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Release Date:
23 March 1984 (USA) See more »
Be a police officer. All you do is join the farce. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve Guttenberg ... Carey Mahoney

Kim Cattrall ... Karen Thompson

G.W. Bailey ... Lt. Harris (as G. W. Bailey)

Bubba Smith ... Moses Hightower

Donovan Scott ... Leslie Barbara

George Gaynes ... Commandant Lassard
Andrew Rubin ... George Martín

David Graf ... Tackleberry

Leslie Easterbrook ... Sgt. Callahan

Michael Winslow ... Larvell Jones

Debralee Scott ... Mrs. Fackler
Bruce Mahler ... Doug Fackler

Ted Ross ... Captain Reed

Scott Thomson ... Chad Copeland

Brant von Hoffman ... Kyle Blankes (as Brant Van Hoffman)
Marion Ramsey ... Laverne Hooks
Georgina Spelvin ... Hooker
Doug Lennox ... Main Bad Guy

George R. Robertson ... Chief Hurnst

Don Lake ... Mr. Wig
Bill Lynn ... Parking Lot Manager

Michael J. Reynolds ... Office Executive
Joyce Gordon ... Mrs. Thompson
Don Payne ... Barber
Bruce McFee ... Supply Clerk
Beth Amos ... Little Old Lady
Araby Lockhart ... Mrs. Lassard
Barry Greene ... Cadet with Hat

Gary Farmer ... Sidewalk Store Owner
Josef Field ... Blue Oyster Dancer
Gary Colwell ... Blue Oyster Dancer
James Bearden ... Driver (as Jim Bearden)
Fred Brigham ... Street Punk

Marco Bianco ... Tough
Ted Hanlan ... Tough
F. Braun McAsh ... Tough (as Braun McAsh)
Rob Watson ... Tough
Roger Dunn ... Booking Sergeant
Wally Bondarenko ... Officer
J. Winston Carroll ... Officer
David Clement ... Officer
George E. Zeeman ... Officer (as George Zeeman)
Gino Marrocco ... Arresting Cop
Gene Mack ... Street Thug
Bob Collins ... Drill Instructor
Danny Pawlick ... Pool Hall Man
Ruth Sisberg ... Mayor
Peter Cox ... Bar Patron

Danny Lima ... Bar Patron
Dwayne McLean ... Bar Patron
Brent Meyer ... Bar Patron
Carole Alderson ... Martín's Lady
Suzanne Barker ... Martín's Lady
Kimberley Boorman ... Martín's Lady
Jayne Broughton ... Martín's Lady
Julie McLeod ... Martín's Lady
Karen Robyn ... Martín's Lady
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James D. Brown ... Hippie Recruit with Sunglasses (uncredited)

Charles W. Gray ... Weird Waiter (uncredited)
Kay Hawtrey ... Surprise Party Lady (uncredited)
Dar Robinson ... Menacing Thug in Plaid (uncredited)

T.J. Scott ... Tough (uncredited)

Hugh Wilson ... Angry Driver (uncredited)
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Directed by
Hugh Wilson 
Writing credits
Neal Israel (screenplay) &
Pat Proft (screenplay) and
Hugh Wilson (screenplay)

Neal Israel (story) &
Pat Proft (story)

Produced by
Paul Maslansky .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Folk 
Cinematography by
Michael D. Margulies (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Brown 
Zach Staenberg 
Casting by
Pamela Basker 
Fern Champion 
Production Design by
Trevor Williams 
Art Direction by
Dennis Davenport (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Steve Shewchuk 
Costume Design by
Christopher Ryan 
Makeup Department
Ken Brooke .... makeup artist
James D. Brown .... hair stylist (as James Brown)
Production Management
James Margellos .... production manager (as Jim Margellos)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Flower .... second assistant director
Rocco Gismondi .... second assistant director
Allan Harmon .... second assistant director
Michael Zenon .... first assistant director
Art Department
Guenter Bartlik .... scenic artist
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... property master (as John Berger)
Chris Biden .... property assistant
Neil Grocutt .... construction supervisor
I.R. McEune .... head painter (as I. R. McEune)
Paul Theodore .... head carpenter
Serge Genitempo .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Drew Struzan .... poster artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Paul B. Clay .... adr editor (as Paul Clay)
John M. Colwell .... sound editor (as John Colwell)
Alan Holly .... adr mixer
Alan Holly .... foley mixer
William Hooper .... sound editor
Anthony Ippolito .... supervising sound editor
Dave Kulczycki .... assistant sound editor (as David Kulczycki)
David Lee .... production sound mixer
Don MacDougall .... rerecording mixer
John L. Mack .... rerecording mixer (as John Mack)
Stanley Paul .... sound editor (as Stan Paul)
Robert R. Rutledge .... foley editor (as Bob Rutledge)
Steve Switzer .... boom operator
Richard Tyler .... rerecording mixer
Ron Scelza .... sound: second unit (uncredited)
Don White .... adr recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Gene Grigg .... special effects consultant
Roger Hansen .... special effects
Neil Trifunovich .... special effects
Buzz Bundy .... stunts
Joe Dunne .... stunt coordinator
Debbie Kirby .... stunts (as Debra Kirby)
Julius LeFlore .... stunts (as Julius Leflor)
Denver Mattson .... stunts
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Angelo Reno .... stunts
Wink Roberts .... stunts
Dar Robinson .... stunts
Celia Bond .... stunts (uncredited)
Carol Daniels .... stunts (uncredited)
Danny Lima .... stunts (uncredited)
Branko Racki .... stunts (uncredited)
George Marshall Ruge .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Eldridge .... best boy
Ron Gillham .... key grip
Glen Goodchild .... best boy
Chris Holmes .... gaffer
Peter Luxford .... camera operator
Joachim Martin .... assistant camera
Robert Saad .... additional photography
Shin Sugino .... still photographer
Pat Williams .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Kemp .... wardrobe (as Lynda Kemp)
Larry S. Wells .... wardrobe (as Larry Wells)
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Howard Heard .... assistant film editor
Robert Raring .... color timer
Ben Williams .... apprentice film editor
Terry Kelley .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor (as Doug Lackey)
Paula Spang .... music coordinator
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jim Kennedy .... transportation coordinator
Craig S. Kohne .... driver captain (as Craig Kohne)
Other crew
Benita Allen .... production assistant
Michael Brownstone .... location manager
Penelope Hynam .... script supervisor
Patricia Johnson .... publicist
Christopher Kroll .... production assistant
Ron Kurelo .... police and weapons training
Suzanne Lore .... production coordinator
Andrea Poulis .... production secretary
Rocky Thompson .... police and weapons training
Donald L. West .... production accountant (as Don West)
Curtis Carlin .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Lyn Lucibello .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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96 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Was filmed in forty days.See more »
Continuity: The patches on Mahoney's shirt switch sides and then disappear while he is talking to Captain Reed after being arrested.See more »
Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris:[Mahoney and Blankes are in Lt.Harris' office due to Barbara throwing the first punch at Copeland via lunch tray. Harris is cleaning his stick] Who threw the first punch? That's all I want to know.
Cadet Kyle Blankes:[before Mahoney can answer] Barbara did.
Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris:Barbara?
Cadet Kyle Blankes:That's right.
Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris:Then he's out of here. Him and his queer dog.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Castle: Knockdown (#3.13)" (2011)See more »


What is the tango music played in the Blue Oyster Bar?
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32 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
A laugh riot!, 26 April 2000
Author: jhaggardjr from Chicago, Illinois

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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