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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

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

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 <sderby@sdeco.com>

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What the creators of "Police Academy" did for law enforcement is nothing compared to what they're doing to traffic school! See more »

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Comedy

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Release Date:

19 April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Akademia ruchu  »

Box Office

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$10,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie's trailer contains scenes and dialogue not seen in the finished film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dana Cannon: [coming into classroom as if he were the instructor] All right people, settle down, take your seats, thank you...
[to kid wearing red shirt]
Dana Cannon: That means you too, Red.
[to black man with dredlocks]
Dana Cannon: Hey man, I've got all your albums, you're the greatest! All right, everybody stand up, please! Everybody up, c'mon!
[to Wink Barnes, who refuses]
Dana Cannon: You! In the back! You waiting for a special invitation?
Wink Barnes: [leaning back in his chair] You talkin' to me?
Dana Cannon: Yes, you too! Uppity-up-up-up!
[he rises]
[...]
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References Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »

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Moving Violations
Performed by Nona Hendryx
Written by Bruce Roberts
Courtesy of RCA Records
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a classic 80s funny joytrip
13 September 2005 | by (atl) – See all my reviews

I am not sure why this one gets rated so bad and it seems that it never got any publicity, but the movie was good for what it was made to be. It is too absurd to be realistic and that just helps it. I've laughed so many times during it that really, i would recommend it.

Think of it as the naked gun series meets super troopers. It has certain priceless moments such as "the Doc" scenes which are guaranteed to make you fall on the floor.

It is not a serious movie and if you are looking for some deep story line, you won't find it (i feel the need to highlight that). Simple down to earth fun like only the 80s can deliver.

Don't bring popcorn, you might choke on it :)

7/10


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