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Release Date:
21 March 1986 (USA) See more »
The Law EnFARCEment Saga Continues! See more »
The alumni of Commandant Lassard's Police Academy (1984) return to the school to train new recruits and prevent its closure. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve Guttenberg ... Sgt. Mahoney

Bubba Smith ... Sgt. Hightower

David Graf ... Sgt. Tackleberry

Michael Winslow ... Sgt. Jones
Marion Ramsey ... Sgt. Hooks

Leslie Easterbrook ... Lt. Callahan

Art Metrano ... Comdt. Mauser

Tim Kazurinsky ... Cadet Sweetchuck

Bobcat Goldthwait ... Cadet Zed

George Gaynes ... Comdt. Lassard
Shawn Weatherly ... Cadet Adams
Scott Thomson ... Sgt. Copeland

Brant von Hoffman ... Sgt. Blanks (as Brant Van Hoffman)
Bruce Mahler ... Sgt. Fackler

Ed Nelson ... Governor Neilson

Debralee Scott ... Cadet Fackler
Lance Kinsey ... Lt. Proctor

Brian Tochi ... Cadet Nogata
Andrew Paris ... Cadet Kirkland

George R. Robertson ... Chief Hurst
Georgina Spelvin ... The Hooker
David Huband ... Cadet Hedges
R. Christopher Thomas ... Cadet Baxter #1

David James Elliott ... Cadet Baxter #2 (as David Elliott)
Arthur Batanides ... Mr. Kirkland
Jack Creley ... Mr. Bellows
Rita Tuckett ... Ms. Tyler
Chas Lawther ... Mr. Delaney
Lyn Jackson ... Ms. Click
Mary Ann Coles ... Mrs. Hurst

Sam Stone ... Cabbie
Grant Cowan ... Line-Up Room Victim
Bruce Pirie ... Line-Up Room Cop
Doug Lennox ... Axe Murderer

Theo Caesar ... Tommy (as Teddy Abner)
Susan DeRyck ... Basketball Player
Marcia Watkins ... Sarah
Pam Hyatt ... Sarah's Mother
Fran Gebhard ... Woman at Cafe
Les Nirenberg ... Man with Cigar
Gloria Summers ... Maid
Fred Livingstone ... Elderly Man
Gladys O'Connor ... Woman at Phone Booth

Elias Zarou ... Hotel Manager
Gary Flanagan ... Bartender
Pierre Berube ... Boy on Bicycle
Peter Colvey ... Gang Member #1
Alex Pauljuk ... Gang Member #2
Tye Tyukodi ... Purse Snatcher (as Anton Tyukodi)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jean Frenette ... Karate Instructor (uncredited)
Paul Maslansky ... Man #4 in Police Line-up (uncredited)

Jerry Paris ... Priest in Police Line-up (uncredited)

T.J. Scott ... Robber (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerry Paris 
Writing credits
Neal Israel (characters creator) &
Pat Proft (characters creator)

Gene Quintano (written by)

