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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:

To protect, to serve... and make you laugh. America's funniest crimebusters are back! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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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
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lou the dog was played by a large Newfoundland dog called Kodiak. The dog was very stubborn, often dictating how many takes he wanted for a shoot. If he felt like he had had enough of a particular re-take, he would stop performing, to the letdown of his trainers Rob Bloch and Kim Lindemeon. However, he saved the life of his owner Kathy Cullen, by alerting her to a dangerous fire that was burning in her house. Kodiak subsequently earned the Newfoundland Club's prestigious "Versatility" award. See more »

Goofs

When Jones jumps up on the loading dock in the karate fight scene, he is wearing his gunbelt. In subsequent shots, he is not wearing the gunbelt. It is not shown on the dock where it would have been if he had removed it prior to the fight. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Mauser: That is all. Thanks for your time.
Officer Hooks: What about me, sir? Don't I get a car?
Lt. Mauser: [imitating Hooks] "Oh, what about me sir? Don't I get a car?" No, you don't get a car. You get a nice little chair and a nice little desk and a nice little office for your nice little voice!
Officer Hooks: Asshole!
Lt. Mauser: That's two!
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Dirty Work
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The only decent sequel to the original
11 October 2014 | by MaziunSee all my reviews

The first "Police academy" wasn't exactly the most intellectual or most endearing of films. It did however provide a good fun and was a box office success. It grossed over 100 million dollars , so a sequel wasn't really a surprise. I don't really think that there was any potential to make a good comedy series here , but that's Hollywood. They should stop with this one. The rest movies of the series are just embarrassing.

"Police academy 2: Their first assignment" takes the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach. It was quickly rushed into production to capitalize on the successful first film. This movie is rated PG-13 and it's kinda sad that they toned down the raunchy humor and crude manners. It's obviously not as fresh or funny as the original , but it has it's moments.

Jerry Paris replaces Hugh Wilson as the director and there are new writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. The score is once again by Robert Folk. The old characters are back - Mahoney, Tackleberry, Hightower, Hooks, Fackler, Jones, and Commandant Lassard. We are introduced to an array of new characters such as Lt. Mauser , Proctor , Pete Lassard , Sweetchuck , Zed , Vinnie and Kirkland. The filmmakers sure had the knack for creating memorable funny characters. Bobcat Goldthwait is sometimes funny and sometimes annoying with his nervous voice and ticks. Peter Van Norden shines as the gross-out cop who eats anything and Tim Kazurinsky is just adorable as the unlucky merchant. Other characters both old and new are also entertaining.

The best jokes ? The opening of this film having a guy locking up his store , Michael Winslow's Bruce Lee impersonation , forced anal inspection , Sweetchuck constantly terrorized by Zed, the subplot with Tackleberry finding the girl of his dreams. If you liked the first one you should have some fun with this one too. Everything else is practically the same, and more of it.

The thing about this movie as compared to the sequels is that this one is funny (at least sometimes). After this one the movies went completely downhill. I give it 4/10.


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