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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.

Director:

Jim Drake

Writers:

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:

On land, on sea, or in the air, no place is safe from them! 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

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Proctor (Lance Kinsey) is the only character in the franchise to be demoted. In this film, Proctor is a lieutenant, while in Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986), he was a captain. So, presumably, when Mauser's police academy was shut down, Proctor was demoted and reassigned. See more »

Goofs

After speaking with Mahoney, we see Harris inadvertently walk into the shower room. There is an immediate scream of surprise and Harris exits the room drenched. Later on in another scene with Harris, we see that the showers are in individual, unmistakable shower stalls and are a distance from the shower room door. Harris would have (1) recognized this as a shower room and (2) even if he hadn't, there's no shower head directly inside the shower room door to walk under right after entering the room as Harris evidently did. See more »

Quotes

Laura: Oh, Zed. Do you think when this is all over we will still see each other?
Zed: SHUT UP! Oh, no, not you. I m-m-m-meant the ducks!
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Alternate Versions

Although the cinema version was intact the UK video version was cut by 8 secs to remove shots of Mahoney displaying a tube of Super Glue before administering it to Harris's megaphone. The cuts were restored in the upgraded 12 certificate DVD. See more »

Connections

Edited from Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Shoot For The Top
Performed by Southern Pacific
Written by Kurt Howell and Harry Maslin
Southern Pacific appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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User Reviews

Starting to "clutch at straws" to get a laugh.
17 May 2004 | by sakura377See 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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