A string of business robberies have taken place in the city's Wilson Heights neighborhood, all done by the same three crooks. Captain Thaddeus Harris is no longer in the same precinct with a certain group of cops that he doesn't like. That's why Harris is so happy to be in the Wilson Heights precinct. But then The Mayor tells Harris that business in the city is plummeting because of the robberies. Since there appears to be a leak in Harris's precinct, the Governor has sent in a team to stop the Wilson Heights gang. Much to Harris's dismay, the team is led by Commandant Eric Lassard, so Harris knows who the team members are -- exactly the cops that he doesn't like. The team members are Nick Lassard, Moses Hightower, Eugene Tackleberry, Larvell Jones, Debbie Callahan, Laverne Hooks, and Douglas Fackler. The stakes are raised when Commandant Lassard is accused of being the mastermind behind the robberies, and the team must clear his name.Written by
When shown on the FOX TV network, many scenes were added to fill the time. They include:
-One scene shows Nick Lassard arresting a lady for acting as a car valet so that she can steal cars. The lady is caught but tries to bribe Nick into letting her go; "I can really make it worth your while". Nick apologizes saying she's a nice girl but he can't break the rules in his position as a police officer.
-One scene has Fackler mopping up a water jug spill from Harris in a previous scene followed by Commandant Lassard receiving a call informing him that the Wilson Heights Gang just robbed the Wilson Heights Bank. The scene ends with Proctor attempting to dry Harris' wet clothes by fanning him with a poster board.
-One scene has the Police Academy team making a phone call to the Mayor about the Wilson Heights gang having the blueprints to shut down all the power to the city. The scene changes to show the Mayor discussing his thoughts to the officers followed by his making a secret deal with Captain Harris.
-In the scene where Jones is performing impressions at the Comedy Pub, there's an added scene of him asking if the mike is real and then doing an impression of "garbage trucks passing by at 5 a.m." where he makes a small rumbling sound to resemble a truck then makes it louder by adding screeches and then screaming in the voice of the garbage men, "YEEEEEEHA! WAKE UP STUPID!"
-One scene has Hooks trying to find a little boy's dog named Pokey. She looks down an alley and sees a small patch of fur and says in her tiny voice "Pokey?". The dog doesn't come out so she then shouts, "YOU COME OUT NOW YOU MANGY MUTT!". When the dog comes out, it's revealed that he's gigantic! Hook's grabs him and yelps, "YOU'RE POKEY?!". She puts a leash around the dog but the dog drags her around the sidewalk.
-In theatrical trailers for the film, during Harris' fall from the window washer's scaffold, there was a shot of him upside down, looking at a reflection of himself in a window, and screaming "OH HELP ME! I'LL HELP THE HOMELESS!" See more »
Police Academy 1 through 3 showcased it's raunchy to to comedic perfection. While being hysterical the first three (especially the first) also showed a lot of social commentary, talking about sexism, and racism. But there was really nothing left after three. they still kept it going, why I don't know but they did. This time around there is a crimewave, and half of the cast is still gone, and for good reason. Michael Winslow and Bubba Smith just aren't enough, and the obnoxious Captain Harris can't save the movie either, and neither can new addition Kenneth Mars. Stick with the first three, they will crack you up, but this while a marginal improvement over 5 isn't enough to save it. I guess the series ran out of jokes.
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