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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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Academia de Polícia 2: A Primeira Missão  »

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Tim Kazurinsky was originally only to appear in the opening scene. But director Jerry Paris enjoyed the chemistry between Kazurinsky and Bobcat Goldthwait so the character of Sweetchuck was created during filming. See more »

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When Sweetchuck approaches the automatic teller machine during the opening credits, seen on the wall are shadows of the gang members awaiting their cue to enter the camera frame. See more »

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Sgt. Vinnie: You know, next to lunch and dinner, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Aw, jeez. Bunky? Bunky? How many times I gotta tell ya? The litter box, the litter box!
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Referenced in Bobcat Goldthwait: You Don't Look the Same Either. (2012) See more »

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Johnny Get The Handcuffs
Performed, Written & Produced by Moon Martin
Published by Rockslam Music & Bug Music
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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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