Lazy preppie Palmer Woodrow hires street-smart Eddie Keaton to go to school for him while he lives it up in Europe. Eddie falls in love with preppie gal Tracey, upsetting Biff, the Hoover Academy bully. When his bookie from the old neighborhood, Dice, comes to collect on Eddie’s gambling debts and Palmer returns early from Europe, the the scheme slowly starts to unravel. Soon, Eddie can’t even tell whose side he’s really on.
Making the Grade is a 1984 American teen comedy film. It was directed by Dorian Walker and written by Charles Gale and Gene Quintano and starred by Judd Nelson, Jonna Lee, Gordon Jump, Walter Olkewicz, Ronald Lacey, Dana Olsen, Carey Scott, Scott McGinnis and Lucile Doan Ewing. It was filmed at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
vMaking the Grade (1984)
Directed by: Dorian Walker
Starring: Judd Nelson, Jonna Lee, Gordon Jump, Walter Olkewicz, Ronald Lacey, Dana Olsen, Carey Scott, Scott McGinnis, Lucile Doan Ewing
Screenplay by: Gene Quintano
Cinematography by: Jacques Haitkin
Film Editing by: Roy Watts, Daniel Wetherbee
Costume Design by: Emily Draper, Barbara Kerwin
Set Decoration by: Leslie Morales
Art Direction by: Joseph T. Garrity
Music by: Basil Poledouris
Distributed by: Cannon Films
Release Date: May 18, 1984