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Writers (WGA):
Neal Israel (characters) &
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Release Date:
26 August 1994 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Kicking buttski. Making you laughski. The Academy is backski! See more »
Plot:
The Russian government hires the veterans of the Police Academy (1984) to help deal with the Mafia. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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"They've been doing this act for over a hundred years." See more (102 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Gaynes ... Commandant Lassard

Michael Winslow ... Sgt. Jones

David Graf ... Sgt. Tackleberry

Leslie Easterbrook ... Capt. Callahan

G.W. Bailey ... Capt. Harris

Christopher Lee ... Commandant Rakov

Ron Perlman ... Constantine Konali

Claire Forlani ... Katrina

Charlie Schlatter ... Cadet Connors
Richard Israel ... Adam Sharp

Gregg Berger ... Lt. Talinsky
Vladimir Dolinskiy ... Bellboy

Pamela Guest ... Anchor Person

Stuart Nisbet ... Anchor Person (as Stuart Nissbet)

David St. James ... News Director
Valeriy Yaremenko ... Mikhail (as Valery Yaramenko)
Vadim Dolgachov ... Leonid
Robert Iannaccone ... Training Sergeant (as Bob Iannaccone)
Carolyn Kelson ... Mary
Nikolai Pastukhov ... Patriarch
Olga Anokhina ... Russian Mother
Sergei Danilevich ... Lecturer (as Sergey Danilevitch)
Alexander Skorokhod ... Yeltsin

Sasha Peter Mikail Maslansky ... Cadet (as Sasha Maslansky)
Oleg Groonevitch ... Russian Police Cadet
Igor Semenkov ... Russian Police Cadet
Andrei Vishnyakov ... Russian Police Cadet
Konstantin Denakhin ... Motorcycle Cop
Sergei Reusenko ... Serge (as Sergey Reusenko)
Aleksandr Tyutin ... Boris (as Alexander Tiutin)
Aleksandr Peskov ... Hitman (as Alexander Peskov)
Mariya Vinogradova ... Old Lady in Gorky Park (as Maria Vinogradova)
Andrei Annensky ... Little Russian Boy with Bike
Zaven Martirosian ... Ringmaster
Julius LeFlore ... Piano Player
Pavel Sanikov ... Conductor
Dmitriy Chernigovskiy ... Dapper Man (as Dimitri Chernigovsky)
Willie Golovko ... Mafia Thug / Mafia Hood (as Villie Golovko)
Amanda LeFlore ... Buxom Assistant
Michael Bolotin ... Rakov's Guard
Vladimir Salnikov ... Rakov's Guard
Andrei Bolotin ... Rakov's Guard
Vladimir Goryushin ... Russian Father (as Vladimir Goriushin)
Platon Gorushin ... Russian Son
Nastia Gorushina ... Russian Daughter
Pavel Ostroukhov ... Priest in Cemetery (as Pavel Ostrouktov)
Natalya Pozdnyakova ... Katrina's Replacement Translator (as Natalia Pozdniakova)
Yakov Dyrda ... Mafia Hood
Min Dabashinskas ... Mafia Hood
Aleksandr Volkov ... Bodyguard (as Sasha Volkov)
Yury Sysoyev ... Bodyguard (as Yuri Sysoev)
The Chernievsky Group ... Circus Acrobats
Zemskovi ... Circus Acrobat
Elena Vorobieva ... Circus Rope-Climber
Alexander Diamandi ... Circus Clown
Yuri Yermachenkov ... Circus Clown
Michel Clerte ... BMX Championship Bike Team
Michel Lavandet ... BMX Championship Bike Team
Olivier Prosper ... BMX Championship Bike Team
Olivier Renard ... BMX Championship Bike Team
Svetlana ... Prima Ballerina
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lonnie Burr ... Gay Moscovite (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Metter 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Neal Israel (characters) &
Pat Proft (characters)

Randolph Davis (written by) and
Michele S. Chodos (written by)

Produced by
Suzanne Lore .... associate producer
Paul Maslansky .... producer
Leonid Vereshchagin .... producer: Russia (as Leonid Vereschagin)
Donald L. West .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Ian Jones (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dennis M. Hill  (as Dennis Hill)
Suzanne Hines 
 
Casting by
Melissa Skoff 
 
Production Design by
Frederic C. Weiler  (as Frederic Weiler)
 
