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A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.

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Carey Mahoney
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Karen Thompson
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Lt. Harris
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Moses Hightower
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Leslie Barbara
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Commandant Lassard
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George Martín
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Tackleberry
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Sgt. Callahan
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Larvell Jones
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Mrs. Fackler
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Doug Fackler
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Captain Reed
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Chad Copeland
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Kyle Blankes (as Brant Van Hoffman)
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Laverne Hooks
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Hooker
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Main Bad Guy
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Chief Hurnst
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Mr. Wig
Bill Lynn ...
Parking Lot Manager
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Office Executive
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Mrs. Thompson
Don Payne ...
Barber
Bruce McFee ...
Supply Clerk
Beth Amos ...
Little Old Lady
Araby Lockhart ...
Mrs. Lassard
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Cadet with Hat
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Sidewalk Store Owner
Josef Field ...
Blue Oyster Dancer
Gary Colwell ...
Blue Oyster Dancer
James Bearden ...
Driver (as Jim Bearden)
Fred Brigham ...
Street Punk
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Tough
Ted Hanlan ...
Tough
F. Braun McAsh ...
Tough (as Braun McAsh)
Rob Watson ...
Tough
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Booking Sergeant
Wally Bondarenko ...
Officer
J. Winston Carroll ...
Officer
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Officer
George E. Zeeman ...
Officer (as George Zeeman)
Gino Marrocco ...
Arresting Cop
Gene Mack ...
Street Thug
Bob Collins ...
Drill Instructor
Danny Pawlick ...
Pool Hall Man
Ruth Sisberg ...
Mayor
Peter Cox ...
Bar Patron
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Bar Patron
Dwayne McLean ...
Bar Patron
Brent Meyer ...
Bar Patron
Carole Alderson ...
Martín's Lady
Suzanne Barker ...
Martín's Lady
Kimberley Boorman ...
Martín's Lady
Jayne Broughton ...
Martín's Lady
Julie McLeod ...
Martín's Lady
Karen Robyn ...
Martín's Lady
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Greg Anthony ...
Policeman Cadet (uncredited)
James D. Brown ...
Hippie Recruit with Sunglasses (uncredited)
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Weird Waiter (uncredited)
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Driver of Teskey Truck (uncredited)
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Surprise Party Lady (uncredited)
Michael Heddle ...
Kid (uncredited)
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Menacing Thug in Plaid (uncredited)
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Prisoner (uncredited)
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Tough (uncredited)
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Angry Driver (uncredited)

Directed by

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Hugh Wilson

Written by

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Neal Israel ... (screenplay) &
Pat Proft ... (screenplay) and
Hugh Wilson ... (screenplay)
 
Neal Israel ... (story) &
Pat Proft ... (story)

Produced by

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Paul Maslansky ... producer
Alan Ladd Jr. ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Robert Folk

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Michael D. Margulies ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert Brown
Zach Staenberg

Editorial Department

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Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Howard Heard ... assistant film editor
Robert Raring ... color timer
Ben Williams ... apprentice film editor
Terry Kelley ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Pamela Basker
Fern Champion

Production Design by

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Trevor Williams

Art Direction by

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Dennis Davenport ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Steve Shewchuk

Costume Design by

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Christopher Ryan

Makeup Department

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Ken Brooke ... makeup artist
James D. Brown ... hair stylist (as James Brown)

Production Management

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James Margellos ... production manager (as Jim Margellos)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Richard Flower ... second assistant director
Rocco Gismondi ... second assistant director
Allan Harmon ... second assistant director
Michael Zenon ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Guenter Bartlik ... scenic artist
John 'Frenchie' Berger ... property master (as John Berger)
Chris Biden ... property assistant
Neil Grocutt ... construction supervisor
I.R. McEune ... head painter
Paul Theodore ... head carpenter
Serge Genitempo ... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Drew Struzan ... poster artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Paul B. Clay ... adr editor (as Paul Clay)
John M. Colwell ... sound editor (as John Colwell)
Alan Holly ... adr mixer / foley mixer
William Hooper ... sound editor
Anthony Ippolito ... supervising sound editor
Dave Kulczycki ... assistant sound editor (as David Kulczycki)
David Lee ... production sound mixer
Don MacDougall ... rerecording mixer
John L. Mack ... rerecording mixer (as John Mack)
Stanley Paul ... sound editor (as Stan Paul)
Robert R. Rutledge ... foley editor (as Bob Rutledge)
Steve Switzer ... boom operator
Richard Tyler ... rerecording mixer
Gary A. Hecker ... foley artist (uncredited)
Ron Scelza ... sound: second unit (uncredited)
Don White ... adr recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Gene Grigg ... special effects consultant
Roger Hansen ... special effects
David Neil Trifunovich ... special effects (as Neil Trifunovich)

