Making the Grade

Making the Grade

Judd Nelson
Director: Dorian Walker Cast: Judd Nelson
Judd Nelson
, Jonna Lee
Jonna Lee
, Gordon Jump
Gordon Jump
Dorian Walker


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The time-worn clash between the rich and poor, brought out by switched identities, is the ploy used here to put a streetwise kid into an upper-crust prep school. Palmer (Dana Olsen) does not want to stay at school for his final year, but he needs to graduate in order to receive his mega-buck trust fund. Eddie (Judd Nelson) is a New Jersey native, used to the streets and handling trouble when it comes -- except Eddie's bookie is after him for a bad debt, and when Eddie jumps the prep school's fence to escape his creditor, he almost knocks down Palmer. From that serendipitous meeting, the two decide to swap identities -- or partly so. Eddie will become Palmer and get good grades in the last year of school, for the sum of $10,000 at graduation. And Palmer will go off on his own planned vacation. Eddie soon learns the ways of the rich and famous, but he is quickly back to crap games and porno movies, this time initiating his new schoolmates into that lifestyle and gaining popularity along the way. What follows is a series of misadventures as the bookie shows up at the school to demand his due from Eddie, Eddie falls in love with the daughter of the school's patron, and Palmer comes back.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2016
UPC: 0887090118200
Original Release: 1984
Rating: R
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: A
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 21,076

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Judd Nelson Eddie Keaton
Jonna Lee Tracey Hoover
Gordon Jump Mr. Harriman
Walter Olkewicz Coach Wordman
Ronald Lacey Nicky
Dana Olsen Palmer Woodrow
Carey Scott Rand
Scott McGinnis Bif
Robert Meltzer Mr. Townsend
Dan Schneider Blimp
Jack Ray Chauffeur
Andrew Dice Clay Dice
John Dye Skip
John Stevens Mr. Hoover
Lucille Ewing Mrs. Hoover
Moses Peace Regis
Ray Hill Dr. Mueller
Mattie Grayson Maid
Chris Williams Thomas
Steve Wilkerson Passing Senior
Emilio Estevez Mike

Technical Credits
Dorian Walker Director
Charles Gale Original Story
Joseph T. Garrity Art Director,Production Designer
Yoram Globus Producer
Menahem Golan Producer
Jacques Haitkin Cinematographer
Jerry Lee Songwriter
Leslie Morales Set Decoration/Design
Basil Poledouris Score Composer
Gene Quintano Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter

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