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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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Director:
Writers:
Neal Israel (characters creator) &
Pat Proft (characters creator) ...
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Release Date:
18 March 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Captain Harris is about to lose his trouser and his mind in Miami! See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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Movie titles: the rise of the infernal colon
 (From Den of Geek. 6 June 2011, 6:12 AM, PDT)

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I thought they almost had it in this film. See more (61 total) »

Cast

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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)
Kathy 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
Mary Ann Valdes .... hair stylist
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
Jose Duarte .... scenic artist
Bill Hamilton .... property master: second unit
Richard Helfritz .... property master (as Richard A. Helfritz)
Arturo Mendez .... scenic art crew
 
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
 
Stunts
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)
James Coe .... still photographer
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
Bill Smalling Sr. .... camera operator
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
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor (as Doug Lackey)
Stephen James Taylor .... additional orchestrator
 
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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Runtime:
90 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
In his office, Captain Harris is seen polishing a stuffed armadillo. This is the official state small mammal of Texas, where G.W. Bailey hails from.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Hightower throws the Frisbee at Proctor, you can see the wire pulling Proctor up as he flies out of shot.See more »
Quotes:
Capt. Thaddeus Harris:Some dickhead is standing in my sun!
Sgt. Nick Lassard:Oh, Captain Harris! Hey, I didn't see you there. You know, I don't think we've been introduced. My name is Nick...
Capt. Thaddeus Harris:I don't care who you are, buttwipe. Just get out of my sun!
Sgt. Nick Lassard:Buttwipe?
Capt. Thaddeus Harris:Scram, sleazeball!
Sgt. Nick Lassard:Okay, fine.
[Leaves]
Sgt. Nick Lassard:Buttwipe, huh? Never heard that before.
Lt. Proctor:That was great, Sir!
Capt. Thaddeus Harris:Proctor?
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "ALF: Fever (#4.12)" (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Ride of the ValkyriesSee more »

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
I thought they almost had it in this film., 12 April 2009
Author: Aaron1375

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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