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Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach -- Our heroes face the grave challenge of doing more good than harm to their beloved, befuddled, recently kidnapped Commandant in their attempts to rescue him from jewel-thieving captors.
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach -- The old captain Lassard, chief of the police academy, goes to Florida to receive an award. In the city arrives also the cynic captain Harris who wants to take Lassard's job...


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Release Date:
18 March 1988 (USA) See more »
Captain Harris is about to lose his trouser and his mind in Miami! See more »
The old Commandant Lassard, leader of the Police Academy (1984), goes to Florida to receive an award. In the... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Bubba Smith ... Hightower

David Graf ... Tackleberry
Michael Winslow ... Jones

Leslie Easterbrook ... Callahan

Marion Ramsey ... Hooks

Janet Jones ... Kate
Lance Kinsey ... Proctor

Matt McCoy ... Nick

G.W. Bailey ... Harris

George Gaynes ... Lassard

Rene Auberjonois ... Tony

George R. Robertson ... Hurst
Tab Thacker ... House

Archie Hahn ... Mouse

James Hampton ... Mayor of Miami
Jerry Lazarus ... Sugar
Beans Morocco ... Bob the Janitor (as Dan Barrows)
Dana Mark ... Graduating Policewoman
Richard Jasen ... Kid with Toy Plane
Ruth Farley ... Airport Information

Kathryn Graf ... Stewardess #1
Via Van Ness ... Stewardess #2
Alan Myerson ... Cigar Smoker (as A.L. Meat)

Dan Fitzgerald ... Commissioner Murdock
Arthur Edwards ... Thief in Drag
Jeff Gillen ... Thief's Victim
Susan Hatfield ... Mayor's Wife
Ed Kovens ... Dempsey
Tom Kouchalakos ... Manny

Ruben Rabasa ... Julio
Angelo Reno ... Pete

Scott Weinger ... Shark Attack Kid
Pam Bogart ... Harris Pick-Up

Toni Crabtree ... Activities Announcer
Nelson Oramas ... Crowd Control Cop

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Shooting Range Cop
Joni Siani ... TV Interviewer

Jeff Breslauer ... News Photographer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Craig Arenstein ... Police Officer / Extra (uncredited)

Anthony Bruce ... Academy Cadet (uncredited)
Michael J. Carnevale ... Resort / Beach Guest (uncredited)

Anthony Correa ... Ticket Agent (uncredited)
Alex Edlin ... Blonde Dempsey Henchman with Mustache (uncredited)
Joe Hess ... Martial Arts Opponent in Blue Shirt (uncredited)

Ronald Lang ... Police Office Cadet (uncredited)

Richard Lester ... Graduation Ceremony VIP (uncredited)
Paul Maslansky ... Homeless Man at Museum (uncredited)
Jeff Moldovan ... Dempsey Henchman with Mustache (uncredited)

Jerry O'Connell ... Kid at Beach (uncredited)

Gerald Owens ... Nervous Man on Airplane (uncredited)
Ferdie Pacheco ... Extra (uncredited)

Kathleen Carrier Pefferkorn ... Girl on Beach (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Myerson 
Writing credits
Neal Israel (characters creator) &
Pat Proft (characters creator)

Stephen Curwick (written by) (as Stephen J. Curwick)

