, disqualified for their attempts to sabotage the other schools' rafts.
Sparks fly between Bob and a new teammate, while the captain of the military team plots revenge against the foursome, and the Ivy team schemes its way to the top. They're up against Ivy University, prep schoolers who, with the help of an Ivy alumnus named Dr. Those are all, by the way, positive qualities -- at least, in an Undergraduate Slob Movie. It is superficial, obvious, vulgar, idiotic, goofy, sexy, and predictable. Captain Braverman, the leader of the Military men, has it in for McGraw because he personally curtailed the attempts to sabotage the other rafts. The dangerous rapids as well as Ivy's cheating end up disabling many of the other teams' rafts. Roland Tozer, plan to cheat their way to the Winner's Circle.
One of the joys of this kind of movie comes during the scenes where we meet the competitors. They don't push themselves upon us, and that allows us to identify with them in a relaxed way. In order to graduate from college, four students must give in to their blackmailing dean's demand that they enter a raft race. The result is a very tight script with breathing room. There's one other scene in the movie that has to be singled out.
This is not what you call subtle, but Undergraduate Slob Movies do not quibble. Cast: , , , , , , Blaine Novak, Director: Genres: Production Co: Orion Pictures Keywords: , , , , , , , , , ,. If they win the race, he will give them the diplomas of their choice. The guys from the Ivy League are all blond, rich, good-looking, and unscrupulous: They plan to use bombs, torpedoes, and even radio-controlled model airplanes to shoot their enemies out of the water. Our team is from Lepetomane University, described by its dean as the worst university in the world. It is all down river adventure for the Lepetomane gang.
Bob McGraw Tim Matheson , Max Dan Monahan , Gonzer Stephen Furst and Irwin Sandy Helberg must compete against a team from Ivy University as well as a hardened team from a nearby military school. Bob McGraw Tim Matheson , Max Dan Monahan , Gonzer Stephen Furst and Irwin Sandy Helberg must compete against a team from Ivy University as well as a hardened team from a nearby military school. That's a great scene -- and so, by the way, are the scenes of the actual race itself, where some skillful and difficult photography makes the river and its rapids seem convincingly dangerous. . . . .
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