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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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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>

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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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Trivia

G.W. Bailey's voice is noticeably lower than usual during the scene of the cadets' shooting exercise in the little western town, as G.W. was sick with the flu that day. 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

Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris: Well, well, well... I told you not to try me, boy. Stand up.
[Mahoney stands up]
Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris: Now, I want you two squad leaders to take Mr. Mahoney here, and run him until he throws up.
Cadet Kyle BlankesCadet Chad Copeland: Yes, sir.
Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris: Then, just after he throws up... run him some more.
Cadet Kyle BlankesCadet Chad Copeland: Yes, sir.
Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris: You are going to learn, Mahoney, that nobody - *nobody* - screws with me.
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I'M GONNA BE SOMEBODY
Performed by Jack Mack and the Heart Attack
Written by Max Carl and Andrew Kastner
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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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