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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>

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:

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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
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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sgt. Moses Hightower: Yamma, yamma, yamma, yamma, yahhhhma. Fools! They think they can kill the brother of Medula!
Cadet Tommy 'House' Conklin: I never thought that.
Sgt. Moses Hightower: Oh, if I could reach into the belly of a yak and rip out its heart...
Kyle: That would bring him back to life?
Sgt. Moses Hightower: No, man. I'm hungry!
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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

Referenced in Motormouth: Episode #4.17 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancin' Up A Storm
Performed by Stacy Lattisaw
Produced by Jellybean Benítez (as Jellybean)
Written by Sandy Sherman and Janis Liebhart (as Janice Liebhart)
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Fond Memories
1 January 2019 | by wilsonstuart-32346See all my reviews

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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