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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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Trivia

This movie features the final appearance of the Mimico Lunatic Asylum in the franchise. The iconic location was used as the Academy campus in the first, third and fourth films. See more »

Goofs

During the climactic chase scene at the air show, several lines of dialogue are heard for a number of different characters, although their mouths are not seen moving. See more »

Quotes

Laura: Oh, Zed. Do you think when this is all over we will still see each other?
Zed: SHUT UP! Oh, no, not you. I m-m-m-meant the ducks!
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Connections

Referenced in Wogan: Episode dated 24 July 1987 (1987) See more »

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The Star-Spangled Banner
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Music by John Stafford Smith
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Starting to "clutch at straws" to get a laugh.
17 May 2004 | by (Sacramento, California) – See all my reviews

I'll admit, I enjoyed these "Police Academy" movies back in the eighties. Honestly, I really only have seen the first two in the theatre. The third one I saw on cable TV. Now that I've bought the box set on DVD, I can honestly say that it is at this 4th sequel of the "Police Academy" films, that they really should have stopped right here. A lot of the humor is predictable and (most annoyingly) often repeated. For example, Winslow (Larvell Jones), was doing his silly "karate man" humor excessively though many of the "Police Academy" films. If he only did this in one film, the humorous impact would have been cherished more. The first three "Police Academy" films are the best. Taking this predictable slapstick into four more follow-up films (with totally forgettable stories, was just a bit too much.) On a positive note, "Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol" starred Corinne Bohrer as Laura. What a gorgeous blonde babe she is! And also, I'll have to admit that on the documentaries of the making of the "Police Academy" films, Leslie Easterbrook is still quite an attractive looking woman. Marian Ramsey still looks good, too.


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