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Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 3 April 1987 (USA)
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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 »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Capt. Harris
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Zed
George Gaynes ... Commandant Lassard
Derek McGrath ... Butterworth
Scott Thomson ... Copeland
Billie Bird ... Mrs. Feldman
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Storyline

Convinced that his loyal police force is overworked, and above all, understaffed, silver-haired Commandant Eric Lassard comes up with a bold idea: why not recruit eager civilians to lend a hand in crushing crime? With this in mind, the ambitious "Citizens On Patrol" crime-fighting programme comes to life; nevertheless, the duplicitous and always slimy arch-rival of the Police Academy (1984), Captain Harris, is bent on sabotaging the operation, having ulterior motives. Can Officer Mahoney, and the rest of the team, get the recruits into shape, and get, once more, Lassard out of the tight spot? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Trivia

A box was placed in the swimming pool for Leslie Easterbrook, on which to stand while filming her water safety rescue scene. See more »

Goofs

(at around 43 mins) When Harris and Proctor enter The Blue Oyster, Proctor acts like he is unfamiliar with the venue. This is despite the fact that in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Proctor recited the bar's street address from memory, while in Police Academy 3: Back in Training, a naked Proctor stumbled into the same building while trying to hide. See more »

Quotes

[Jones enters the cadets' room, making the sound of a creaking door]
Sgt. Larvell Jones: [Transylvanian accent] Good evening, gentlemen. I congratulate you on another good day. Sleep vell...
[evil laugh]
Cadet Tommy 'House' Conklin: Hey, Count, getting worried we're gonna be taking over soon? We're ready!
Sgt. Larvell Jones: You're improving, guys, but you're still way down on the food chain. As we vampires say, "lights out, suckers!"
[leaves, making a wolf howl]
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Alternate Versions

UK TV version shown prewatershed contain two edits to the pool scene with Callahan. First, the shit where she stands in the pool with her T-shirt wet cuts to a reaction shot of House. Then when all the men Juno in to rescue Callahan, her swearing as she turns to swim away is muted. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pinky and the Brain: Collect 'Em All/Pinkasso (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

El Bimbo
Written by Claude Ganem
Performed by Jean-Marc Dompierre and his Orchestra
Courtesy of Arthur Young Enterprises, Inc.
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User Reviews

A Big Letdown
20 August 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

The first three Police Academy films were brilliant and extremely funny. Police Academy 4 was unexceptional.

It does have it's good points; we see the return of Harris, who is now a Captain and Zed continues his crazy antics but there's nothing particularly funny or memorable in this film. The first three films had you laughing again and again but Part 4 was lacking anything truly funny.

The ending was a bit of a letdown compared to the climaxes for the first three films.

It's also goodbye to Steve Guttenberg as Carey Mahoney who quit the series after this film.

Police Academy 4 was painfully average. It will probably be a disappointment to fans of the first three films.


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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,061,343
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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