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Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)

PG  |   |  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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Stars: Matthew Borlenghi, Rod Crawford, Toby Proctor
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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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Comedy | Crime

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3 April 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loca academia de policía 4: Los ciudadanos se defienden  »

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$28,061,343 (USA)
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Trivia

When Tackleberry is having dinner with his in-laws, behind Colleen Camp, you see the wedding photo from Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985). See more »

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The stadium they lift Proctor into is clearly being constructed on the outside, but he is lifted into a full stadium as a game is about to start. See more »

Quotes

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 Home and Away: Episode #1.122 (1988) See more »

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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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This sequel lacks steam.
27 February 2015 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the third sequel to Police Academy, where basically the filmmakers recycle the main plot from Police Academy 3. Instead of training new police cadets, Sgt. Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg) and company are assigned to train a group of civilian volunteers to fight crime.

While the acting is OK, I thought the plot lacks any captivating action and is consumed by the same old gags and mediocre jokes. You might get a few chuckles here and there from the ongoing jokes, but you probably won't find much thrills in the action-less plot.

The subplots involving Zed (Bobcat Goldthwait) and Laura's (Corinne Bohrer) fling and reporter Claire Mattson (Sharon Stone) were not elaborated upon and some of the more memorial characters were only on screen for a very short time, including Nogata (Brian Tochi), Kirkland (Colleen Camp) and Commandant Lassard (George Gaynes).

Overall, it's not a very exciting sequel. Stick with Parts Two or Three.

Grade D


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