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Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  18 March 1988 (USA)
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The old Commandant Lassard, leader of the Police Academy (1984), goes to Florida to receive an award. In the city arrives also the cynic Captain Harris who wants to take Lassard's job. ... See full summary »

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The old Commandant Lassard, leader of the Police Academy (1984), goes to Florida to receive an award. In the city arrives also the cynic Captain Harris who wants to take Lassard's job. Harris wants to place himself in a favourable light in front of the high military hierarchy but, at the airport, Lassard exchanges his bag with another one... Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

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Hold everything! The cadets are dropping in on Miami Beach for an all new adventure. See more »

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18 March 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Academia de Polícia 5: Missão em Miami  »

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$19,510,371 (USA)
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When Harris's hat catches fire in the bar scene, a smoke effect was physically placed in G.W. Bailey's hat, while the flames were later created in post-production. See more »

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When Commandant Lassard yells to his hostage taker, on the boat, "Well done!", the voice responds, "It's nothing!", but he is mouthing something else. See more »

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Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry: [a shark starts swimming toward the beach and everybody is running away until the shark swims right up to Tackleberry's gun] . You leave the swimming area NOW, Mister!
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Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry: .
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I thought they almost had it in this film.
12 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Granted I did not think it was the best comedy ever, I just thought it came closest to being good since the second movie in the series. It had quite a few laughs to make me chuckle, the change of scenery was a nice change of pace too, and I was glad Guttenberg was gone. He was okay, but enough already with almost the entire cast in tow. I also thought the ending with the one guy being kidnapped was a welcome change from previous endings. However, it still needed more work, for one Bubba Smith was never my favorite character yet he gets to much focus now that Guttenberg is gone, the jokes are still repeated to much, and the franchise had way to many sequels in way to short a time span. Also, what is the deal with the typical Tackleberry joke in this one? In the first movie they depict him shooting a cat out of a tree and here they once again have him not shoot something, but just scare it away. I just wanted to see him open fire like he did in the first movie. Still, it had a more interesting plot than the previous two sequels and more laughs, if they maybe took a couple of years to write a story and shoot the film the movie might have been a more polished less repeated jokes movie.


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