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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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Captain Harris is about to lose his trouser and his mind in Miami! See more »

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Academia de Polícia 5: Missão em Miami  »

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Alan Myerson:  cigar-smoking man on plane. See more »

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When they are walking into the airport to board the flight to Miami, we see them walk across a doormat that has "PBIA" on it. This is because this scene was filmed at Palm Beach International Airport. The fictional city where they live is someplace up north (Midwest, Northeast, or eastern Canada where it was filmed) 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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I thought they almost had it in this film.
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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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