Art Direction by
Ilia Amoorsky 
 
Set Decoration by
Sergey Shiriaev 
 
Makeup Department
Eta Csabavölgyi .... assistant makeup artist (as Eta Csabavolgyi)
Katalin Elek .... makeup artist
Erzsébet Rácz .... hairstylist (as Erzsebet Racz)
Hedvig Wieder .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Gyorgy Kuntner .... production manager (as George Kuntner)
Aleksandr Nakhimson .... production manager: Moscow
Donald L. West .... production manager (as Donald West)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Hapsas .... first assistant director
Alexander Yurchikov .... second assistant director
Alexander Zelenkov .... first assistant director: Moscow
 
Art Department
Nikolaeva Galina .... property assistant
Tamara Garanch .... set dresser
Kotlina Nadezhda .... property assistant
Roman Vasiliev .... property master
Morgan Weistling .... poster artist
 
Sound Department
James Bailey .... foley artist
Beau Biggart .... adr mixer
Gonzo Cervantes .... adr editor (as Gonzo)
Joseph D. Citarella .... re-recording mixer (as Joseph Citarella)
Casey J. Crabtree .... foley artist
Bill Fox .... effects editor (as William Fox)
Sam Gemette .... sound editor
Al Gomez .... foley mixer (as Albert Gomez)
Tom Hartig .... boom operator (as Thomas Hartig)
Kerry Malony .... assistant sound editor
Mikhail Milointiev .... cable
Steve Nelson .... sound mixer
Tally Paulos .... adr editor
Dan Thomas .... sound editor (as Daniel Thomas)
Randall K. Tomlin .... sound editor
Artie Torgersen .... sound re-recording mixer (as Arthur Torgersen)
Clancy T. Troutman .... supervising sound editor (as Clancy Troutman)
Mike Virnig .... sound editor (as Michael Virnig)
James G. Williams .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Michael Clifford .... special effects coordinator
Gene Grigg .... special effects coordinator
Nikolai Nezhaglov .... special effects assistant (as Nicolai Neyaglov)
 
Stunts
Valery Barkhtin .... stunts
Min Dabashinskas .... stunts
Nadya Kaluzina .... stunts
Ben Kojta .... stunts
Julius LeFlore .... stunt coordinator
Yevgeny Petrov .... stunts
Yuri Prilepo .... stunts
Irina Stepanova .... stunts
Yury Sysoyev .... stunts (as Yuri Sysoev)
Sergei Vorobyov .... stunt coordinator: Russia (as Sergey Vorobyev)
Igor Yakovuev .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
A. Antipov .... rigging gaffer (as Alexander Antipov)
Alexander Egorov .... gaffer: Russia
Zsolt Fehér .... second assistant camera (as Zsolt Feher)
Oleg Grinchishin .... best boy (as Oleg Grinuishin)
Lidia Grishina .... stills person
Buda Gulyás .... camera operator (as Buda Gulyas)
I. Kirillov .... key grip (as Igor Kirilov)
Thomas Olah .... second assistant camera
Richard Rees-Jones .... gaffer
Dmitri Shlykov .... best boy (as Dmitry Shlykov)
Péter Sidló .... dolly grip (as Peter Sidlo)
Martin Szecsanov .... first assistant camera
József Takács .... first assistant camera (as Joseph Takacs)
 
Casting Department
Tammy Rosen .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Olga Yazykova .... casting assistant: Moscow
Larisa Isaeva .... additional casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalya Dzyubenko .... costume designer: Moscow (as Natalia Dzubenko)
Marina Kudriavtseva .... assistant costume designer
Ernest Misko .... wardrobe: Los Angeles
Maria Yuresko .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Mark Eggenweiler .... first assistant editor
John Finklea .... assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Kimberly L. Sewell .... assistant editor
Bill Strouse .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor (as Doug Lacky)
Steve Sykes .... score mixer
Steve Sykes .... score recordist
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gabriel .... transportation manager
Chuck Rowley .... transportation coordinator
Alexander Zamchuk .... transportation manager
 
