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Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 18 March 1988 (USA)
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The Police Academy's commandant will be honored at a police convention in Miami Beach. At the airport he picks a wrong bag with stolen diamonds. The "owners" want them back.

Director:

Alan Myerson

Writers:

Neal Israel (characters creator), Pat Proft (characters creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bubba Smith ... Hightower
David Graf ... Tackleberry
Michael Winslow ... Jones
Leslie Easterbrook ... Callahan
Marion Ramsey ... Hooks
Janet Jones ... Kate
Lance Kinsey ... Proctor
Matt McCoy ... Nick
G.W. Bailey ... Harris
George Gaynes ... Lassard
Rene Auberjonois ... Tony
George R. Robertson ... Hurst
Tab Thacker ... House
Archie Hahn ... Mouse
James Hampton ... Mayor of Miami
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Storyline

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. Harris wants to place himself in a favourable light in front of the high military hierarchy but, at the airport, Lassard exchanges his bag with another one... Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

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Taglines:

Hold everything! The cadets are dropping in on Miami Beach for an all new adventure. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Police Academy V See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,106,661, 20 March 1988

Gross USA:

$19,510,371

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,510,371
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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

(At around forty-four minutes) When Harris' hat catches fire in the bar scene, a theatrical smoke effect was physically placed in G.W. Bailey's hat, while the flames were later created in post-production. See more »

Goofs

The official movie poster depicts Michael Winslow with a moustache, despite him not having one in the film. This same goof was made in Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Moses Hightower: Sir, I realize this is your jurisdiction. But if there is a rescue attempt, we would like to volunteer.
Capt. Thaddeus Harris: Commissioner Murdock, I couldn't agree more. I think it is vital that the rescues know Commandant Lassard intimately. Now, I can vouch for the abilities of these officers. After all, I trained them myself.
Sgt. Larvell Jones: Must be the drugs.
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Alternate Versions

On Network TV versions of the film, 2 scenes are added to fill time. One scene had Captain Harris and Lieutenant Proctor arriving at the hotel in Miami with a goat they had on their airplane. One scene occurs in the Police showcase area where people are trying out various items such as pepper spray, handcuffs, and bulletproof car shields; Tony is seen talking to a friend of his named Larry. He tries to get Larry to talk Commandant Lassard into giving him the camera with the stolen diamonds in it by telling him a story of how his dead wife had a camera just like the one Lassard's carrying. Feeling pity for him, Lassard is about to hand Larry the camera until Larry asks "is there anything I could do for you in return". Lassard says yes and has Larry take an official Police fingerprint identification test. Larry's discovered to be "a known felon" and he runs off without the camera. Tony and his goons walk casually away followed by Tony getting upset and hitting a police car shield with his hand and hurting it. See more »

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The Ride of the Valkyries
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Fantastic Fifth Installment
20 August 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

After the disappointing Part 4, it was great to see Police Academy 5 return to form.

Fans of Mahoney from the first four films will be disappointed to learn he is not in it. But it's a great story and truly funny.

Commandant Eric Lassard and the gang take a trip to Miami to attend a police convention. They end up crossing paths with three bumbling crooks who end up kidnapping the Commandant. As usual, Captain Harris and Lieutenant Proctor are out to grab all the glory.

Scenes to watch out for include the crook who farts in the lift, the battle between Hightower and an alligator (or crocodile maybe)and the end chase in boats.

Police Academy 5 was enjoyable.


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