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Writers (WGA):
Neal Israel (characters) &
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Release Date:
10 March 1989 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
THE FUNNIEST COPS ARE FUNNIER THAN EVER! They're Undercover To Unmask The Mastermind of Crime! See more »
Plot:
Those bumbling cadets take to the streets when three inept goons successfully orchestrate a metropolitan crime wave. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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"Bad jokes is where I draw the line." See more (58 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bubba Smith ... Hightower

David Graf ... Tackleberry

Michael Winslow ... Jones

Leslie Easterbrook ... Callahan
Marion Ramsey ... Hooks
Lance Kinsey ... Proctor

Matt McCoy ... Nick
Bruce Mahler ... Fackler

G.W. Bailey ... Harris

George Gaynes ... Lassard

Kenneth Mars ... Mayor

Gerrit Graham ... Ace

George R. Robertson ... Hurst
Brian Seeman ... Flash
Darwyn Swalve ... Ox

Billie Bird ... Mrs. Stanwyck
Arthur Batanides ... Mr. Kirkland
Beans Morocco ... Bank President

Alexander Folk ... Well Dressed Man
Michael Fosberg ... Friend #1

Fritz Bronner ... Friend #2

Alan Hunter ... Business Man #1
Mark J. Goodman ... Business Man #2 (as Mark Jay Goodman)
Daniel Ben Wilson ... Tackleberry, Jr.

Greg Collins ... SWAT Team Leader
Christopher Wolf ... Gym Officer

Angelo Tiffe ... Cop #1

Anthony Montes ... Cop #2 (as Tony Montes)
Anna Mathias ... Bank Teller

Melle Mel ... Rap Man #1 (as Melvin Glover)
Ralph Blandshaw ... Rap Man #2
Starr Gilliard ... Officer
Dennis Ott ... Looter
Susan Hegarty ... Saleswoman
Peter Elbling ... Store Manager

Gary Carlos Cervantes ... Hustler (as Carlos Cervantes)
Darryl Henriques ... Man in a Hurry

Allison Mack ... Little Girl
Michael Leopard ... Gym Officer
Rusdi Lane ... Yuppie with Squeaky Shoes
Peder Melhuse ... Cop Who Sighs
Kort Falkenberg ... Old Man
Gerry Lock ... Old Lady
Gary P. Smith ... Police Officer
Roger E. Reid ... Xeroxed Policeman (as Roger Reid)
Keith H. Moore ... Policeman
Lou Butera ... Pool Shooter
Roberta Haynes ... Bus Passenger
Tom Lawrence ... Cop Who Eats Chili
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Charles Adler ... The Mastermind (voice) (uncredited)
Robert Hammond ... Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
Paul Maslansky ... Man at Precinct Payphone (uncredited)

Dean Norris ... Cop at Gym (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Bonerz 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Neal Israel (characters) &
Pat Proft (characters)

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

Produced by
Paul Maslansky .... producer
Donald L. West .... co-producer (as Don West)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Rosher Jr. (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Hubert de La Bouillerie  (as Hubert C. De La Bouillerie)
 
Casting by
Glenn Daniels 
Brad Davis 
 
Production Design by
Thomas Azzari  (as Tho E. Azzari)
 
Set Decoration by
Tom Bugenhagen 
 
Costume Design by
Peter Flaherty 
 
Makeup Department
Bernadine M. Anderson .... makeup artist
Michèle Burke .... special prosthetics
Susan Carol Schwary .... hair stylist
Gloria Montemayor .... hair stylist: second unit
Gerald Soucie .... makeup artist: second unit
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair stylist
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Patricia Churchill .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
M. James Arnett .... second unit director
Linda Brachman .... second assistant director: second unit
Marty P. Ewing .... first assistant director
Janet Levine .... dga trainee
Doug Metzger .... first assistant director: second unit
Artist W. Robinson .... second assistant director
Chuck Rowley .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mike Blaze .... property master (as Michael Blaze)
Timothy Braniff .... illustrator
Richard Fernandez .... set designer
Oscar Flores .... property master: second unit
Johnnie Jenkins .... construction accountant
Eric Orbom .... set designer
Larry Verne .... construction coordinator
Morgan Weistling .... poster artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jeff Clark .... supervising sound editor
Robert Friedman .... foley artist
Al Gomez .... supervising foley mixer
Tom Hartig .... boom operator
Michael Jiron .... re-recording mixer
Steve Nelson .... production sound mixer
Dennis C. Salcedo .... boom operator
Allen L. Stone .... sound re-recording mixer
Casey Troutman .... foley artist
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound editor
Richard Weaver .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Gene Grigg .... special effects foreman
Thomas Lantz .... special effects: second unit
Marcel Vercoutere .... special effects
 
