5.8/10
51,405
91 user 34 critic

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 29 March 1985 (USA)
Trailer
1:25 | Trailer
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 »
Reviews
Popularity
4,556 ( 132)
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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 ... Dooley
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite the fact that no such character exists in the movie, a blonde policewoman appears on the official poster. This was an inside joke made by the producers, as they had also requested that the same "sexy girl" be included on an earlier version of the first film's poster. See more »

Goofs

When Mauser is accidentally pushed down the hole, atop the old zoo, the rock formations in the foreground are clearly made of fiberglass, as evidenced when he falls in and it shakes. Additionally, as they're supposed to be on top of the cave, the setting of the roof clearly shows it was built right out in front of the old zoo. See more »

Quotes

[after seeing his cat pooped in the cereal]
Sgt. Vinnie: Oh I'm sorry, would you like some?
Mahoney: [shocked] I'm on a diet.
See more »

Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was cut by 1 sec to remove a single instance of the word 'fuck' for a PG rating. The cut was restored in all video releases and the certificate upgraded. See more »

Connections

References Micro-Phonies (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Johnny Get The Handcuffs
Performed, Written & Produced by Moon Martin
Published by Rockslam Music & Bug Music
See more »

User Reviews

Beat the softmore(sp) curse?
17 June 2004 | by Media_guruSee all my reviews

Does it count when a sequel is better if the first was horrible? I guess it does in this case! In the first of too many sequels, the team receives their first assignment, chasing a gang of `street punks' led by Bobcat Goldthwait. (a brilliant casting move) Goldthwait's fun performance, along with a few (like three or four) more jokes do defy the sequel curse; that wasn't hard, look at the first! However when Bobcat Goldthwait is your highest point your in trouble. bottom line if you like mindless somewhat fun comedies this is for you.

It also defies an even rarer rarity: something watchable from the eighties!


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 91 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Police Academy II See more »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed