Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  3 April 1987 (USA)
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The misfit Police Academy (1984) graduates now are assigned to train a group of civilian volunteers to fight crime once again plaguing the streets.



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A new batch of recruits arrives at Police Academy, this time a group of civilian volunteers who have joined Commandant Lassard's new Citizens on Patrol program. Although the community relations project has strong governmental support, a disgusted Captain Harris is determined to see it fail. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Take off with the original cast... and some new civilian recruits as they take to the streets and the skies to fight crime. See more »


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3 April 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loca academia de policía 4: Los ciudadanos se defienden  »

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Zed: [Referring to his watch] Mickey! He's Dead! He killed him!
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Citizens On Patrol
Performed by Michael Winslow and The L.A. Dream Team
Produced by Steve Tyrell
Written by Mike Stuart and Arthur Funaro
The L.A. Dream Team appears courtesy of MCA Records
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not funny
7 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Commandant Lassard creates a new program Citizens on Patrol. Of course, Captain Harris is against the idea and works to undermine it as the temporary commander. Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg) and the gang have to train the ragtag group of new citizen recruits. The newcomers include elderly Lois Feldman (Billie Bird), Laura who likes Zed, skateboarders Kyle (David Spade) and Arnie. Reporter Claire Mattson (Sharon Stone) is doing a story on the program.

The franchise is tired. The old gang isn't doing anything particularly funny. The new people aren't given great material. Laura and Zed could have been good but everything else sucks. Even the return of Harris can't save this. None of this is funny.

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