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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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Police Academy 3: Back in Training  »

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$43,579,163 (USA)
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When the governor makes his speech about closing one of the academies, note the three people in the audience directly behind him. A little girl, a lady, and a man in a tie. When he says "Isn't that true, Commandant Mauser and Commandant Lassard?", the camera supposedly pans to them (who are seated to his left). The same three audience members are somehow directly behind them too. See more »

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[Capt. Proctor accompanies Cmndt. Mauser as he observes new cadets in a line-up]
Cmndt. Mauser: ...good tall, good strong. And who might you be?
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Capt. Proctor: Fu Manchu? I don't have a Fu Manchu.
Cmndt. Mauser: I'm talking about the stir-fried shrimp from outta' town.
Capt. Proctor: Oh, he's part of an international exchange programme - here to study our methods.
Cmndt. Mauser: I'm not teaching our cadets how to use a wok.
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14 November 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Police Academy 3 (1986)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The gang is back and this time they must train some new recruits and if they fail the academy might be shut down for good. Once again, for a fan I think this film still has enough laughs be be mildly entertaining but there's no doubt this is where the series started to slip away. While there aren't as many laughs here as the previous two films the thing manages to stay alive due to the nice characters created by the cast. Guttenberg, Smith, Graf, Winslow and Leslie Easterbrook are back with Bob Goldthwait and Tim Kazurinsky returning from the second film. The movie tries to have a plot with the academy threatened to be shut down but of course this just sets up all the attempted laughs. The best moments of the movie happen as we get a semi-remake of the original film as we see the new recruits going through their training. This film only runs 83-minutes, which certainly wasn't the normal thing in 1986 so that should tell you that the screenplay doesn't go for too much.


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