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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 29 March 1985 (USA)
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 outweigh any shortcomings, but are they ready to do battle with a band graffiti daubing terrorists? Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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Watch out! They've got to clean up the worst crime district in the world. But that's no problem. They're the worst police force in the universe. See more »

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$7,600,000 (estimated)

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$55,500,000 (USA)
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(at around 1h 4 mins) At one point, Schtulman says "we do what Baretta would do". Art Metrano (Mauser) guest starred on 4 episodes of Baretta (1975). Howard Hesseman (Pete), Sandy Ward (Sistrunk), Gerrit Graham (Ace from Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)) and George Gaynes' wife Allyn Ann McLerie each made a guest appearance on Baretta also. See more »

Goofs

(at around 43 mins) When Pete Lassard confronts one of the gang members in the alley, the gang member's voice is heard mocking Lassard, but the gang member's mouth does not move. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Mauser: You're not playing with a full deck, are you?
Sergeant Proctor: Oh, I don't play cards.
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The only decent sequel to the original
11 October 2014 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

The first "Police academy" wasn't exactly the most intellectual or most endearing of films. It did however provide a good fun and was a box office success. It grossed over 100 million dollars , so a sequel wasn't really a surprise. I don't really think that there was any potential to make a good comedy series here , but that's Hollywood. They should stop with this one. The rest movies of the series are just embarrassing.

"Police academy 2: Their first assignment" takes the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach. It was quickly rushed into production to capitalize on the successful first film. This movie is rated PG-13 and it's kinda sad that they toned down the raunchy humor and crude manners. It's obviously not as fresh or funny as the original , but it has it's moments.

Jerry Paris replaces Hugh Wilson as the director and there are new writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. The score is once again by Robert Folk. The old characters are back - Mahoney, Tackleberry, Hightower, Hooks, Fackler, Jones, and Commandant Lassard. We are introduced to an array of new characters such as Lt. Mauser , Proctor , Pete Lassard , Sweetchuck , Zed , Vinnie and Kirkland. The filmmakers sure had the knack for creating memorable funny characters. Bobcat Goldthwait is sometimes funny and sometimes annoying with his nervous voice and ticks. Peter Van Norden shines as the gross-out cop who eats anything and Tim Kazurinsky is just adorable as the unlucky merchant. Other characters both old and new are also entertaining.

The best jokes ? The opening of this film having a guy locking up his store , Michael Winslow's Bruce Lee impersonation , forced anal inspection , Sweetchuck constantly terrorized by Zed, the subplot with Tackleberry finding the girl of his dreams. If you liked the first one you should have some fun with this one too. Everything else is practically the same, and more of it.

The thing about this movie as compared to the sequels is that this one is funny (at least sometimes). After this one the movies went completely downhill. I give it 4/10.


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