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
[Jones enters the cadets' room, making the sound of a creaking door]
Sgt. Larvell Jones:
Good evening, gentlemen. I congratulate you on another good day. Sleep vell...
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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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 »
Written by Claude Ganem
Performed by Jean-Marc Dompierre and his Orchestra
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A Big Letdown
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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