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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The year is 1984 and the mayoress has removed set personal criteria form the requirements to join the police force. No longer is sex, weight, height and orientation a factor. This now allows for an insurgence of people applying. The Police Academy series follows a select group of misfits in their quest to become police men and women. The first film of the series follows these misfits in their time at the Police Academy. The main focus is on a petty criminal called Mahoney. Mahoney is busted for criminal damage and as punishment is forced to go to Police Academy. Mahoney initially feels that this isn't the right place for him and he makes it his mission to be thrown out as he is not allowed to quit. As the classes go by and the training exercises are played out, Mahoney soon realizes that he is actually enjoying the academy and does want to become a police officer. We are also introduced to the gun maniac Tackelberry, the very tall Hightower, voluptuous Callahan, squeaky Hooks, human ... Written by SofaWatch

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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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23 March 1984 (USA)  »

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Policijska akademija  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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$81,200,000 (USA)
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Though Doug Lennox's character is listed in the end credits as 'Main Bad Guy', the script refers to the character as 'S.O.B.'. See more »

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When the man with the feather in his hat takes Blankes and Copeland's guns during the riot, their names are clearly printed on the butt of the guns. However, when he raises one of the guns to put it in Lt. Harris' face, there is nothing printed on the butt. See more »

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Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris: Then, Mahoney, my little pissant... you are out of the Academy forever. Get your stuff, and get out. Too bad, so sad, bye-bye.
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Referenced in Short Circuit (1986) See more »

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WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW
Written by Gerry Goffin (uncredited) and Carole King (uncredited)
Performed by The Shirelles
Courtesy of K-Tel Entertainment, Inc.
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Guilty pleasure!
5 April 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I don't know what got to me. This evening, I went to the video store and got this one. I first saw it back in the 80's. Now let's not go nuts and call this the best comedy of all times. But it's still a pretty decent one (or indecent if you prefer!). The movie is generally funny, the characters are likable, and it's filmed in Toronto! I was surprised to realize that with the first scene showing the Toronto skyline. Some scenes are very funny, especially the one with George Gaynes (Commandant Lassard). Ah! the podium scene! So funny! Pea-brain humor, but good pea-brain humor!

Out of 100, I gave it 71. That's good for ** out of ****.

Seen in Toronto, on April 5th, 2003.


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