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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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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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Be a police officer. All you do is join the farce. 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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In the cast commentary, it's revealed that Larvell Jones was not in the original script. The part was immediately written for Michael Winslow after Hugh Wilson and the casting directors saw him open for Count Basie. See more »

Goofs

When Mahoney is parking the Trans Am, there is a Nissan Stanza with license plate VLT 406 behind the car owner and manager. When they run to see what made all the noise, the Stanza has turned into a Buick. There also appear to be empty parking spots to both sides of the Stanza, so he didn't need to wreck the Trans Am. In the next bit where the photo booth is dumped over a bridge, the same Nissan Stanza crosses the bridge and stops to avoid hitting the men from the truck. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Fackler: You move this car another inch and you're finished, mister. You hear me?
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Written by Holly Johnson (uncredited), Mark O'Toole (uncredited) and Peter Gill (uncredited)
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Courtesy of ZTT/Island Records
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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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