Stunts
Pete Antico .... stunts
Donald Arnold .... stunts
May Boss .... stunts (as Mary Boss)
Janet Brady .... stunts
Geoff Brewer .... stunts (as Geof Brewer)
Jim Burk .... stunts
David Burton .... stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts (as Steve Chambers)
Eugene Collier .... stunts
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts (as Gil Combs)
Mike De Luna .... stunts (as Michael De Luna)
Justin De Rosa .... stunts
Kenny Endoso .... stunts
Danny Epper .... stunts
Stephanie Epper .... stunts
Tony Epper .... stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunts (as Jon Epstein)
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Theresa Eubanks .... stunts
Lila Finn .... stunts
James W. Gavin .... stunts (as James Gavin)
Andree Gibbs .... stunts
Kinnie Gibson .... stunts
Richard Gishi .... stunts
James M. Halty .... stunts (as Jim Halty)
Robert Hammond .... stunts
Steve Holladay .... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts (as Hank Hooker)
Joy Hooper .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Tom Huff)
Maria R. Kelly .... stunts (as Maria Kelly)
Jim Kramer .... stunts
Monty Laird .... stunts
Scott Leva .... stunts
Irving E. Lewis .... stunts (as Irwin E. Lewis)
Bob McGovern .... stunts (as Robert McGovern)
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Cliff McLaughlin .... stunts
Gene McLaughlin .... stunts
Paula Marie Moody .... stunts (as Paula-Marie Moody)
Bennie Moore .... stunts (as Ben Moore)
Pat O'Brien .... stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunts
Gene Patterson .... stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunts (as Charles Picerni Jr.)
Steve Picerni .... stunts
Gary Price .... stunts
Angelo Reno .... stunts
Wink Roberts .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
R.A. Rondell .... stunts
Mel Scott .... stunts
Jan Michael Shultz .... stunts
Clifford Strong .... stunts
Martin Valinsky .... stunts
Scott Wilder .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Bauer .... key grip: second unit
Dan Delgado .... gaffer: second unit
Robert Devine .... key grip
Michael Ferris .... camera operator
Scott Floren .... key grip: second unit
Patricia Harrison .... second assistant camera
Rexford L. Metz .... director of photography: second unit
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera
Anthony R. Palmieri .... camera operator: second unit (as Tony Palmieri)
Paul M. Pollard .... camera operator: second unit
Dwayne Redlin .... best boy grip
Richard Redlin .... dolly grip
Neil Roach .... director of photography: second unit
Bruce W. Talamon .... still photographer
Montie Taylor .... chief lighting technician
Michael T. Travers .... grip
 
Casting Department
Todd Davis .... casting assistant
Laurah Guillén .... casting assistant
Jimmy Jue .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tina Ficaro .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Ben Williams .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor
Randy Miller .... orchestrator
Stephen James Taylor .... additional orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
 
Transportation Department
Tim Hill .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Nancy E. Barr .... production coordinator
Nancy E. Barr .... production secretary
Howard Brandy .... unit publicist
J. Ellen Evans .... script supervisor
Richard Rosenberg .... location manager (as Richard S. Rosenberg)
Phil Proctor .... adr loop group (uncredited)
B.J. Smith .... set medic (uncredited)
 

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84 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Proctor is driving the bus, he narrowly avoids hitting a corner fresh fruit stand as Harris yells, "Look out for Gene and Roger's fruit stand!" This is a reference to movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, who mentioned in a review of one of the previous films that every Police Academy (1984) movie had to feature stunt drivers crashing through rubbish bins or a fruit stand. Despite the pair voicing their appreciation to the producers for mentioning them in the movie, the film still received "two thumbs down".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The water cooler is almost empty when Harris tells Fackler to get a mop, but is slightly more than half full when the firework whizzes past his head when the bumbling Fackler opens the door.See more »
Quotes:
Ox:Knock, knock!
Sergeant Moses Hightower:Who's there?
Ox:Buu!
Sergeant Moses Hightower:Buu, who?
Ox:Quit crying! This will be over in a moment!
[Hightower lets go of Ox]
Sergeant Moses Hightower:Fighting is one thing, but bad jokes is where I draw the line!
[Hightower hits Ox and knocks him out]
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Soundtrack:
What's The Matter With Your WorldSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the old British PG Version and the Uncensored Version?
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"Bad jokes is where I draw the line.", 11 August 2001
Author: The_Movie_Cat from England

City Under Siege is the sixth of the Police Academy movies, a series of satires on modern America almost Swiftian in their subtlety.

To be honest, as a film anorak, I was tempted to give this one a miss, as I hate watching movies out of sequence. Over the years I've possibly seen all of the Academy franchise, but never in order. So coming to this one fresh I felt like I was missing out on all the finely tuned story arcs and character development. Like how did the guy who makes sound effects with his mouth all the time go to just making sound effects quite a lot? And what caused the dizzy, shouty one to change to a dizzy one who sometimes only talks loudly?

As this was made in the tail end of the 80s the dodgy politics that plagued the early ones are thankfully absent, and there's a better atmosphere too. Okay, Steve Guttenberg no longer being in it automatically takes the smugness level down 50%, but years of critical slating have lent humility to the cast. There's a real air of "so bad it's good" playing here, rather than the first few where the actors seemed to genuinely believe they had decent material.

But it's not all positive, and the absence of other cast members is a worry. Didn't there use to be someone funny in Police Academy? Maybe I imagined it. Still, the loss of Bobcat Goldthwait and Tim Kazurinksy is something to be noted, and we're left with a pretty asinine bunch. Possibly the worst is Bruce Mahler as Fackler, an accident-prone cop instigating wearily mistimed and predictable slapstick sequences.

What's great about the Police Academy series is how it unites everyone - the humour is so low-brow that even really thick people don't find it funny. I did get a few ironic laughs at how poor some of it was - like Harris running when his feet are stuck through the bottom of a moving van. Generally, though, it's of the strictly lame variety.

There are people that could make it work - think of Chaplin, Laurel, Lloyd or Allen superglued to a chair and, even though it's a cheap gag, you might laugh. But when it's G.W.Bailey directed by Peter Bonerz you're talking a chuckle vacuum.

There's a scene where the blue-eyed boring one and the silly noises one enter a "Comedy Pub" to quieten it down after a blackout. In a scene of pure wish-fulfilment, Michael Winslow gets on the stage and brings the house down. Yeah, right... if only. His Hendrix impression is good, mind. He gets one of the big finales, too, slugging it out with a villain while he does his "badly dubbed Bruce Lee" schtick. How many times has he done that anyway? Surely even his own mother wasn't laughing at this stage.

However, the semblance of some sort of plot and the presence of three genuine laughs - more than in all the other Police Academy movies stuck together - take this one up to a mighty 3/10.

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