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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 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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Comedy | Crime

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Police Academy IV  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,482,487, 5 April 1987

Gross USA:

$28,061,343
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Trivia

Tackleberry's wife was not initially intended to appear in the film, as Colleen Camp was unavailable for the originally planned shooting dates, which were back-to-back with those of the third film. However, the delay resulting from having to hire a new director after the death of Jerry Paris meant that Camp ended up being available after all, and her character was given a one-scene cameo appearance. See more »

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(at around 46 mins) The stadium they lift Proctor into is clearly being constructed on the outside, but he is lifted into a full stadium as a game is about to start. See more »

Quotes

Zed: [Referring to his watch] Mickey! He's Dead! He killed him!
Laura: I'm sure the academy will pay for it.
Zed: No, you don't understand. It's like a sentimental thing. It was the last thing I stole before joining the academy.
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Why so Low?
10 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Why is this movie rated so low? I admit that it is the fourth in the series and that is getting pretty ridiculous but this one has many memorable moments in it. Also where else can you go see Sharon Stone, David Spade, and a speacial appearance by a young kid at the time named Tony Hawke. No where else can you get so many people in one of their first movies. It is also still highly entertaining and causes me to laugh often. This is where you should stop watching the series however b/c they lose Steve Guttenburg and he is the only reason the series kept on for as long as it did. So don't give this a low score. Help it get out of the lowest 100 where other real horrible films belong.


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