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Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)

Those bumbling cadets take to the streets when three inept goons successfully orchestrate a metropolitan crime wave.

Director:

Peter Bonerz

Writers:

Neal Israel (characters), Pat Proft (characters) | 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
Lance Kinsey ... Proctor
Matt McCoy ... Nick
Bruce Mahler ... Fackler
G.W. Bailey ... Harris
George Gaynes ... Lassard
Kenneth Mars ... Mayor
Gerrit Graham ... Ace
George R. Robertson ... Hurst
Brian Seeman Brian Seeman ... Flash
Darwyn Swalve Darwyn Swalve ... Ox
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Storyline

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 Todd Baldridge

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Grads are going undercover in the city to unmask the mastermind of crime. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Police Academy 6: The London Beat See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,901,971, 12 March 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,567,217
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Consideration was given to the possibility of shooting this sequel in the U.S.S.R., with the working title of Police Academy 6: Operation Glasnost. However, permission to film in Russia would not be granted until five years later, resulting with the seventh film in the series, Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 12 mins) Clearly a stunt double for Matt McCoy during the high beam stunt. See more »

Quotes

Mayor: Hello, guys and gals! Oh, boy. I wish I had a picture of your stupid faces!
Captain Harris: Mr. Mayor!
Mayor: Hello, Harris, you stupid twit!
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Alternate Versions

When shown on the FOX TV network, many scenes were added to fill the time. 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 posterboard. 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 channges 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 garabage 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 »

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Soundtracks

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Written by Luigi Boccherini
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City Under Siege
30 July 2008 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Finally, almost done with the Police Academy sequels, I finished the 6th movie in the series, Police Academy 6: City Under Siege, now this movie by no means is the worst movie ever, but it's the weaker of the movies and disappoints more than makes you laugh. With the earlier sequels, I've been surprised, with all the low ratings, I still was laughing at the movies, just because I think people were taking the movies too seriously or comparing too much to the original Police Academy. Now the last Police Academy may not have had Mahony, Steve Guttenberg's character, but it still made me laugh, but I miss the old gang, they were what made the sequels a lot of fun. I also once again missed Zed and Sweetchuck, certain characters just made these movies into fun comedies, but City Under Siege tries too hard.

The class is back together to save the city from jewelery thieves, but the plot thickens when they find out that the leader of the gang is connected with the police. But of course Harris is after all the credit of making the bust on the jewelery thieves and taking the credit, even by mocking the old class that always pull something over their heads. But they find out that there is something deeper than just having the jewels, the thieves are going to own this town unless the police academy stops them.

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege still delivers some really good laughs here and there, you always have to love the pranks the class pulls on Harris, G.W. Baily plays them off so well and makes the memorable. Also you have to love Bubba Smith who is the classic big guy you just don't wanna mess with. But as far as the sequels go, this was without a doubt the weaker, from what I understand Mission in Moscow is the worst, so I'm going to do my best to have faith and just hope the series ends with a bang. Police Academy 6: City Under Siege, I recommend it if you are looking to see the series, but as a comedy, it's just alright.

3/10


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