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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

Despite being afraid of heights, David Graf agreed to be taken up in the biplane to have the necessary aerial shots filmed. See more »

Goofs

(at around 18 mins) When Copeland and his partner have Arnie and Kyle blocked off in the alley, Copeland's partner's voice is heard radioing Captain Harris, although his lips are not moving, nor does he even pick up the radio. See more »

Quotes

Zed: People just don't understand me.
Laura: Maybe if you talk slower...
Zed: No, I mean who I am. Man, now I gotta worry about my diction too?
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Soundtracks

Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
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Written by Henry Thacker Burleigh
Performed by Lance Kinsey
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Adult gags and Juvenile gags do not mix.
2 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is a hard Academy movie to define. The humour is generally more smutty, keeping up the standards of the original, yet it also has awful gags about people slipping on skateboards and pidgeons secreting on policemen's shoulders. There are also jokes about farting, a sure sign of desperation. On the plus side, we see the return of G.W.Bailey as Captain Harris. That's about it on the plus side. The whole film looks rushed and is mostly set at night or on grey skied days that make it look awful. Not a pleasant film to watch. However, the public, including myself, flocked to see it. But, hey, you don't know what you're gonna get until you have paid your admission.


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