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Police Academy (1984)

 -  Comedy  -  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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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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When attending his audition, Steve Guttenberg wore an old police shirt belonging to his father, who was himself a New York City police officer. See more »

Goofs

When the girls are following George Martín by the fire at the beach party, the third girl in line appears again as the sixth girl in line, although in the later shot she appears with more clothing than in the earlier shot. This is because the scene is cut up into several shots in editing and shown in the wrong order. The second shot featuring this girl is the beginning and the first shot is the end of the same take. See more »

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[Mahoney and Thompson, both in full dress uniform, are kissing passionately before the graduation ceremony]
Cmndt. Eric Lassard: You men stop that!
[Thompson turns around, removes her cap and smiles, showing her face and long hair to Lassard]
Cmndt. Eric Lassard: Oh... OHHH! Well. That's more like it, Mahoney. Good man. Keep up the good work!
Carey Mahoney: Yes, sir!
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Edited into Police Academy: The Series: Team Tack (1998) See more »

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SHE'S IN MY CORNER
Performed by Jack Mack and the Heart Attack
Written by Max Carl and Andrew Kastner
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A laugh riot!
26 April 2000 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

During my spring break in 1984, I went up to Michigan to see some of my relatives. One day while I was up there I went to see "Police Academy" with my mom, my grandma, and a cousin. Before we saw this, I remembered Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert gave this movie no stars. I also remembered Ebert reviewing this movie on his show "At The Movies" with his late partner Gene Siskel (this was before their show went nationwide and was retitled "Siskel & Ebert"). Ebert summed up "Police Academy" in one short sentence: "IT IS BAD!!!" And Siskel agreed with him. But I went to see this movie anyway and to this day I'm glad that I did. "Police Academy" made me laugh my head off. After the movie was over I said it was the funniest movie since "Airplane!" This movie was so funny I went to see it a second time over Memorial Day weekend 1984 with a friend of mine here in Chicago. "Police Academy" still makes me laugh to this day. It's too bad the sequels didn't live up to this, the original. The second, third, and fourth movies in the series were marginally funny. The fifth and sixth movies were less funny and the series started to wear out its welcome. I've never seen the seventh movie "Mission to Moscow" but I heard it's a stinker. So I'm sticking with the first movie because it's the funniest.

**** (out of four)


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