Stunts

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Buzz Bundy ... stunts
Joe Dunne ... stunt coordinator
Debbie Kirby ... stunts (as Debra Kirby)
Julius LeFlore ... stunts (as Julius Leflor)
Denver Mattson ... stunts
Gary McLarty ... stunts
Angie Reno ... stunts (as Angelo Reno)
Wink Roberts ... stunts
Dar Robinson ... stunts
Celia Bond ... stunts (uncredited)
Janet Brady ... stunts (uncredited)
Carol Daniels ... stunts (uncredited)
Danny Lima ... stunts (uncredited)
Branko Racki ... stunts (uncredited)
George Marshall Ruge ... stunts (uncredited)
Todd Schroeder ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tony Eldridge ... best boy
Ron Gillham ... key grip
Glen Goodchild ... best boy
Chris Holmes ... gaffer
Peter Luxford ... camera operator
Joachim Martin ... assistant camera
Robert Saad ... additional photography
Shin Sugino ... still photographer
Pat Williams ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Peter Lavender ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Linda Kemp ... wardrobe (as Lynda Kemp)
Larry S. Wells ... wardrobe (as Larry Wells)
SJ Teasdale ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Location Management

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Michael Brownstone ... location manager

Music Department

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Douglas M. Lackey ... music editor (as Doug Lackey)
Paula Spang ... music coordinator
Dan Wallin ... scoring mixer
John Beal ... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Robert Fernandez ... scoring mixer (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Jim Kennedy ... transportation coordinator
Craig S. Kohne ... driver captain (as Craig Kohne)

Other crew

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Benita Allen ... production assistant
Penelope Hynam ... script supervisor
Patricia Johnson ... publicist
Christopher Kroll ... production assistant
Ron Kurelo ... police and weapons training
Suzanne Lore ... production coordinator
Andrea Poulis ... production secretary
Rocky Thompson ... police and weapons training
Donald L. West ... production accountant (as Don West)
Curtis Carlin ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Lyn Lucibello ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot 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 beat box and sound effects master Jones and the ever confuzzled Commandant Lassard. This group become good friends and become the base for the rest of the series of films. Written by SofaWatch

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Taglines Be a police officer. All you do is join the farce. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Police Academy: What an Institution! (United Kingdom)
  • Police Academy - Dümmer als die Polizei erlaubt (Germany)
  • Loca academia de policía (Spain)
  • Boja acadèmia de policia (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Η μεγάλη των μπάτσων σχολή (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Budget $4,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $8,570,007, 25 Mar 1984

Did You Know?

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Trivia In addition to playing Jones, Michael Winslow also supplied the voice for all public address announcements heard at the academy. See more »
Goofs (at around 9 mins) When Captain Reed and Mahoney are in the interrogation room at the police station, Captain Reed tells Mahoney that the duration of the police academy is 14 weeks long. When Mahoney is at the academy Commandant Lassard tells him the academy training is 24 weeks long. However, Lassard gets the length of time wrong repeatedly throughout the film, even having to be reminded of it when inspecting the new cadets. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Team Tack (1998). See more »
Soundtracks She's in My Corner See more »
Crazy Credits The movie's opening titles lights up white via the sound of a thunderclap. See more »
Quotes Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris: Mahoney! Remember, that nobody screws with me.
Carey Mahoney: Well, maybe you'll meet the right girl and all that will change.
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