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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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Police Academy IV  »

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$28,061,343 (USA)
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Trivia

Tony Hawk said this was the only job he was ever fired from. Most of the stunt doubles were from the Bones Brigade because their manager, former pro skater Stacy Peralta, worked as a second unit director on the film. As it turned out, Hawk was replaced as a stunt double for David Spade because he was too tall. See more »

Goofs

In the television version of the movie, Todd (Michael McManus) is thrown from the hood of a police car, and is apprehended by Callahan. Although she applies handcuffs to Todd in close-up, a wide shot reveals the handcuffs are secured around only one of his wrists, as Todd is holding the unsecured cuff in his free hand behind his back. See more »

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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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Connections

Referenced in Police Academy: The Series: Got Insurance? (1998) See more »

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It's Time To Move
Performed by The S.O.S. Band (as S.O.S. Band)
Produced by Jason Bryant
Written by Rick Boston, Eric Lowen (as Eric Lowen) and Dan Navarro
S.O.S. Band appears courtesy of Tabu Records
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Adult gags and Juvenile gags do not mix.
2 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a hard Academy movie to define. The humour is generally more smutty, keeping up the standards of the original, yet it also has awful gags about people slipping on skateboards and pidgeons secreting on policemen's shoulders. There are also jokes about farting, a sure sign of desperation. On the plus side, we see the return of G.W.Bailey as Captain Harris. That's about it on the plus side. The whole film looks rushed and is mostly set at night or on grey skied days that make it look awful. Not a pleasant film to watch. However, the public, including myself, flocked to see it. But, hey, you don't know what you're gonna get until you have paid your admission.


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