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Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 3 April 1987 (USA)
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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Police Academy IV  »

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$28,061,343 (USA)
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Trivia

Bobcat Goldthwait and Tim Kazurinsky were brought on board at the last minute to replace Bruce Mahler (Fackler), who was dropped from the film due to negotiations falling apart over his pay. Also as a result of this, the Fackler character ended up being omitted from Police Academy: The Series (1988), and the comic book. See more »

Goofs

(at around 11 mins) When Mrs. Kirkland pulls Bud by the hair, Bud's voice can be heard reacting, but his mouth does not move. See more »

Quotes

Zed: Gene, Gene made a machine, and Joe, Joe made it go. Art, Art blew a fart and blew the whole damn thing apart.
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Spoofs The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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Dancin' Up A Storm
Performed by Stacy Lattisaw
Produced by Jellybean Benítez (as Jellybean)
Written by Sandy Sherman and Janis Liebhart (as Janice Liebhart)
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22 June 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The police academy misfits are trying to help make Commandant Lassard's "Citizens on Patrol" neighborhood watch program work. Jealous Captain Harris does everything he can to make sure it fails. Most of the gang is here and likable as usual. Glad to see G.W. Bailey back from the first movie. Oddly, Art Metrano's sidekick from the last two sequels is still in this and is now Bailey's sidekick. I actually think it works better this way. Film debut of David Spade as a skateboarding recruit. Sharon Stone plays the requisite pretty woman Steve Guttenberg works his charms on. Love the '80s fads and clothing. The series is running on empty here but there are still some funny parts here and there. Bobcat Goldthwait gets most of the best lines. This was the last of the series to feature Bobcat or Guttenberg. The series really shouldn't have tried to continue without them.


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