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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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This movie's been clocked at 55 laughs per minute! See more »




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Release Date:

19 April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Akademia ruchu  »

Box Office


$10,600,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Neal Israel:  As a commuter. See more »


When Dana Cannon is at the front of the class posing as the instructor on the first night of traffic school, the name "Thomas Jefferson" scribbled on the blackboard behind him changes repeatedly between shots. See more »


Dana Cannon: [whining] Dad, are we there yet? I'm hungry.
Deputy Halik: Shut up!
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References Scarface (1983) See more »


Dana and Amy's Theme
Written by Chris Boardman
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13 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the funniest movies i've ever seen. Laugh out loud funny.

The only way you wouldn't enjoy this movie is if you're some stuck up elitist prick who only likes movies with subtitles or lame crap that the Oscar's usually gush over.

If you actually have a sense of humor you will bust a gut while watching this movie, especially the big chase scene at the end.

Decent Cast with Jennifer Tilly, Stacy Keech, Sally Kellerman, Fred Willard and starring Bill Murray's brother!

Great 80's flick, if i had to compare it to another movie, i'd say Mark Harmon's 80's flick Summer School is kinda similar.

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