The old Commandant Lassard, leader of the Police Academy (1984), goes to Florida to receive an award. In the city arrives also the cynic Captain Harris who wants to take Lassard's job. ... See full summary »
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
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The latter portion of the scene featuring Harris and Proctor at The Blue Oyster bar, was originally written for Art Metrano and Lance Kinsey in Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986). However, the scene was removed from the final draft for Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986), and used in this movie instead, with Mauser's lines being reassigned to Harris. See more »
In the television version of the movie, Todd (Michael McManus) is thrown from the hood of a police car, and is apprehended by Callahan. Although she applies handcuffs to Todd in close-up, a wide shot reveals the handcuffs are secured around only one of his wrists, as Todd is holding the unsecured cuff in his free hand behind his back. See more »
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 »
Police Academy were an almost constant feature growing up - the number of sequels watched, and in what order, was something of a badge pride in those days! For my part, my scorecard was completely out of synch - Parts 2 and 6 on VHS, the original on terrestrial, etc. Anyway, I have a bit of affection for Part 4 (for all its shortcomings) as the only chapter I ever saw in a cinema, one summer holiday in 1987, St Andrews, Fife. The story is daft, the acting variable (GW Bailey makes a welcome return, while George Gaynes aces it as usual), the jokes are hit and miss, and the series has quite clearly ran the course....but I'll always associate this one with warm summer evenings and pristine white sands. To be enjoyed as a bit of nonsensical and undemanding fun.
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