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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 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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Box Office

Budget:

$7,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,675,896 (USA) (31 March 1985)

Gross:

$55,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

In an interview prior to the start of production, David Graf said that he would not mind doing a series of Police Academy movies. "I'd do it strictly for the money. (Wife) Kathy and I went to a party at Hugh Wilson's, and it was all very ritzy, with valet parking, caviar, champagne, all that, and while we were there, surrounded by all that luxury, Kathy and I were talking about how we were going to pay the gas bill. The gas company had told us they were going to discontinue service the next day. I don't want to be in that position again. So, yes, I would do a series of Police Academies - for money." True to his word, Graf went on to appear in all seven of the original Police Academy movies. See more »

Goofs

(at around 46 mins) When Jones jumps up on the loading dock in the karate fight scene, he is wearing his gunbelt. In subsequent shots, he is not wearing the gunbelt. It is not shown on the dock where it would have been if he had removed it prior to the fight. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Mauser: Hey, wait a minute! My hands are stuck with my head! What the fuck?
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Soundtracks

Thin Ice
Performed by Pam Tillis
Written by Tena Clark (as Tena R. Clark) & Wayne Perkins
Produced by Tena Clark (as Tena R. Clark)
Published by Catdaddy Music
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Classic crumb-gathering sequel
30 October 2008 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

This is a weary sequel (and there are still five more to go!). In the grand tradition of follow-ups, the basic formula is repeated in a different setting. Naturally, the graduates of the academy are more likely to fall in with the undesirables of Pete Lasard's precinct especially since the insane urban warlord Zed (Bob Goldthwait, a sort of unkempt Giovanni Ribisi) is little more than that. The usual political machinations are supplied by Art Metrano as the snide Lt Mauser and plenty of jokes are recycled, in case you didn't get them last time. And no, the extraordinary sound machine Jones (Michael Winslow) doesn't actually speak in this one either. 3/10


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