When a new gang moves into town it's up to the screwball police team to stop them.


Jerry Paris, James Signorelli (uncredited)


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


Having earned their shiny new badges after graduating from the prestigious Police Academy (1984) of Commandant Eric Lassard, Officer Carey Mahoney, along with five other top graduates, find themselves transferred to the worst precinct in the city, run by Eric's brother, Captain Pete Lassard. As the town holds a record for crime rates, mainly because of the "Scullions", the mean local gang of the unhinged crime boss, Zed, the inexperienced recruits have a lot on their plate, while in the meantime, power-hungry Lieutenant Mauser is dreaming of making a name for himself. Now, only Mahoney and a coordinated undercover mission can thwart Mauser's plans. But, can the world's most eccentric police officers save the day? Written by Nick Riganas

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Did You Know?


Though Tim Kazurinsky is called Sweetchuck in the movie, in the credits his character name is "Merchant". See more »


When Pete Lassard confronts one of the gang members in the alley, the gang member's voice is heard mocking Lassard, but the gang member's mouth does not move. See more »


Lt. Mauser: Let me see your piece. There's no round in the chamber.
Officer Hooks: I was afraid it might go off.
Lt. Mauser: Oh, heavens to be, it might go off. That's one for Hooks.
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Alternate Versions

A scene with Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg) and Schtulman (Peter Van Norden) chasing muggers in a park with the aid of Schtulman's dog. See more »


Referenced in Beaverly Hills Cop (1985) See more »


Johnny Get The Handcuffs
Performed, Written & Produced by Moon Martin
Published by Rockslam Music & Bug Music
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Worth a look, it's still funny.
4 February 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I was always surprised that we didn't get Goonies part 2, it's fair to say in the 1980's, if a film was a success, a sequel was on the way. I still love the original, and I'm also a big fan of the first sequel. They retain the cast, but also add to it, the elements that made the first very funny are still here. There are definitely some funny scenes, the shower gel being the best, the removal of weapons, and generally every scene that features Zed. It won't be for everyone, and you get the impression it was put together quickly to cash in on the first, but it is funny, and it retains the spirit of the original.

I still find it funny. 7/10

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Release Date:

29 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Police Academy II See more »


Box Office


$7,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,675,896, 31 March 1985

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