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Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)

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

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21 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Police Academy III  »

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$43,579,163 (USA)
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Trivia

Bubba Smith only found out about having to wear a dress and wig when he showed up on-location to shoot the purse-snatching scene. Smith was asked to shave his moustache, but he declined, so Bubba was filmed from behind in the scene. See more »

Goofs

(at around 5 mins) 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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Spoofs Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Wounded In Love
Written by Lauren Wood and Rick Chudacoff
Performed by Lauren Wood
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Great for a Sunday afternoon...
7 February 1999 | by (Newnan, GA) – See all my reviews

In this sequel, the same slapsticks that have been used in the first two movies are apparent and that's what makes it fun to watch. Michael Winslow, who plays Jones, has once again entertained me with his vocal prowess. Also Hooks' (Marion Ramsey) timidness is easily shrouded by her tough side always saying "Don't move, dirtbag!"

Steve Guttenberg (Mahoney) didn't need to stretch his role for this one. It is still fun to watch after 13 years of it's initial release. One of a perfect movies to watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon.


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