Moving Violations (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  19 April 1985 (USA)
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The goofy students of a remedial drivers education class find themselves butting heads with their abusive police instructors.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Murray ...
Dana Cannon
Amy Hopkins
Deputy Halik
Scott Greeber
Wink Barnes
Clara Peller ...
Emma Jean
Joan Pudillo
Mrs. Loretta Houk
Terrence 'Doc' Williams
Deputy Virginia Morris
Nadine Van der Velde ...
Stephanie McCarty
Ben Mittleman ...
Spencer Popadophalos
Victor Campos ...
Raoul Bienveneda
Jeff Roth (as Willard Pugh)
Judge Nedra Henderson


A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean. Mistreated by inept and cruel police instructors, a smart-alecky teen leads the group in revenge against their tormentors. Written by Steve Derby <>

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From the creators of "Police Academy". See more »




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Release Date:

19 April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Akademia ruchu  »

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$10,600,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Robert Conrad accepted the role of Police Chief in this film because he regretted not taking the role of Commandant Lassard in Police Academy (1984), which was co-written by Neal Israel. See more »


When Joan Pedilo loses control of her car, bowling balls go crashing through the back window. The police impound her car and when Joan's car is released from impound, the window is back to normal. As the chief drives by the long line of cars pulled over just before the end credits roll, the window is broken out again. See more »


Deputy Halik: I got my promotion.
Deputy Virginia Morris: I got my period.
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References Tightrope (1984) See more »


I Can't Drive 55
Written and Performed by Sammy Hagar
WB Music Corp. and The Nine Music
Courtesy of Geffen Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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One of the best comedies you've never heard of .............
6 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you would like to wow your friends with a 1980s comedy that they probably have never heard of, then look no further than "Moving Violations". This movie has a cast of pedigreed comedians, including Fred Willard, Jennifer Tilly, and Sally Kerrerman. The lead goes to John Murray, brother of Bill Murray. His performance is far from unique, as it clearly mimics Bill Murray and John Belushi. In fact "Moving Violations" has certain scenes that seem to have been influenced by "Animal House, and "The Blues Brothers". Overlook these minor annoyances and be mesmerized by the rapid fire gags which make time fly by with maximum laughs. If you admire any of the above films or actors, this is a must see. - MERK

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