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

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Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

19 April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Akademia ruchu  »

Box Office

Gross:

$10,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

On the DVD commentary, director Neal Israel says that Michael J. Fox was originally going to play John Murray's character Dana Cannon, but executives at 20th Century-Fox balked at the idea. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Deputy Halik: So what's it going to be? Boxing? Karate? Wrestling?
Dana Cannon: Are you kidding? Look, wimp...
Amy Hopkins: [terrified] Oh, Jesus...
Dana Cannon: You come on as this big macho strong man. How about a real test of strength? How about arm wrestling?
Deputy Halik: Sounds good, Cannon. I happen to be Western Division arm wrestling champ, so don't be surprised when I break your arm in two!
Dana Cannon: Sounds fun. Come on, dickhead!
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References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

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I Got You (I Feel Good)
Performed by Arnold McCullen
Written by James Brown
Produced by Bruce Roberts and Miles Goodman
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Lame, moronic, stupid - and pleasant.
12 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Some of the supporting players get their laughs (the almost-blind old lady and the gore fan stand out). But John Murray is unfunny, unfunny, unfunny and unfunny. You WON'T wonder why he never got a starring vehicle again. As for the level of the humor, well, if the first exchange doesn't clue you in ("I got a promotion" - "Great, and I got my period"), then the second one surely will ("My doctor says I'm a hypochondriac. How can I be a hypochondriac when I'm sick all the time?"). Then again, what did you expect from the director of "Bachelor Party"? (*1/2)


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