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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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21 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Academia de Polícia 3: De Volta aos Treinos  »

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$43,579,163 (USA)
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Doug Lennox and Georgina Spelvin reprised their roles from the first film Police Academy (1984) as the main bad guy and the hooker. See more »

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When Cadet Nogata is talking to Sgt. Jones about Lt. Callahan, he refers to her as "Sgt." Callahan. See more »

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Cadet Karen Adams: You see this ear, Mahoney? It's a finely tuned crap detector.
Sgt. Carey Mahoney: Oh, and what a lovely ear it is. If I blow in it, will you follow me anywhere?
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El Bimbo
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Performed by Jean-Marc Dompierre and His Orchestra
Courtesy of Arthur Young Enterprises, Inc.
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They're "Back" and they're bad....
29 September 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While still suffering from the humor limitations of being rated PG, "Police Academy 3" has sight gags enough to make it worth watching a few times (at least more often than "Part II").

The gang's all here and trying to train a new line of cadets in their own image (poor cadets) while Lassard (Gaynes) tends to his goldfish and tools about in his modified golf cart.

Even Bobcat Goldthwait returns as Zed, this time training to be a force of good. His scenes breathe a lot of life into this affair, as he screams at doors until they fall down, terrorizes his fellow cadets, hot wires police cars with his teeth and sings at the most inopportune times.

Everyone else has at least one good scene, maybe two. And considering how many are in the cast, that leaves room for a lot of good scenes. Even Georgina Spelvin is back from the original and, bless her, she makes good, too (though not as hilarious as in the original).

This is about as good as the sequels get, so look no further for laughs than "Police Academy 3: Back in Training". Definitely Bubba Smith's finest hour.

Seven stars. Good job, officers.


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