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 »
The year is 1984 and the mayoress has removed set personal criteria form the requirements to join the police force. No longer is sex, weight, height and orientation a factor. This now allows for an insurgence of people applying. The Police Academy series follows a select group of misfits in their quest to become police men and women. The first film of the series follows these misfits in their time at the Police Academy. The main focus is on a petty criminal called Mahoney. Mahoney is busted for criminal damage and as punishment is forced to go to Police Academy. Mahoney initially feels that this isn't the right place for him and he makes it his mission to be thrown out as he is not allowed to quit. As the classes go by and the training exercises are played out, Mahoney soon realizes that he is actually enjoying the academy and does want to become a police officer. We are also introduced to the gun maniac Tackelberry, the very tall Hightower, voluptuous Callahan, squeaky Hooks, human ...Written by
The term "Tackleberry" has become a standard in the private security industry to denote an officer who is inordinately fond of firearms and other high-tech equipment. See more »
When Captain Reed and Mahoney are in the interrogation room at the police station, Captain Reed says, "He was a good friend", meaning Mahoney's father. When he says it, his lips don't match to the words he's saying. The original line spoken was "He was a good cop". See more »
On March 4th of this year...
...newly elected Mayor Mary Sue Beal announced that she was changing the hiring practices of this city's police force.
No longer would height, weight, sex, education, or physical strength be used to keep new recruits out of the Metropolitan Police Academy.
Hundreds of people who never dreamed of becoming police officers signed up immediately.
Naturally, the police completely freaked.
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The movie's opening titles lights up white via the sound of a thunderclap. See more »
In the network television and syndicated versions, the scene that has a hooker performing oral sex on Commandant Lassard while he is giving a speech to a group of fellow police officials has been cut down. The scene is cut from right before we hear Lassard's pants being unzipped, after which it goes to a shot of Lt. Harris sitting at Lassard's desk, and then goes back to the end of the oral sex sequence when Lassard invites the officials to have lunch, and when he discovers Mahoney under the podium. See more »
I don't know what got to me. This evening, I went to the video store and got this one. I first saw it back in the 80's. Now let's not go nuts and call this the best comedy of all times. But it's still a pretty decent one (or indecent if you prefer!). The movie is generally funny, the characters are likable, and it's filmed in Toronto! I was surprised to realize that with the first scene showing the Toronto skyline. Some scenes are very funny, especially the one with George Gaynes (Commandant Lassard). Ah! the podium scene! So funny! Pea-brain humor, but good pea-brain humor!
Out of 100, I gave it 71. That's good for ** out of ****.
Seen in Toronto, on April 5th, 2003.
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