Barry W. Blaustein  characters (uncredited)
David Sheffield  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Paul Maslansky .... producer
Donald L. West .... associate producer (as Donald West)
Cinematography by
Robert Saad (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Bud Molin 
Casting by
Pamela Basker 
Fern Champion 
Production Design by
Trevor Williams 
Art Direction by
Rhiley Fuller 
Dennis Davenport (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Sean Kirby 
Costume Design by
Aleida MacDonald 
Makeup Department
Ken Brooke .... makeup artist
Albert Paradis .... hair stylist
Production Management
Suzanne Lore .... unit production manager
Jack Roe .... production manager: second unit, United States
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
M. James Arnett .... second unit director
Bill Bannerman .... third assistant director
Rocco Gismondi .... second assistant director
Bob Roe .... second assistant director: second unit, United States
Jack Roe .... first assistant director: second unit, United States
David A. Starke .... assistant director: second unit (as David Starke)
Michael Zenon .... first assistant director
Art Department
Tory Bellingham .... set dresser
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... property master (as John Berger)
Willi Holst .... scenic artist
Paul Theodore .... construction supervisor
Dan Wladyka .... assistant property master
Serge Genitempo .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Drew Struzan .... poster artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gail Clark Burch .... adr editor (as Gail Clark)
Michael Jiron .... re-recording mixer
Dale Johnston .... supervising sound editor
David Lee .... production sound mixer
Allen L. Stone .... sound re-recording mixer (as Allen Stone)
Steve Switzer .... boom operator
Richard Weaver .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Harville .... post-production sound designer (uncredited)
John Motyer .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Tom Ruff .... post-production sound mixer (uncredited)
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Arthur Langevin .... special effects technician
Eric Roberts .... special effects
Cliff Wenger .... special effects coordinator
Réal Andrews .... stunts (as Real Andrews)
Marco Bianco .... stunts
Shane Cardwell .... stunts
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunts
Peter Cox .... stunts
Phil Culotta .... stunts
Rick Forsayeth .... stunts
Johnny Goar .... stunts (as John Goar)
Romo Gorrara .... stunts
Ted Hanlan .... stunts
Ed Hellier .... stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Debbie Kirby .... stunts
Dennis Lundin .... stunts (as Denis Christensen)
Gene Mack .... stunts
Cotton Mather .... stunts
Terry McGauran .... stunts
Peter McKernan .... stunts (as Peter J. McKernan)
Dwayne McLean .... stunts
Jean-Guy Normand .... stunts (as Jean Guy Normand)
Alan Oliney .... stunt coordinator
Alan Oliney .... stunts
Branko Racki .... stunts
Alison Reid .... stunts (as Allison Reid)
Angelo Reno .... stunts
David Rigby .... stunts
Wink Roberts .... stunts
Sheila Rutanen .... stunts
Paul Rutledge .... stunts
T.J. Scott .... stunts
Brad Southworth .... stunts
Colin Steadman .... stunts
John Stoneham Sr. .... stunts (as John Stoneham)
Linda May Stricklin .... stunts
Steve W. Stricklin .... stunts
Charles A. Tamburro .... stunts (as Chuck Tamburro)
Chris Tyler .... stunts
Tye Tyukodi .... stunts
Jefferson Wagner .... stunts (as Zuma Jay)
Tony Young .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Tuck .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Angelo Colavecchia .... second assistant camera (as Angelo Colavechia)
Tony Eldridge .... best boy
Henri Fiks .... camera operator: second unit
Ron Gillham .... key grip
Ángel González .... camera operator (as Angel Gonzales)
Glen Goodchild .... best boy
Manfred Guthe .... additional photographer: second unit (as Fred Guthe)
Chris Holmes .... gaffer
Gordon Langevin .... camera operator: second unit (as Gord Langevin)
Rexford L. Metz .... camera operator: second unit, United States (as Rex Metz)
Neil Seale .... camera operator
Kerry Smart .... first assistant camera
David Whittaker .... still photographer
Michael Douglas Middleton .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Maria Armstrong .... casting: Canada
Ross Clydesdale .... casting: Canada
Mark Holub .... casting associate
Peter Lavender .... extras casting: Canada
Sue Swan .... casting coordinator (as Sue Swann)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary McCready .... costumer
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Kelly G. Crawford .... assistant film editor
Stephen R. Myers .... assistant film editor (as Stephen Myers)
Ben Williams .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Tena Clark .... musical supervisor
Don Davis .... additional orchestrator
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer (as Bobby Fernandez)
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
David Chackler .... music supervisor (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Stuart Hughes .... transportation coordinator
Greg O'Hara .... driver captain
Other crew
Benita Allen .... assistant to producer
Toni Blay .... production secretary
Howard Brandy .... unit publicist
Michael Brownstone .... location manager
Marty Epp .... paramedic
Jean Frenette .... karate expert
Dolores Morris .... assistant: Mr. Paris
Terri Mueller-Armitage .... assistant: Mr. Maslansky (as Teri Mueller)
Robert Petrovicz .... production assistant
Alexandra Raffe .... production coordinator (as Alexandra Raffé)
Wendie Siford .... production accountant
Elaine Yarish .... script supervisor
Charles A. Tamburro .... aerial coordinator/pilot (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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83 min
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A cable mechanism set up on shore was used to pull Michael Winslow and his jet ski underwater.See more »
Continuity: There is a jump cut in the scene where the German Shepherd rips Bud Kirkland's sleeve off. First, Bud catches the sleeve thrown back to him by Hightower. In the next shot, the sleeve is already back on Bud's arm.See more »
[after he is given courting lessons from Jones, Nogata visits Callahan at her room, holding a rose]
Cadet Nogata:In my country it is written: only kiss from beautiful woman can compare to a petal of a rose.
[Nogata looks at his notepad]
Cadet Nogata:Babe.
[Callahan grabs Nogata's hand firmly, pulls him into the room, then takes off his dark glasses and her glasses. Nogata stares at Callahan, somewhat scared by her aggressiveness, thinking incorrectly that he made her angry]
Lieutenant Debbie Callahan:In America, talk is cheap!
[Callahan grabs Nogata's head, falls backward onto her bed, pulling Nogata on top of her, so his face is buried in her bosom. Callahan is smiling widely]
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Revenge of the 80's: Multiple sequels., 9 January 2005

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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