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Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  21 March 1986 (USA)
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The alumni of Commandant Lassard's Police Academy (1984) return to the school to train new recruits and prevent its closure.

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When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better his odds, but things don't quite turn out as expected... Written by Mark J. Popp <mjpopp@spots.ab.ca>

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An open-and-shut case of nonstop laughter. See more »

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21 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Academia de Polícia 3: De Volta aos Treinos  »

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It took Leslie Easterbrook (Callahan) four hours just to learn how to start one of the jet skis for the final chase scene. See more »

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When Proctor says, "Sir, the committee..." his lips don't move. See more »

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Lieutenant Debbie Callahan: You had impressive moves for a cadet.
Cadet Nogata: Thank you. You see, it's a matter of the mind being mightier than the bosom.
Lieutenant Debbie Callahan: Interesting theory.
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Spoofs Psycho (1960) See more »

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Performed by Jean-Marc Dompierre and His Orchestra
Courtesy of Arthur Young Enterprises, Inc.
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To Save The Old Alma Mater
15 September 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Police Academy films are a weakness of mine, they are stupid, vapid, idiotic and funny as all hell. I do so love these characters and they are in top form as the goofball graduates from the first Academy come back to save their alma mater.

It seems that budget constraints have forced Governor Ed Nelson to close one of the two Police Academies. The first one is run by clueless Commandant Lassard as played by George Gaynes. The second is a discipline factory run by the nemesis of the graduates from the second Police Academy movie, Sergeant Mauser, played with relish by Art Metrano now a commandant of that Academy.

So a contest is to be held to see which one stays open and our regulars, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow, Marion Ramsey, David Graf, and Leslie Esterbrook go back to help the captain they made life hell for as cadets.

When you think about it, are the Police Academy movies any different than the classic Keystone Kops? A lot of the same gags are used and a lot more of them that could never have been got away with back in those days. But the idea is the same, an irreverence for law enforcement in the funniest way.

These are not films to write elegant tomes about, they are films to laugh whatever part of your anatomy off you want.


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