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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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When THESE cops hit the streets, even the bad guys die laughing! See more »

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23 March 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loca academia de policía  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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$81,200,000 (USA)
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According to an interview in Entertainment Weekly, Tom Hanks, Michael Keaton and Judge Reinhold were considered for the role of Mahoney. See more »

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When Hightower pushes the car over, you can see the hoist pushing it. See more »

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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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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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Bloody Good Fun
28 January 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

A Group of Wannabe's and a Doesn't Wannabe, Carey Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg) Join the Police Academy in the hope of becoming respected members of the Police Force.

There's a problem, they are with out doubt the worst bunch of wannabe's the police academy has ever seen and Carey just can't wait to get kicked out, only being there because it was the only way he could avoid jail.

Some Truly Funny Moments and lots of memorable characters, this film is a bloody good romp, that should be enjoyed by most people.

Too bad the sequels generally sucked big time!

7/10


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