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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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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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Just before Mahoney catches up with Thompson and is chastised for pranking her, there is a public address announcement, requesting that a "Lieutenant Hoffman, report immediately to the infirmary." This is a reference to cast member Brant von Hoffman (Kyle Blankes). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Carey Mahoney: Sleeping is for fags.
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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
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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. ****


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