Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)

PG  |   |  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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Release Date:

21 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Police Academy 3 - ...und keiner kann sie bremsen  »

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$43,579,163 (USA)

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Revenge of the 80's: Multiple sequels.
9 January 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Police Academy 3 (1986) The inmates are now running the asylum. Mahony and company are now instructors at the place they once attend. Running out of ideas and funny situations, the film starts to repeat (ad naseum) many of the gags and punchlines from the first two films. While new characters are being added to the series, a few old one decide to leave (for good). If you notice, the bigger the star Steve Guttenberg becomes, the lesser screen time he gets. Oh well.

Slightly recommended. If the producers have thought with their heads instead of their pocket books, they should have put this series to bed instead of dragging it out and running the series until the wheels and the engine fell off.

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