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Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 18 March 1988 (USA)
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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Assignment: Miami Beach. Objective: Laughs. See more »

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Paul Maslansky: (at around 15 mins) homeless man at museum. See more »

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One of the exterior shots reveal that the plane is an L-1011 which is similar to a DC-10 except the engine on the tail is directly above and attached to the rear main cabin, and parallel to the top of the fuselage, whereas on a DC-10 the engine is part of the tail assembly but not attached to the rear part of the cabin and sits at about a 20 degree angle. See more »

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[Captain Harris, with the word Dork burned into his chest, approaches a bar where Cmndt. Lassard, Chief Hurst, Chief Murdock, and the Mayor of Miami are seated]
Capt. Thaddeus Harris: Oh Mr. Mayor, excuse me sir. I don't mean to insult your city, but the people on this beach are very rude and hostile.
Mayor of Miami: Well, I'm sorry to hear that... Captain Dork!
[the gentlemen at the bar break down in laughter, and Harris finally realizes what has been burned on to his chest]
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The worst Academy of em' all
20 August 2016 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

I hate to do this, but I must be fair to say, this is the worst one, and I mean out of every one, including the 94 Moscow entry. Police Academy 6 is a comedic relief after this. Laughs and gags, just keep misfiring or are they just so weak as is the film. This actually got a Blimp award as Warner's favourite movie. You get to a point in this, where you no longer look at it as a comedy. There were only a couple of things I laughed at in the whole ninety minutes of film, one scene that just sticks out, is the mistaken first class trip, Harris and Proctor take with a few farmyard animals. Even the opening scene, with these two clowns, the gags and it's lazy writing is just water weak. Lassard, who's passed retirement age (this hidden info discovered, thanks to our two bumbling unlikeables who reveal it so of course, the long avenging Harris can take Lassard's place) has been invited to Miami for a commendation farewell party, so he invites his favourite academy of misfits along, where they inadvertently bump heads with a band of bumbling jewel thieves, lead by a familiar snooty face, Rene Auberjonois from the Benson t.v. show, and he laps the bad guy up wonderfully. Too we meet Lassard's likable grandson, also a cop, and a damn fine one (Matt MCcoy) where the laughs and gags, just keep on misfiring, Auberjonois and the beautiful Miami bird watching sights, the best things about this dreaded Academy entry. The delicious Janet Jones as a hot cop with secret deadly karate skills, was a nice edition, where really after, her career just dropped off. An actor I do like too, and didn't mind in this was Archie Hahn as one of Auberjonois's henchman. This is just one of those one's, where the intended funny bits, just keep missing, where our lovable Academy's traits, like Jones's sound tricks, even Tackleberry's over enthused gun play and new choices of weapon gags missed too. Could it be, we're sick of them. That shark in the water gag, at first I thought that shark was intentionally not real, like someone mucking around. No it was real. And Harris's lotion stained message on his sleeping body gag, was something else, that totally didn't go over, as does this supposed comedy. Even it's faded poster design isn't catchy. Check out too how many, revulsed and disapproving looks Harris and Proctor from potentially available babes.


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