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 »
A string of business robberies have taken place in the city's Wilson Heights neighborhood, all done by the same three crooks. Captain Thaddeus Harris is no longer in the same precinct with a certain group of cops that he doesn't like. That's why Harris is so happy to be in the Wilson Heights precinct. But then The Mayor tells Harris that business in the city is plummeting because of the robberies. Since there appears to be a leak in Harris's precinct, the Governor has sent in a team to stop the Wilson Heights gang. Much to Harris's dismay, the team is led by Commandant Eric Lassard, so Harris knows who the team members are -- exactly the cops that he doesn't like. The team members are Nick Lassard, Moses Hightower, Eugene Tackleberry, Larvell Jones, Debbie Callahan, Laverne Hooks, and Douglas Fackler. The stakes are raised when Commandant Lassard is accused of being the mastermind behind the robberies, and the team must clear his name. Written by
In an interview, regarding the Police Academy movies, G.W. Bailey (Captain Harris) stated, "There is a place for that kind of silliness, that kind of stupid escapism. But don't think we didn't retch when the writers came up with some of those gags for 'Police Academy.' We would argue and argue and argue with (producer) Paul Maslansky. He would win the war, but we won the battles sometimes. There's a place for meaningless silliness. I mean, I don't want to devote my life to that. But I think back to when I was a kid and my friends and I couldn't wait for the next Bowery Boys movie at the Saturday matinee. I think physical humor translates to everyone. The reason that the Bowery Boys worked, the reason Abbott and Costello worked is because audiences knew them and liked them." See more »
(at around 1h 6 mins) Jump cut visible when Tackleberry swings the rope around his head and throws it at Ace. See more »
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) D: Peter Bonerz. Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook, Marion Ramsey, Lance Kinsey, Matt McCoy, Bruce Mahler, G.W. Bailey. Lame-brained comedy about inept criminals who start a crime wave that befuddles our `beloved' police cadets. Not laugh-out-loud funny at any level; however, Kenneth Mars is funny as the tremendously incompetent mayor. Bailey's misadventures (the highlights of the movie, which isn't saying much) dominate the first half but for some reason are shoved off the screen for much of the 2nd half. All in all, not as bad as everyone says but certainly not worth more than a single viewing (if that). RATING: 4 out of 10. Rated PG for strong language and slapstick violence.
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