Making the Grade [Blu-ray] [1984]

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  • Release Date: 03/22/2016
  • Rating: PG
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)


Making the Grade
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. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Judd Nelson
    Judd Nelson - Eddie Keaton
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    Jonna Lee - Tracey Hoover
  • Gordon Jump
    Gordon Jump - Mr. Harriman
  • Walter Olkewicz
    Walter Olkewicz - Coach Wordman
  • Ronald Lacey
    Ronald Lacey - Nicky

Customer rating

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice HD release of underrated classic

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Making the Grade is a film that should be better known than it is. Great early performance from Judd Nelson and a star making turn from The Diceman in his first film role. Dice's Travolta impression has never looked as good as it does here in HD. No extras on the disc, but still a nice release from Olive Films.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Funny Classic

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    This is a fun movie and one that is not very well known. Great performances and it has its funny and charming moments. A really nice take on the comedy of the preppy days!! Worth a look many times over. I just wish the follow up movie Tourista would have been made.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

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    AN early forgotten 80s flick with some then big brat pack stars among others i liked it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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