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Making the Grade (film)

Making the Grade is an American film which was released in 1984. It was directed by Dorian Walker and written by Charles Gale and Gene Quintano. It was filmed at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

Synopsis

Palmer Woodrow (Olsen) is a rich, prep school kid who rarely attends class and has been expelled from numerous prep schools. His parents are traveling internationally and inform him that he has been enrolled at Hoover Academy and he has one last chance to graduate or he will be cut off financially. Meanwhile, Eddie Keaton (Nelson) is a small-time con artist who has run afoul of a local loanshark named "Dice" (The first appearance of the Andrew Dice Clay character). Via a chance meeting, Woodrow hires Keaton for $10,000 and a Porsche to attend his prep school and graduate, freeing Woodrow to travel to Europe for skiing.

At the end of the film's final credits, the characters Palmer and Eddie are touted as returning in the upcoming movie 'Tourista.' However, after low theatrical interest in the duo and repeated missed deadlines (of which Olsen tried to contribute as a writer), the script for Tourista was never completed. The pair never teamed up in filmmaking again.

Cast

Actor Role
Judd Nelson Eddie Keaton
Jonna Lee Tracey Hoover
Gordon Jump Mr. Harriman
Walter Olkewicz Coach Wordman
Ronald Lacey Nicky
Dana Olsen Palmer Woodrow
John Dye Skip
Carey Scot Rand
Scott McGinnis Bif
Andrew Dice Clay Dice
Dan Schneider Blimp

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