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Moving Violations (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 19 April 1985 (USA)
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The goofy students of a remedial drivers education class find themselves butting heads with their abusive police instructors.

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Neal Israel

Writers:

Neal Israel (screenplay), Pat Proft (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Murray John Murray ... Dana Cannon
Jennifer Tilly ... Amy Hopkins
James Keach ... Deputy Halik
Brian Backer ... Scott Greeber
Ned Eisenberg ... Wink Barnes
Clara Peller ... Emma Jean
Wendie Jo Sperber ... Joan Pudillo
Nedra Volz ... Mrs. Loretta Houk
Fred Willard ... Terrence 'Doc' Williams
Lisa Hart Carroll ... Deputy Virginia Morris
Nadine Van der Velde ... Stephanie McCarty
Ben Mittleman Ben Mittleman ... Spencer Popadophalos
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Raoul Bienveneda
Willard E. Pugh ... Jeff Roth (as Willard Pugh)
Sally Kellerman ... Judge Nedra Henderson
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Storyline

A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean. Mistreated by inept and cruel police instructors, a smart-alecky teen leads the group in revenge against their tormentors. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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Taglines:

A crash course in traffic school from the creators of "Police Academy" See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moving Violations See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,469,488, 21 April 1985

Gross USA:

$10,627,754

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,627,754
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Part of a cycle of American cop comedies that got made after the box-office success of Police Academy (1984). The others being that movie's six sequels, Feds (1988), Recruits (1986), Off Beat (1986), Night Patrol (1984), and Hollywood Vice Squad (1986). See more »

Goofs

After Mrs. Houk gets out of the car, after narrowly missing getting hit by the train, her glasses change from the vintage batwing/cat-eye style to more modern ones (Nedra Volz's actual personal eyeglasses). This is attributed to the fact that the overnight filming of the train scenes expanded further than just one night and the continuity was missed. See more »

Quotes

Scott Greeber: I hit a casket with a puppet stage. What am I doing here?
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Connections

References Tightrope (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Every Boy's Got One
Performed by Julie Brown
Written by Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey and Sterling Smith
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Overdone and silly,but it's hillarious!
18 September 2001 | by jrockwellSee all my reviews

This movie is cheesy, but come on it's hysterical. Bill Murray's brother is a hoot, Keach is funny too as the over the top officer. The scene that tears me up every time I see it is when Murray gets Keach so upset in class he reaches for his gun, only to be stopped by his partner. That had me rollin! Take it for what it is, and lightin up!


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