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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 29 March 1985 (USA)
When a new gang moves into town it's up to the screwball police team to stop them.

Directors:

Jerry Paris, James Signorelli (uncredited)

Writers:

Neal Israel (characters created by), Pat Proft (characters created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Guttenberg ... Carey Mahoney
Bubba Smith ... Hightower
David Graf ... Tackleberry
Michael Winslow ... Larvell Jones
Bruce Mahler ... Doug Fackler
Marion Ramsey ... Laverne Hooks
Colleen Camp ... Kirkland
Howard Hesseman ... Pete Lassard
Art Metrano ... Lt. Mauser
George Gaynes ... Commandant Lassard
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Zed (as Bob Goldthwait)
Julie Brown ... Chloe
Peter Van Norden ... Vinnie Schtulman
Tim Kazurinsky ... Merchant
Ed Herlihy Ed Herlihy ... Dooley
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Storyline

Mahoney and friends have graduated from the Police Academy (1984) and are issued with their first assignments. As before, their cheerfulness and devotion to duty outweigh any shortcomings, but are they ready to do battle with a band graffiti daubing terrorists? Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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Taglines:

Watch out! They've got to clean up the worst crime district in the world. But that's no problem. They're the worst police force in the universe. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Police Academy II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,675,896, 31 March 1985

Gross USA:

$55,600,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,600,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Bubba Smith, he made more money from his work on this film alone, than he had earned in ten years of playing professional football. This was due to Bubba having requested a 2 percent piece of the movie's profits, in lieu of a higher salary prior to shooting. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when Mauser is addressing everyone at roll call, Officer Vinnie Schtulman is present sitting at one of the tables. Later the same day, after Mahoney shows up (he was getting a new uniform), he is sent to pick Vinnie up at home and Vinnie is just getting ready for work. See more »

Quotes

Chief Hurst: Mauser, you're the most incredible ass-kisser I have ever seen.
Lt. Mauser: Thank you very much, sir. I do my best.
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User Reviews

Why didn't this win an Oscar?
26 October 2003 | by dantc1See all my reviews

Just kidding with the title, so calm down. It wasn't the greatest event ever placed on film, all of the Police Academy movies were sophomoric to the extreme. However, when you consider all of the movies in the franchise, this one isn't too bad. Within context, though, this is a little bit like saying being stabbed is better than being shot; like any Police Academy movie, it's just damn painful.


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