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Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol -- A new batch of civilian volunteers joins the new Citizens on Patrol program, but Captain Harris is determined to see it fail.


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Release Date:
3 April 1987 (USA) See more »
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 »
The misfit Police Academy (1984) graduates now are assigned to train a group of civilian volunteers to fight crime once again plaguing the streets. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Steve Guttenberg ... Mahoney

Bubba Smith ... Hightower
Michael Winslow ... Jones

David Graf ... Tackleberry

Tim Kazurinsky ... Sweetchuck

Sharon Stone ... Claire Mattson

Leslie Easterbrook ... Callahan

Marion Ramsey ... Hooks
Lance Kinsey ... Proctor

G.W. Bailey ... Captain Harris

Bobcat Goldthwait ... Zed

George Gaynes ... Commandant Lassard

Derek McGrath ... Butterworth
Scott Thomson ... Copeland

Billie Bird ... Mrs. Feldman

George R. Robertson ... Commissioner Hurst

Brian Tochi ... Nogata

Brian Backer ... Arnie

David Spade ... Kyle
Tab Thacker ... House

Corinne Bohrer ... Laura

Randall 'Tex' Cobb ... Zack

Michael McManus ... Todd

Colleen Camp ... Mrs. Kirkland-Tackleberry
Andrew Paris ... Bud Kirkland
Arthur Batanides ... Mr. Kirkland
Jackie Joseph ... Mrs. Kirkland
Arnie Hardt ... German Police Official
Frank Canino ... Italian Police Official
Bob Lem ... Chinese Police Official
François Klanfer ... French Police Official (as Francois Klanfer)
Denis De Laviolette ... German Translator
Joey Pomanti ... Italian Translator
Harvey Chao ... Chinese Translator

Michèle Duquet ... French Translator
Jack Creley ... Judge
Ted Simonett ... Copeland's Partner
Kay Hawtrey ... Poetess (as Kay Hartrey)
Sid Gould ... Man with Harmonica
Megan Smith-Harris ... Couple at Elevator (as Megan Smith)
Don Ritchie ... Couple at Elevator
Rummy Bishop ... Party Man
Carolyn Scott ... Nurse
Marc Leger ... Headquarters Cop
Larry Schwartz ... Warehouse Cop
James Carroll ... Warehouse Supplier
Brent Myers ... Bank Robber
Michael Rhoades ... Hood in Balloon
Diane Fabian ... Purse Snatching Victim
Glenn Preston ... Blue Oyster Patron
Steve Caballero ... Skateboarder
Tommy Guerrero ... Skateboarder

Tony Hawk ... Skateboarder
Mike McGill ... Skateboarder
Chris Miller ... Skateboarder
Lance Mountain ... Skateboarder
Wayne Charbrol ... Ninja

Jean Frenette ... Ninja
Ed Hsing ... Ninja
Mark Kubota ... Ninja
Wilson Khoa ... Ninja
Harold Kojima ... Ninja
Glenn Kwann ... Ninja (as Glenn Kwan)
Brian Sakamoto ... Ninja
Jim Wong ... Ninja
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Daley ... High School Student (uncredited)
Paul Maslansky ... Retirement Home Warden (uncredited)
Robert Mavor ... Courtroom Visitor (uncredited)

T.J. Scott ... Bank Robber (uncredited)

Directed by
Jim Drake 
Writing credits
Neal Israel (characters) &
Pat Proft (characters)

Gene Quintano (written by)

