The old Commandant Lassard, leader of the Police Academy (1984), goes to Florida to receive an award. In the city arrives also the cynic Captain Harris who wants to take Lassard's job. ... See full summary »
When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better his odds, but things don't quite turn out as expected...Written by
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The Japanese character Nogata was originally written as a male Indian police cadet named Ramu. This explains why Nogata slept on a bed of nails from New Delhi, and also liked to meditate with his hand over a candle flame. See more »
(at around 47 mins) When Cadet Nogata is talking to Sgt. Jones about Lt. Callahan, he refers to her as "Sgt." Callahan. See more »
Sgt. Larvelle Jones:
[speaking as though he is an actor in a Japanese martial-arts film being overdubbed in English by moving his mouth when not speaking]
At this time... I would like to introduce... to all of you... my instructor... the man who taught me... how to fight.
[throws a straight punch, then continues the same way]
Sgt. Larvelle Jones:
Please welcome... if you will... Sgt. John Turney.
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There are 16 extra scenes on the TBS Superstation version:
Jones practices his karate skills just before the scene in the Gymnasium.
After Mauser tells Blanks and Copeland what to do, the scene continues on the rooftop. Mauser's car gets stolen, and there is a scene with him falling into a trash container.
Mauser walks in to the police department.
Commandant Lassard, Mahoney, Blanks and Copeland talk about the training for the new recruits.
Tackleberry takes out his chainsaw to get down a child who is sitting in a tree instead of going to school.
Cadet Adams accidentally helps three thieves rob a store.
Bud Kirkland's rifle discharges into the air when Hightower drives the car over a bump.
Extra scene with the cadets talking in the control room after Hooks teaches them how to work the computers.
Jones talks with his nephew.
Blanks tells the cadets their mistakes.
Mauser watches his new recruits' weapons handling.
Naked in his car, Proctor is embarrassed by a truck driver while stopping at a red light.
After we see Tackleberry asking the old lady if she can identify her quarter, a few scenes later we see him giving her the money and telling her to mail the rest back.
Jones stops in the middle of the road because a truck is standing in his way. While he and Nogata wait, their car's gasoline is being stolen by a man who sucks it out with a hose.
A scene with Jones and Nogata telling Adams they cannot carry out their mission and she would have to send in Mahoney to complete it.
Mahoney, Commandant Lassard and Adams arrive late at a crime scene.
Police Academy 3 (1986) The inmates are now running the asylum. Mahony and company are now instructors at the place they once attend. Running out of ideas and funny situations, the film starts to repeat (ad naseum) many of the gags and punchlines from the first two films. While new characters are being added to the series, a few old one decide to leave (for good). If you notice, the bigger the star Steve Guttenberg becomes, the lesser screen time he gets. Oh well.
Slightly recommended. If the producers have thought with their heads instead of their pocket books, they should have put this series to bed instead of dragging it out and running the series until the wheels and the engine fell off.
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