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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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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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Release Date:

19 April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Akademia ruchu  »

Box Office

Gross:

$10,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

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: Hey, Wink, do us a favor. Try to be a normal person for the next five minutes, okay?
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References Cujo (1983) 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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