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Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)

 -  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)  »

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Academia de Polícia 4: A Patrulha do Cidadão  »

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The shot where Zed catches the golf ball in his mouth was filmed in reverse. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, we see Harris inadvertently walk into the shower room after speaking with Mahoney. There is an immediate scream of surprise and Harris exits the room drenched. Later on in another scene with Harris, we see that the showers are in individual, unmistakable shower stalls and are a distance from the shower room door. Harris would have (1) recognized this as a shower room and (2) even if he hadn't, there's no shower head directly inside the shower room door to walk under right after entering the room as Harris evidently did. See more »

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Capt. Thaddeus Harris: Citizens On Patrol. What a joke. You know what C.O.P. really stands for Proctor?
Proctor: No sir what?
Capt. Thaddeus Harris: Collection Of Pissants.
[Proctor laughs]
Capt. Thaddeus Harris: That's not funny Proctor.
Proctor: No sir.
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Referenced in Police Academy: The Series: Pilot (1997) See more »

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Marines' Hymn
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Music by Jacques Offenbach from "Geneviève de Brabant"
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Citizens on Patrol
22 July 2008 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

So I watched Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol last night, the one thing I really noticed here on IMDb is that the ratings just keep going down after each movie. But I still wanted to see them and judge for myself, I loved the first Police Academy, the second and third are cheesy, but they were fun still. Now onto Citizens on Patrol, I honestly liked this film, I know it was cheesy and cliché, but with G.W. Baily back in his game, you can't go wrong. Again, one of the things that surprised me is that they've been able to get the same cast back over and over again, we also have two of my new favorite characters: Zed and Sweetchuck. It was great to have the old gang back together, even if the movie needed a little work, they still made the movie very enjoyable.

The Police Academy is given a new assignment, there is a new program called C.O.P., Citizens on Patrol, taking regular people off the streets and turning them into cops. Mahony has taken a few misfit punks off the street and made them join, there's an old lady, there's the average or less then average people in the program as well. But Captain Harris hates this program and will do anything to shut it down, but when there is a jail outbreak, he may just have to rely on the C.O.P. program to help him out.

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol has it's good laughs here and there. I always love to watch the jokes the gang plays on someone, my favorite this time was how they super glued the mega phone onto Harris's lips. I would recommend this if you are looking for a couple laughs, I think people are bing a little too harsh on these films. They're the Police Academy sequels, they're light hearted and fun, they're meant to just relax and laugh for a bit at the stupid stuff. But I did feel like this is the weakest I have seen so far out of the sequels, it could have had more laughs, but it is worth the watch.

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