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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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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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$81,200,000 (USA)
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This movie was the most successful film of 1984 in Germany. See more »

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Captain Reed tells Mahoney that the Academy training is 14 weeks. When Mahoney is in Commandant Lassard's office trying to get kicked out, Lassard tells Mahoney that he promised Captain Reed that he'd keep Mahoney there the full 24 weeks. See more »

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Mrs. Fackler: You move this car another inch and you're finished, mister. You hear me?
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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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