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Moving Violations (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 19 April 1985 (USA)
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
Lisa Hart Carroll ...
Deputy Virginia Morris
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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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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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19 April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loca academia de conductores  »

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$10,600,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In preparation for this picture, writer-director Neal Israel went to traffic school. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when the officers are smashing up the chief's personal car, the scene begins with an overcast sky and by the end of the scene it is very sunny. See more »

Quotes

[Dana and Halik are inside the Men's room; Dana attempts to make amends with Halik by apologizing and shaking hands]
Dana Cannon: Hey, look. I think we've got off on the wrong foot, and I'm sorry. Why don't we shake hands and wipe the slate clean?
[Halik angrly shoves Dana against the wall]
Deputy Halik: [cross] Now look, mister. I'll be straight with you: I hate your ass.
Dana Cannon: Oh, come on. This has gone too far.
Deputy Halik: [furious] Shut up! I'm teaching this shithead class 'cause you got me demoted! That's right. You screwed up my ...
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Reunited
Written by Freddie Perren (as Frederick Perren) and Dino Fekaris
Bibo Music Publishers and Perren Vibes Music
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Funniest move ever!!!!!!
19 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the funniest movie I have ever seen in my life. I have never laughed so hard at a movie in my life. The movie is so stupid that it is hilarious. The characters are unforgettable and they all fit in well together to make this movie so funny. The jokes in this movie are brilliant and the acting is excellent. This is the most underrated comedy and I recommend it to anyone who wants to have some good laughs. The old lady who can't see and the hypochondriac are probably the funniest characters but Dana is really funny also. I can recite most of this movie cause I have watched it over and over again. This movie is still funny no matter how many times you watch it.


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