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Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)

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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Jim Drake

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Neal Israel (characters), Pat Proft (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Guttenberg ... Mahoney
Bubba Smith ... Hightower
Michael Winslow ... Jones
David Graf ... Tackleberry
Tim Kazurinsky ... Sweetchuck
Sharon Stone ... Claire Mattson
Leslie Easterbrook ... Callahan
Marion Ramsey ... Hooks
Lance Kinsey ... Proctor
G.W. Bailey ... Captain Harris
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Zed
George Gaynes ... Commandant Lassard
Derek McGrath ... Butterworth
Scott Thomson ... Copeland
Billie Bird ... Mrs. Feldman
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Police Academy IV See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,482,487, 5 April 1987

Gross USA:

$28,061,343
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Company Credits

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the script, the full names of David Spade's and Brian Backer's characters are Kyle Rumford and Arnie Lewis, though only their first names are mentioned in the film. See more »

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Positioning of extras changes when Kyle skateboards through the mall crowd while being chased by Sgt. Copeland. See more »

Quotes

[Mahoney talking to Captain Harris, who just ripped his pants trying to get over a fence]
Mahoney: Did anyone tell you what a great tailor you have, Sir?
Proctor: I mentioned that, just last week.
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The worst of the bunch for me.
12 April 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Of the Police Academy movies the worst of the bunch for me is the final movie in the series to star Steve Guttenberg as Mahoney. The jokes are the same, the cast is the same the only difference here is they are training citizens to help fight crime in a neighborhood watch type deal. Mauser is gone, replace once again by Harris and I liked Mauser better as he and Proctor to me worked better. Bobcat is back which is bad, as is most of the jokes in this very forgettable movie. Seriously, other than a plot point or two here and there it is very hard to recall this movie other than I did not care for it except for when Proctor ends up letting a whole slew of criminals escape and we have our typical Police Academy ending. I also remember the end with a hot air balloon and Harris. This one also tries to introduce new characters to the gang one overweight dude and an older lady stands out in my mind and for some reason in the next movie the overweight guy would be a cop which makes no sense.


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