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Moving Violations (1985)

 -  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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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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A crash course in traffic school. See more »

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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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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In the beginning of the film, where Deputies Halik and Morris ride off into the street on their motorcycles, there are two freeways signs noting "Birch Fwy". These were placards placed over the actual freeway signs, noting Harbor Freeway, in which the Los Angeles Police Department had ordered the placards to be immediately removed after the scenes were filmed. See more »

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Dana, when he gets on the bus with the plants. See more »

Quotes

[Upon seeing the wrecked track, caused by Scott and rigged by Halik, the class automatically fails the course; The class walks from the course feeling devastated]
Spencer Popadophalos: We didn't do so hot.
Dana Cannon: How about "We all failed"?
Joan Pudillo: My God, we're never gonna drive again.
Scott Greeber: I don't believe it.
Jeff Roth: That's it. My Dad's coming back in town tomorrow. I'm dead
[Halik and Morris approaches]
Deputy Halik: Too bad. Tough break. If I were you, I'd get used to public transportation.
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I Can't Drive 55
Written and Performed by Sammy Hagar
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No violation, except for it's students, in a traffic school of laughs
21 August 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

In a year that saw a trio of Police Academy type movies, here's one underscored comedy that's a potpouri of laughs and that's what makes good comedies. The script has a lot of awesome lines, in a story about a group of delinquent drivers who are assigned back to traffic school (we've all been there) where the two sour tutors cops (one of them James Keach) who Murray gets off on the wrong foot with at the start, just happen to be corrupt. Troublemaker and head delinquent, John Murray is the magic to the film, to be honest with ya, with an average performance. The others are better. I would of liked to see him in other films, though. His reason for getting thrown back into traffic school is a joke, as another repeating student, who hits a coffin with a puppet stage, propelling it into a freshly dug hole. A half blinded old woman creates side splitting laughter at the start ending up an airport tarmac instead of another road, and the hilarity goes on. The series of accidents, that explains their reasons for ending up at traffic school at the start, is formatted the same way as in that other comedy, Stewardess School, which I openly admit, was a bit funnier than this. All these students too have their cars impounded, by the way, where they have to pay a hefty fee, without a certain period or their cars get auctioned off, as quoted by a ruthless female judge, (Kellerman who's secretly doing Keach). What was great about this, when I first saw it and now, was just watching bitter rivals Murray and Keach go at each other. This movie is one of those infectious ones of cheap laughs, that really doesn't it's flavor or humor ratio. If a fan of these type films, this is an 85' one to see, where laughs are constant without. Jennifer Tilly, (Meg's sister0 not big back then, is cute as one of the students, who's scene with Murray in a gravity chamber is unforgettable, as is the last scene, which is I guess a kind of cruel de jav u of bad luck. Funny, funny, fuuuuu-ny.


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