Other crew
Boris Baranovsky .... choreographer
Howard Brandy .... unit publicist
Konstatin Churnassov .... staff assistant: set
Alexander Delvig .... location manager
Kate Egorova .... staff assistant: office
Anatoly Ermolin .... location manager
Terri Ferraro .... assistant: Mr. Maslansky
Eugeny Galinsky .... location manager
Dmitry Iordanidi .... staff assistant: office
Géza Jánossy .... caterer (as Geza Janossy)
Aleksey Karpushin .... location manager (as Alexey Karpushin)
Sasha Peter Mikail Maslansky .... production associate (as Sasha Maslansky)
Pavel Minailov .... staff assistant: set
Kirill Minkovetsky .... administrator: Russia
Joan Murphy .... production accountant
Dmitry Neganov .... staff assistant: office
Alexander Popov .... magic tricks
Alexey Rudensky .... location manager
Natalia Shahnazarova .... location manager
Victor Shishkin .... circus advisor
Sheila Wilson .... script supervisor
Linda Zechowy .... production secretary
Alina Gulyaeva .... interpreter (uncredited)
Jim Jaffe .... product placement (uncredited)
Sophia Lansky .... additional voices (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ruben Herrlich .... special thanks: Propaganda Film
Rene Nicolas .... special thanks: French Cycling Federation
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow" - Australia (TV title), USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for comic sensuality
Runtime:
83 min
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Trivia:
Cameo: [Sasha Peter Mikail Maslansky]The son of producer Paul Maslansky plays Tackleberry's Russian driver during the climactic chase scene.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The plane carrying Lassard and his crew changes from an Ilyushin Il-62 with engines at the back to something else with under-wing engines.See more »
Quotes:
Captain Thaddeus Harris:Not exactly a four star hotel, is it?
Lieutenant Talinsky:Well, we spend our police budget on fighting criminals, not on pampering out of town visitors.
Captain Thaddeus Harris:It was your government that brought us here!
Lieutenant Talinsky:They also bring in monkeys for zoo, but we don't put them in four star hotel either!
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Soundtrack:
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43 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
"They've been doing this act for over a hundred years.", 16 December 2001
Author: The_Movie_Cat from England

What is it that's so resolutely unfunny about Mission to Moscow? Is it the lifeless direction? The disinterested performances? The lack of atmosphere? The joke-free script? It's all of these things, of course, but there's also something inexplicably poor about it that you just can't quite put your finger on.

The regulars are the major weak point. While the guest cast have the misjudged enthusiasm to irksomely overact, all the usual culprits seem embarrassed by the whole thing. None of them sell their underwritten, reheated lines, and the fact that Bubba Smith and Marion Ramsey failed to sign up is a damning indictment. What comes through the screen, from George Gaynes to David Graf, is the sense of souls bleeding. "Please get me a proper job, there must be a better way to pay my mortgage" these actors scream with every fibre of their being. Leslie Easterbrook gets her usual single "my character's got big breasts" joke - why does she even bother to sign up for this crap? Michael Winslow looks old, tired, and frankly bored with the whole thing. Was his involvement only confirmed at the last minute? Because while he gives a curiously muted performance throughout, the script also fails to accommodate his talents in almost any way. Note that this is the ONLY Police Academy sequel in which he doesn't do his (admittedly run into the ground) "Bruce Lee" schtick.

Police Academy managed to keep up the same level of quality between films three to six - they were all rubbish. But even by their low standards Mission to Moscow plumbs the depths, making Citizens on Patrol look like Annie Hall. New recruit Charlie Schlatter, there for the completely incongruous love interest theme, is never funny and the Russian characters are the crass stereotypes you'd expect. Any film that promises "we're going to kick buttski" is clearly dumber than is tolerable, and a tasteless reference to Chernobyl doesn't help matters.

The only Police Academy film made outside the 80s, it was produced five years after the last one - why?!!?? Was there a big demand in the market for sh*te? Some cartoon sound effects (whistles, birdcall, etc.) are added to the action to try and pep things up, but this really is a DOA of a movie. True to form (or should that be formula?) it ends with an extended chase sequence that is neither suspenseful nor convincing.

Just look at scenes like the one where G.W. Bailey gets hit in the face with stew. The stew is clearly missing his face and just lands on his chin, so Bailey (the only regular who tries) moves his face so that the full brunt of the stew will land on it. This dedication to duty is admirable, but also perfectly highlights the sloppy desperation of the whole thing.

The series' move from the teen fodder of the first two, 15 certificate, movies had been subverted into the last five, PG cert entries. This is at its lowest ebb here; a comedy that seems wholly aimed at the under-5s and doesn't know what to do with its characters. Russian acrobats entertain the kiddies while its ... er... "stars"... are left to stand around like second bananas, giving unfunny reaction shots.

Maybe it's the "fish out of water" feel of it all, with the somewhat flat Russian espionage themes failing to ignite. But whatever it is, Mission to Moscow feels like a TV sitcom with the canned laughter track removed. In any other franchise this would be described as an "unfortunate, sad end" to the series. With Police Academy however, finishing with one of the unfunniest comedies of all time seems strangely apt. 2/10.

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