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

Produced by
Paul Maslansky .... producer
Donald L. West .... co-producer (as Donald West)
Cinematography by
James Pergola (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Hubert de La Bouillerie  (as Hubert C. De La Bouillerie)
Casting by
Pamela Basker 
Fern Champion 
Brad Davis 
Production Design by
Trevor Williams 
Set Decoration by
Don K. Ivey  (as Don Ivey)
Costume Design by
Robert Musco 
Makeup Department
Marie Del Russo .... makeup artist
Diane Johnson .... hair stylist: second unit
Elizabeth Lambert .... makeup artist: second unit (as Beth Lambert)
Mary Ann Valdes .... hair department head
Mark Wittenberg .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Chuck Rowley .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Baker .... first assistant director
Carla Brand Breitner .... second assistant director (as Carla Breitner)
Ricou Browning .... second unit director
Jodi Ehrlich .... second assistant director
Marty P. Ewing .... first assistant director (as Marty Ewing)
Cary Gordon .... second assistant director
David Kahler .... second second assistant director
Chuck Rowley .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Harold Collins .... construction coordinator
James P. Crapser .... propmaker
Peter Damien .... propmaker
Jose Duarte .... scenic artist
Bill Hamilton .... property master: second unit
Richard Helfritz .... property master (as Richard A. Helfritz)
Arturo Mendez .... scenic art crew
Carl Ramsey .... poster artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gordon Daniel .... supervising sound editor
Greg Dillon .... sound editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Denis Dutton .... sound editor
David Hawkins .... sound editor
Michael Jiron .... re-recording mixer
Dean G. Manly .... assistant sound editor (as Dean Manly)
Horace Manzanares .... assistant sound editor
Gilbert D. Marchant .... sound editor (as Gilbert Marchant)
Ron Scelza .... sound
Allen L. Stone .... sound re-recording mixer (as Allen Stone)
Howard Warren .... sound mixer
Scott Warren .... boom operator
Richard Weaver .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects
Bob Cooper .... special effects (as Robert Cooper)
Roy L. Downey .... special effects (as Roy Downey)
James Harris .... special effects technician
Bruce E. Merlin .... special weapon effects
Kenneth Wheatley .... model maker: shark
Jay Amor .... stunts
Tom Bahr .... stunts
Sharon Bailey .... stunts (as Sharron K. Bailey)
Mindy Branston .... stunts
Alonzo Brown .... stunts (as Alonzo Brown Sr.)
Courtney Brown .... stunts
Kelly Browning .... stunts
Bud Davis .... stunts (as Bud George Davis)
Mike De Luna .... stunts
Joseph R. Del Campo .... stunts
Cheryl Wheeler Duncan .... stunts (as Cheryl Wheeler-Dixon)
Eddie Edenfield .... stunts
Alex Edlin .... stunts (as Alexander Edlin)
Arthur Edwards .... stunts
Gary Epper .... stunts
Bobby J. Foxworth .... stunts (as Bobby Foxworth)
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunts
Mike Gonzalez .... stunts
Joe Hess .... stunts (as Joseph C. Ness)
Steve Holladay .... stunts
Gary Hymes .... stunt coordinator
Gary Hymes .... stunts
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunts (as Tracy Lyn Keehn)
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts (as Rick LeFevour)
Artie Malesci .... stunts
Cindy Malesci .... stunts
Gary McLarty .... stunts
John McLaughlin .... stunts (as Big John McLaughlin)
Jeff Moldovan .... stunts
David Monk .... stunts
Ron Oliney .... stunts
Bill Orsini .... stunts
Candice Orsini .... stunts (as Candi Orsini)
Carol Rees .... stunts
David Reinhart .... stunt double: Lance Kinsey
J.N. Roberts .... stunts
Wink Roberts .... stunts
Danny Rogers .... stunts
Sharon Schaffer .... stunts
Mel Scott .... stunts
Troy Shirley .... stunts
Fred Waugh .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
William D. Barber .... first assistant camera (as Bill Barber)
Jerry Bertolami .... dolly grip
Jerry G. Callaway .... director of photography: second unit (as Jerry Callaway)
Jim Coe .... still photographer (as James Coe)
Jack Lee Gary .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Jack Gary)
Robert Heine .... second assistant camera (as Bob Heine)
Ron Kunecke .... musco light operator
James Latham .... best boy
James Latham .... key grip: second unit
Ben Lowe Jr. .... key grip (as Ben Lowe)
William McConnell .... first assistant camera (as Bill McConnell)
William McConnell .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Bill McConnell)
Walter G. Morris Jr. .... chief lighting technician (as Walter Morris Jr.)
Patrick Morris .... assistant chief lighting technician
Don Reddy .... camera operator
James M. Reeves .... electrician
Jeff Simon .... camera operator: second unit
William Smaling .... camera operator (as Bill Smalling Sr.)
Egon Stephan Jr. .... first assistant camera (as Egon Stephan)
Randy Towers .... camera operator: second unit
Casting Department
Dee Miller .... casting: Florida
Sue Swan .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Todd Davis .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Laurah Guillén .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ellen Dyer .... set wardrobe: second unit
Jai Galati .... costumer
Robert Musco .... costume supervisor
Esther Robinson .... costumer
Editorial Department
Kurt P. Galvao .... assistant film editor
Ben Williams .... first assistant film editor
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Robert Folk .... music composed by
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor (as Doug Lackey)
Stephen James Taylor .... additional orchestrator
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
William Foster .... transportation captain
Other crew
Jillian Amburgey .... script supervisor
Joseph Bearman .... production assistant
Howard Brandy .... unit publicist
Sheila Jo Clarke .... production secretary
Jack Cowden .... continuity: second unit
Ty Hanson .... production office: Los Angeles
Ellen Hofstadter .... office assistant
Debbie Kennedy .... weapons supervisor
Mike Kennedy .... weapons supervisor
Joyce King .... script supervisor
Terri Kovacic .... production office: Los Angeles
Terri Mueller-Armitage .... assistant: Mr. Maslanski (as Teri Mueller)
Roberta Rose .... production accountant
Jill R. Szymanski .... production coordinator (as Jill Szymanski)
Sharon B. Taksel .... assistant: Mr. Myerson (as Sharon Taksel)
Phil Proctor .... adr loop group (uncredited)

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90 min
Color (Technicolor)
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(at around 51 mins) The parrot's "Hey, Dork!" line was voiced by Michael Winslow.See more »
Continuity: (at around 22 mins) The plane they take off in to go to Miami is a DC-10 200, while the plane they land in Miami is a DC-10 300. The difference is noticeable because of the presence of a third set of main gear when they land, which is absent when they take off.See more »
Sgt. Moses Hightower:Sir, I realize this is your jurisdiction. But if there is a rescue attempt, we would like to volunteer.
Capt. Thaddeus Harris:Commissioner Murdock, I couldn't agree more. I think it is vital that the rescues know Commandant Lassard intimately. Now, I can vouch for the abilities of these officers. After all, I trained them myself.
Sgt. Larvell Jones:Must be the drugs.
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Crap Sequel, 22 June 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

Commandant Lassard is forced to retire when he reaches the state's mandatory retirement age. He heads to Florida to receive a special award for his service and the Academy gang follows along. While there, they meet Lassard's nephew Nick (Matt McCoy), who is a poor replacement for Mahoney.

And so here we are: the first Police Academy movie without Steve Guttenberg and the first sequel without Bobcat Goldthwait. It's also the first that is completely unfunny and just outright terrible. Although Guttenberg and Bobcat are absent, there are many returning cast members from the series. Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow, David Graf, Leslie Easterbrook, G.W. Bailey, Marion Ramsey, and George Gaynes all return. Sadly, these actors who were all so likable in the series up until now are kind of annoying here. Terrible direction for a series that just gets worse from here on out.

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