"Up The Creek" was released in 1984 starring Tim Matheson and the rest of the gang from the earlier and even more popular comedy "Animal House", about a wild college fraternity. They're back in this hilarious film about a river raft race and rivalry between college fraternities- the stereotypical snobby jocks and the average joes/nerds. Tim Matheson stars as Bob, who leads a ragtag group of guys who overcome great obstacles to win the race at the end. The script is tacky and often so bad in its attempt to be funny- i.e. the dog that uses body language to communicate with the guys that one of their friends is being held captive by the enemy without any clothes, even using liver as Japanese for river, the silly and slapstick comedy among the army guys that are conveniently close enough to the river to blow things up, the Revenge Of The Nerds style rivalry between jocks and suite and tie yuppies with the casual, average guys and Tim Matheson and the leading girl who plays his love interest repeating the same lines each time they have sex: was it good for you as it was for me ? This film is one of those 80's comedies that were very popular and paved the way for later college/fraternity films, which surprisingly still made it through the 90's and even in our current times. If you remember the 80's (and you're probably in your 30's and 40's if you do) this film will take you back. It's enjoyable in a campy and goofy sort of way, along the lines of the more loved Caddy Shack, Revenge Of The Nerd movies and Weekend At Bernies. Highly enjoyable film if you're a fan of the 80's and their comedies. Everything smells of the 80's in this movie- the music, even an original song "Up The Creek" with its rock rhythm, the clothes. Remember those slutty Madonna skirts and tops and girls with puffy hair ? And guys wearing white suite and ties ala Miami Vice ? All of it is here. This type of B-budget comedy never made it as big as the "Breakfast Club" which was even considered serious or even as mainstream comedy as the National Lampoon series starring Chevy Chase as the Griswald family father. But as obscure as this comedy is it will be sure to make you laugh at least once or twice. Check it out.