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Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 3 April 1987 (USA)
The misfit Police Academy (1984) graduates now are assigned to train a group of civilian volunteers to fight crime once again plaguing the streets.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mahoney
... Hightower
... Jones
... Tackleberry
... Sweetchuck
... Claire Mattson
... Callahan
... Hooks
... Proctor
... Captain Harris
... Zed
... Commandant Lassard
... Butterworth
... Copeland
... Mrs. Feldman
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A new batch of recruits arrives at Police Academy, this time a group of civilian volunteers who have joined Commandant Lassard's new Citizens on Patrol program. Although the community relations project has strong governmental support, a disgusted Captain Harris is determined to see it fail. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Take off with the original cast... and some new civilian recruits as they take to the streets and the skies to fight crime. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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3 April 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Police Academy IV  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,482,487, 5 April 1987

Gross USA:

$28,061,343
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Trivia

Contrary to popular belief, the absence of Art Metrano (who played Mauser in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) and Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)) was not due to his fall which left him paralyzed. The fall occurred in September 1989, two years after this movie was released. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 6 mins) When Commandant Lassard's golf cart is making a wheelie, you can easily see the support wheels needed to do that stunt. See more »

Quotes

Zed: [teaching a class to the cadets] Cadets, I'd like now to discuss with you something that will be vital for you to know when you're, like, out there on the job as a police officer, and that's the correct way on how to eat a doughnut. A doughnut...
Proctor: [enters the classroom] Attention!
[the cadets stand up at attention]
Proctor: Captain Harris?
[...]
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Connections

Edited from Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Rescue Me
Performed by Family Dream
Written by Rudy Pardee, Michael Perison and Victor Brooks
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Starting to "clutch at straws" to get a laugh.
17 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I'll admit, I enjoyed these "Police Academy" movies back in the eighties. Honestly, I really only have seen the first two in the theatre. The third one I saw on cable TV. Now that I've bought the box set on DVD, I can honestly say that it is at this 4th sequel of the "Police Academy" films, that they really should have stopped right here. A lot of the humor is predictable and (most annoyingly) often repeated. For example, Winslow (Larvell Jones), was doing his silly "karate man" humor excessively though many of the "Police Academy" films. If he only did this in one film, the humorous impact would have been cherished more. The first three "Police Academy" films are the best. Taking this predictable slapstick into four more follow-up films (with totally forgettable stories, was just a bit too much.) On a positive note, "Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol" starred Corinne Bohrer as Laura. What a gorgeous blonde babe she is! And also, I'll have to admit that on the documentaries of the making of the "Police Academy" films, Leslie Easterbrook is still quite an attractive looking woman. Marian Ramsey still looks good, too.


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