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Police Academy (1984)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  23 March 1984 (USA)
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A group of good-hearted but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.

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Kyle Blankes (as Brant Van Hoffman)
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New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the instructors. Not everyone is there through choice, though. Social misfit Mahoney has been forced to sign up as the only alternative to a jail sentence and it doesn't take long before he falls foul of the boorish Lieutenant Harris. But before long, Mahoney realises that he is enjoying being a police cadet and decides he wants to stay... while Harris decides he wants Mahoney out! Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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The new police recruits. Call them slobs. Call them jerks. Call them gross. - Just don't call them when you're in trouble. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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23 March 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loca academia de policía  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$81,200,000 (USA)
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According to an interview in Entertainment Weekly, Tom Hanks, Michael Keaton and Judge Reinhold were considered for the role of Mahoney. See more »

Goofs

When Hightower flips the Ambassador over, its engine is missing - the transmission bell-housing is visible. See more »

Quotes

Cmndt. Eric Lassard: What's wrong with this man?
Cadet Leslie Barbara: There was gunplay, sir, and he missed it.
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Connections

Spoofed in Vice Academy 4 (1995) See more »

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Performed by Jack Mack and the Heart Attack
Written by Max Carl and Andrew Kastner
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Put your mind in neutral and be entertained!
14 July 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie for relaxing after a hard day at work. It's sheer escapism and good-humoured fun that only requires the watcher to put their mind in neutral, rest their feet, and not think too much.

A lot of the gags are not very original; we've seen most of them before in some other form. But the basic premise of a Police Academy full of misfits provides a novel context.

I've only seen this first movie of the series and don't really have plans to see any of the others. Can't believe they've made ssssssssooooo many sequels.

Too much Police Academy could certainly wear a bit thin, but first time around it's sheer good fun.


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