The old Commandant Lassard, leader of the Police Academy (1984), goes to Florida to receive an award. In the city arrives also the cynic Captain Harris who wants to take Lassard's job. ... See full summary »
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
Shooting in Los Angeles was more expensive for this sequel than for the first film, according to Paul Maslansky. "Not because of the city officials; they provide every co-operation. It's the merchants and the property owners who can really hit you. There's so much filming going on, that they ask for a lot of money for location sites, parking, et cetera." See more »
(at around 49 mins) In this film, the Blue Oyster is located on Cowan Avenue. In the first movie, Mahoney mentions "it's on Howell". See more »
[Sargent Vinnie picks up a chocolate bar out of a rubbish bin]
Look at that. A half eaten Nestle Crunch bar. It's hardly been touched.
Vinnie, you're not gonna eat that are you?
Why, you wanna split it?
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After the Police Academy surviving the graduating class that these most unusual police cadets are in, the whole group is assigned by special request of Howard Hessemann brother of Academy Commandant George Gaynes to his precinct which has seen an outbreak of gang violence. Hessemann is looking for some new and idealistic recruits to help him out. Instead he gets these goofballs.
If Steve Guttenberg learned Courtesy, Professionalism, and Respect at the Academy it's all forgotten by him and his fellow graduates. They also get involved in departmental politics as second in command Art Metrano at the precinct wants this crew to foul up. And they do everything they can to oblige him.
Police Academy movies are a guilty pleasure of mine. They can be described as gross, vapid, stupid, puerile, and funny as all hell.
I'm so glad they wrote in George Gaynes into this film showing his graduates and how well they do in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment. There is something downright lovable about the clueless Captain Lessard whom he plays. And Art Metrano is the kind of villain you just love to hate and you just love seeing how Guttenberg and the rest get back at him in their own little ways.
The regulars are all there, Bubba Smith with that 6'7" inch frame of his, showing that size does indeed matter, Michael Winslow and that uncanny ability of sound effects, David Graf as Tackleberry who finds true love in this one with Colleen Camp. My favorite however is Marion Ramsey, little Officer Hooks with the squeaky voice. You can't help but love her.
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment may be the funniest of the series. Watch it and see if you agree.
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