Snowboard Academy

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Snowboard Academy
Snowboard Academy.jpg
Directed by John Shepphird
Produced by Rudy Rupak
Written by Rudy Rupak
James Salisko
Starring Corey Haim
Jim Varney
Brigitte Nielsen
Joe Flaherty
Music by Ross Vannelli
Distributed by Columbia TriStar
Release date(s) October 28, 1997
Running time 88 min.
Language English

Snowboard Academy is a 1997 independent slapstick comedy film, starring Corey Haim, Jim Varney and Brigitte Nielsen.

Plot summary[edit]

A competition is held between two brothers on their father's ski slopes one is a skier the other a snowboarder. The competition would determine if snowboarders could be allowed to be a part the ski patrol.


Rudy Rupak was the producer of the first movie about snowboarding (even though he himself was a skier and not a snowboarder). Rudy Rupak was 26 years old at the time he created this project to be both a video game and movie. The script, written by Rudy Rupak and James Salisko, was considered too edgy and made reference to things like X games and extreme sports. Columbia Pictures however toned down what would have been a PG-13 movie into a PG one given the pressures of an election year when Bob Dole was bent on chastising Hollywood for its alleged immorality. Scenes like peeing onto skiers from a chair lift, and skating on a blunt shape board were scrapped. Rupak's efforts to sell a videogame based on Snowboarding never materialized.

Rudy Rupak then went on to start a company called PlanetHospital[1] that scammed a lot of people out of a lot of money.[2][3]

Rudy Rupak is currently being investigated by the FBI[4] for fraud and embezzlement.


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