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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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$8,482,487 (USA) (5 April 1987)

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$28,061,343 (USA)
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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 »

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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

Proctor: Gee, sir, I thought you could only get contempt of court for opening your mouth!
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Scissors (2012) See more »

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Citizens On Patrol
Performed by Michael Winslow and The L.A. Dream Team
Produced by Steve Tyrell
Written by Michael Stuart Ani and Arthur Funaro
The L.A. Dream Team appears courtesy of MCA Records
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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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