MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 540 this week

Police Academy (1984)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  23 March 1984 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 69,025 users  
Reviews: 119 user | 36 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 11 Mar 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 10 Jan 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 22 Jan 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 04 Feb 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 14 Mar 2013
 

Search for "Police Academy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Police Academy (1984)

Police Academy (1984) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Police Academy.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When a new gang moves into town it's up to the screwball police team to stop them.

Director: Jerry Paris
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The alumni of Commandant Lassard's Police Academy (1984) return to the school to train new recruits and prevent its closure.

Director: Jerry Paris
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The misfit Police Academy (1984) graduates now are assigned to train a group of civilian volunteers to fight crime once again plaguing the streets.

Director: Jim Drake
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow
The Hangover (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha
Analyze This (1999)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one-patient is an insecure mob boss.

Director: Harold Ramis
Stars: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.

Director: Jonathan Lynn
Stars: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio
Stir Crazy (1980)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robbery and end up in a western prison. The two eastern boys are having difficulty adjusting to the new life until the warden finds that Skip has a ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Poitier
Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown
Office Space (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

Director: Mike Judge
Stars: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50.000 first.

Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly
Half Baked (1998)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of three not so bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail.

Director: Tamra Davis
Stars: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Jim Breuer
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt... See full summary »

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jean Reno, Richard Berry
Analyze That (2002)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Mobster Paul Vitti is released into Dr. Ben Sobol's care, where only more chaos ensues.

Director: Harold Ramis
Stars: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Lt. Harris (as G. W. Bailey)
...
...
Leslie Barbara
...
...
George Martín
...
...
...
...
Bruce Mahler ...
Ted Ross ...
...
...
Kyle Blankes (as Brant Van Hoffman)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 March 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Police Academy  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$81,200,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The only Police Academy movie that was given an MPAA "R" rating. See more »

Goofs

Throughout most of the movie, most of the guns fired don't recoil, especially the shotguns. See more »

Quotes

[Mahoney and Thompson, both in full dress uniform, are kissing passionately before the graduation ceremony]
Cmndt. Eric Lassard: You men stop that!
[Thompson turns around, removes her cap and smiles, showing her face and long hair to Lassard]
Cmndt. Eric Lassard: Oh... OHHH! Well. That's more like it, Mahoney. Good man. Keep up the good work!
Carey Mahoney: Yes, sir!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Psycho Legacy (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

RELAX
Written by Holly Johnson (uncredited), Mark O'Toole (uncredited) and Peter Gill (uncredited)
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Courtesy of ZTT/Island Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Very funny
2 July 2002 | by (Belfast, N.Ireland) – See all my reviews

It turns out that the mayor of a city is wanting to have a better Police force and so opens up a more spaces in the Police Academy so that more people may apply. It turns out that the new applicants are a bunch of losers, wackos, and other various people that just don't fit in.

The whole film is very funny. The characters are normal but very different making them look like complete misfits against each other. But the show is stolen by G.W. Bailey who plays the mean but brilliant Lieutenant Harris.

The movie is a very funny and promising film that is lots of fun. ****


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
George Martin Murdered? Hank_McCoy
Steve Guttenberg Confirms Police Academy 8 - And He's Directing PaddyCampbell
Rank the 7 Police Academy movies.. Jules_Vincent13
Film Favorites 1-4 Warning jasoncampbell05
'They all had Johnsons' fridaynightposse
Police Academy 20th Anniversary DVD Box Set adi85
Discuss Police Academy (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?