Barry W. Blaustein  characters (uncredited)
David Sheffield  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Paul Maslansky .... producer
Donald L. West .... associate producer (as Donald West)
Original Music by
Robert Folk 
Cinematography by
Robert Saad (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Rawlins 
Casting by
Pamela Basker 
Fern Champion 
Production Design by
Trevor Williams 
Art Direction by
Rhiley Fuller 
Set Decoration by
Steve Shewchuk 
Costume Design by
Aleida MacDonald 
Makeup Department
Ken Brooke .... makeup artist
Albert Paradis .... hair stylist
Thomas Yee .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Suzanne Lore .... unit production manager
Michael W. Stroud .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
M. James Arnett .... second unit director
Bill Bannerman .... second assistant director
Tom Davies .... first assistant director: second unit
Stacy Peralta .... second unit director: skateboarding
Douglas A. Raine .... second assistant director: second unit (as Doug Raine)
Michael Zenon .... first assistant director
Peter Watson .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... property master (as John Berger)
Fritz Boehmer .... scenic artist
Richard Ferbrache .... assistant set dresser
John Fisher .... assistant property master
Dave Fleisher .... property master: second unit
Neil Grocutt .... head carpenter
Leon Harris .... production illustrator
Denis Kirkham .... set buyer
Werner Schlatter .... head painter
Paul Theodore .... construction supervisor
Drew Struzan .... poster artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ron Clark .... supervising sound editor
Ingrid Cusiel .... sound mixer (as Ingrid M. Cusiel)
Michael Jiron .... re-recording mixer
Cory Siddall .... boom operator
Douglas Thane Stewart .... sound mixer: second unit
Allen L. Stone .... sound re-recording mixer (as Allen Stone)
Richard Weaver .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Whiting .... adr editor (as Tom Whiting)
Jim Bryan .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Dan Harville .... post-production sound designer (uncredited)
John Motyer .... boom operator: second unit (uncredited)
Tom Ruff .... post-production sound mixer (uncredited)
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Gene Grigg .... special effects coordinator
Arthur Langevin .... special effects technician
Réal Andrews .... stunts (as Real Andrews)
Marco Bianco .... stunts
David Blattel .... stunts
Mike De Luna .... stunt coordinator (as Michael DeLuna)
Mike De Luna .... stunts (as Michael DeLuna)
Kinnie Gibson .... stunts
Romo Gorrara .... stunts
Debbie Kirby .... stunts
Cotton Mather .... stunts
Tony Morelli .... stunts
Leslie Munro .... stunts
Ron Oliney .... stunts
Alison Reid .... stunts (as Allison Reid)
Angelo Reno .... stunts
David Rigby .... stunts
Wink Roberts .... stunts
Harold Rooney .... stunts
T.J. Scott .... stunts
Robert C. Shannon .... water safety
Beaver Smith .... stunts
Scott Wilder .... stunts
Bill Williams .... stunts
Robert C. Shannon .... water safety coordinator (uncredited)
Jim Tuck .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Raymond Brounstein .... camera operator: second unit (as Ray Broundstein)
Ray Charles .... first assistant camera: second unit
Pat Darrin .... second unit cinematographer
Yves Drapeau .... first assistant camera: second unit
Greg Farrow .... first assistant camera: second unit
Steve Ferrier .... best boy
Henri Fiks .... camera operator
Glen Goodchild .... key grip
Wayne Goodchild .... best boy
Manfred Guthe .... director of photography: second unit (as Fred Guthe)
Perry Hoffman .... first assistant camera
Frank M. Holgate .... aerial camera operator: skateboard unit (as Frank Holgate)
Doug Lawrence .... second assistant camera: second unit
Rick Maguire .... camera operator
Bill Pryde .... second assistant camera
Paul Roscorla .... gaffer: second unit
Kerry Smart .... first assistant camera
Egon Stephan Jr. .... first assistant camera (as Egon Stephan)
Gillian Stokvis .... second assistant camera
Rae Thurston .... gaffer (as Ray Thurston)
David Whittaker .... still photographer
John Earl Burnett .... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Ron Kunecke .... musco light operator (uncredited)
Robert C. Shannon .... dive supervisor (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sue Swan .... casting assistant
Anne Tait .... casting: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim W. Chow .... costumer (as Kim Chow)
Robert C. Shannon .... diving costumes
Editorial Department
Stephan Fanfara .... additional film editor
Allan Gelbart .... assistant film editor
Gary Griffin .... additional film editor (as Gary Griffen)
Paula McKee .... assistant film editor
Michael Mulconery .... first assistant film editor
Ben Williams .... assistant film editor
Location Management
Marla Jefferson .... location manager: second unit
Ken Korrall .... location manager
Raymond Wand .... location manager (as Raymond E. Wand)
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
David Chackler .... music supervisor
Don Davis .... additional orchestrator
Stu Goldberg .... composer: additional score
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor (as Doug Lackey)
Armin Steiner .... scoring mixer
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Joey Greco .... driver captain
Stuart Hughes .... transportation coordinator
Robert C. Shannon .... boat captain
Robert C. Shannon .... boats provided by
Frank Tenaglia .... transportation: second unit
Other crew
Toni Blay .... production coordinator: second unit
Howard Brandy .... unit publicist
Christie Christl .... assistant accountant
Jean Christopher .... continuity: second unit
Charlie Davidson .... production accountant
Eef DeHeld .... location caterer
Bruce Ellis .... pilot
Thomas H. Friedkin .... pilot (as Tom Friedkin)
James W. Gavin .... aerial coordinator (as Jim Gavin)
Steve Guttenberg .... production associate (as S. Guttenberg)
Steve Hinton .... pilot
Shelley Hudakoc .... production secretary
Shelley Kirkwood .... unit publicist
John Maloney .... pilot
David Parkes .... office assistant (as Dave Parkes)
Charles Ramadan .... location caterer
Wendie Siford .... production coordinator
Janet Spiegel .... talent coordinator
Chuck Wentworth .... pilot
Elaine Yarish .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
88 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG (alternate rating) | Australia:M (original rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S (TV rating) (2014) | Finland:K-10 (1987) | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | Netherlands:6 | Norway:11 | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:PG (original rating) | UK:12 (video re-rating) (2004) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG (certificate #28552) | West Germany:6

