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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Bobcat Goldthwait said in an interview that he was considered a difficult actor on set. He had made a suggestion to the filmmakers that the villains in the final chase scene should be the same ones who appeared earlier in the movie. Bobcat was told to just say his lines, and that they were not paying him to write. Goldthwait later remarked, "I was almost thrown out of the academy for trying to introduce plots!" See more »
(at around 53 mins) While the gang is playing music at Policeperson Ball, Jones was playing a guitar with no strings. This is probably an intended joke, as Jones can effectively impersonate a guitar with his noise making skills. 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.
Okay, so these films were never the most respected of the 1980s, but they at least started off with a nicely foul-mouthed, sexist-pig approach. This, the third film in the series, marks the point at which the sequels began their rapid descent into insipid kid's fare; references to the original simply come across as lazy re-hashes (which, let's face it, they are), and the new characters lack any real bite. As with 'Police Academy's 2 and 4, G.W. Bailey's absence is painfully apparent.
An excrutiating karaoke singalong (complete with Tackleberry on sax and Jones grooving away on bass) rubs salt into the already-chafing wounds. And there was still a long way to go before 'Mission to Moscow.'
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