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Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 21 March 1986 (USA)
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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$43,579,163 (USA)
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This film marks the last time Kyle Blanks and Mrs. Fackler appear in the franchise. It also contains the only movie appearance for cadets Hedges and Karen Adams. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 13 mins) When Proctor and Mauser are trying to get back into the overturned boat, you can see the top of a crew member's head on the backside of the boat holding the boat for them. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Larvelle Jones: [speaking as though he is an actor in a Japanese martial-arts film being overdubbed in English by moving his mouth when not speaking] At this time... I would like to introduce... to all of you... my instructor... the man who taught me... how to fight.
[throws a straight punch, then continues the same way]
Sgt. Larvelle Jones: Please welcome... if you will... Sgt. John Turney.
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Connections

Followed by Police Academy: The Series (1997) See more »

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Luv Got Me Dancen On My Kneez
Written by Coati Mundi (as Andy Hernandez)
Performed by Kid Creole and The Coconuts (as Kid Creole & The Coconuts)
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Basically the same thing as one and two combined.
12 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Yes, combine the first two movies take away most of the cussing and raunchy jokes and you have the start of the very stale Police Academy sequels. I enjoyed the first two films, and I will say this one had some laughs, but way to much wrong with it to be considered even an okay film. The only redeeming factor is that once again G.W. Bailey is absent and the more funnier Mauser is in this one with his assistant Proctor. They made for most of the humor and Mauser's absence in the next film stands out to me. The story has two police academies in an area and one of them is to be shut down. Mauser is in charge of one, and granted how did he get an academy since the last movie is a rather good question. One wonders is this supposed to be a sequel and for the most part other than this strange turn it seems to be. Most of the jokes have been done, Bobcat is back and you wonder why. He was good in the last movie, in this one his presence is overkill. I thought how Mahoney in the first film got into the academy there is no way Bobcat could have. So all in all the start of very weak sequels and you will begin to know the jokes by heart.


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