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 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
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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

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Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Two of Jerry Paris' children were cast in this movie. His daughter Julie Paris was given a small role as the checkout girl Zed talks to, while his son Andrew Paris played Bud, the punchy brother of Kathleen Kirkland. See more »

Goofs

During the scene at Sweetchuck's store after the shootout, when Sweetchuck is trying to escape before being tackled by Hightower, the guy who tackles Sweetchuck is so obviously not Bubba Smith. Much shorter and lighter set, and considering Bubba Smith was an ex-NFL player. See more »

Quotes

[Mahoney wears a microphone while infiltrating Zed's gang]
Mahoney: So what is this place? It smells like animals.
Sgt. Vinnie: They took him to my place?
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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 »

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Referenced in Bobcat Goldthwait: You Don't Look the Same Either. (2012) See more »

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Temporary Insanity
Performed by The Townsends
Written by Linsey White, Michael Rochelle & Steve Berry
Produced by Mike Piccirillo & Gary Goetzman
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Their First Assignment
13 July 2008 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Police Academy is such a classic, it has some of the best laughs and is just such a great time to watch it wither it's by yourself or with a group of friends. So I couldn't resist, I had to see the sequels, but I was really nervous when I kept checking all the ratings for the sequels, they're all pretty low and below average. So I was expecting Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment to be absolutely bad, but actually I did laugh quite a bit. I admit this was below what the first one was with the laughs and the story, but I felt like it was a decent follow up with the first Police Academy movie. It was cool to see the old gang back together and just having fun like they did in the first film. The story is a little weak but it's still a lot of fun to watch and has some great laughs.

A violent, well, um, if that's the right word, a violent gang has moved in on the town and are just making it into a havoc for anyone to live in. They are also making a mockery of the police, well, that's not too hard to do since they're pretty incompetent, so the chief wants a new team. He is given the class of '84, who haven't had any good jobs since they graduated, but now they are back together to get this gang out of town. At first they just end up screwing just as badly, but come together to be the best police force in town.

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment in my opinion is a fun movie, I think the 4.8 rating is a little harsh, I understand the low 5's, but I think the reason why is because it is a little less than the first Police Academy movie, now of course I would say to stick with the original for right now, but I wouldn't shy you away from the sequel. Anyone who says they didn't laugh once during this movie must be lying, because the scene where they put super glue in their Sergent's shampoo was beyond hilarious, it's a classic. So just go ahead and have fun with this movie, I think you'll enjoy it.

5/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1985 (USA) 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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1.85 : 1
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