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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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3 April 1987 (USA)  »

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Police Academy IV  »

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$28,061,343 (USA)
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Trivia

This was Steve Guttenberg's last appearance as Mahoney, until his announced return to the franchise three decades later in Police Academy: Next Generation. See more »

Goofs

(at around 43 mins) When Harris and Proctor enter The Blue Oyster, Proctor acts like he is unfamiliar with the venue. This is despite the fact that in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Proctor recited the bar's street address from memory, while in Police Academy 3: Back in Training, a naked Proctor stumbled into the same building while trying to hide. See more »

Quotes

Zed: [Referring to his watch] Mickey! He's Dead! He killed him!
Laura: I'm sure the academy will pay for it.
Zed: No, you don't understand. It's like a sentimental thing. It was the last thing I stole before joining the academy.
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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Winning Streak
Written and Performed by Garry Glenn
Produced by Steve Tyrell and Garry Glenn
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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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