Did You Know?

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 »
Crew or equipment visible: (at around 1h 6 mins) When Commandant Lassard's golf cart is making a wheelie, you can easily see the support wheels needed to do that stunt.See more »
Captain Harris:Don't touch those! Don't you ever touch my balls without asking!See more »
Movie Connections:
Rescue MeSee more »


What are the differences between the British BBFC PG VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Citizens on Patrol, 22 July 2008
Author: Kristine ( from Chicago, Illinois

So I watched Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol last night, the one thing I really noticed here on IMDb is that the ratings just keep going down after each movie. But I still wanted to see them and judge for myself, I loved the first Police Academy, the second and third are cheesy, but they were fun still. Now onto Citizens on Patrol, I honestly liked this film, I know it was cheesy and cliché, but with G.W. Baily back in his game, you can't go wrong. Again, one of the things that surprised me is that they've been able to get the same cast back over and over again, we also have two of my new favorite characters: Zed and Sweetchuck. It was great to have the old gang back together, even if the movie needed a little work, they still made the movie very enjoyable.

The Police Academy is given a new assignment, there is a new program called C.O.P., Citizens on Patrol, taking regular people off the streets and turning them into cops. Mahony has taken a few misfit punks off the street and made them join, there's an old lady, there's the average or less then average people in the program as well. But Captain Harris hates this program and will do anything to shut it down, but when there is a jail outbreak, he may just have to rely on the C.O.P. program to help him out.

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol has it's good laughs here and there. I always love to watch the jokes the gang plays on someone, my favorite this time was how they super glued the mega phone onto Harris's lips. I would recommend this if you are looking for a couple laughs, I think people are bing a little too harsh on these films. They're the Police Academy sequels, they're light hearted and fun, they're meant to just relax and laugh for a bit at the stupid stuff. But I did feel like this is the weakest I have seen so far out of the sequels, it could have had more laughs, but it is worth the watch.


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