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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  29 March 1985 (USA)
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When a new gang moves into town it's up to the screwball police team to stop them.

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Mahoney and friends have graduated from the Police Academy (1984) and are issued with their first assignments. As before, their cheerfulness and devotion to duty outweighs any shortcomings, but are even they ready to do battle with a band graffiti daubing terrorists? Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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The original director of this film was fired and replaced with Jerry Paris. See more »

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When Mauser is thrown outside nude in public, you can briefly see his white underwear. However, this is applicable only to the open-matte full-screen transfer for the home video release. When presented in its original aspect ratio, this detracting detail is not visible. See more »

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[after seeing his cat pooped in the cereal]
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Mahoney: [shocked] I'm on a diet.
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Living off of the original
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The city is crumbling. The worst precinct is run by Pete Lassard (Howard Hesseman). He is given 6 recruits by his brother from the police academy; Carey Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg), Hightower (Bubba Smith), Tackleberry (David Graf), Larvell Jones (Michael Winslow), Doug Fackler (Bruce Mahler), and squeaky voice Laverne Hooks (Marion Ramsey). Meanwhile Lt. Mauser (Art Metrano) is sabotaging their efforts in a bid to get the Captain's job. Bobcat Goldthwait plays the gang leader Zed.

This is mostly unfunny. There are some slapstick fun, but it's all very fleeting. Gluing Mauser's hair was one of those moments, but it feels like it's living off of the original's goodwill. I did find that the recruits are too scattered. There is some great comradery about everybody forced together in the original. As for Bobcat, I'm fine with his ridiculous character. It fits the movie. The problem is a basic need for more funny laughs.


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