Movie 'Police Academy'

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What an Institution!

New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the instructors. Not everyone is there through choice, though. Social misfit Mahoney has been forced to sign up as the only alternative to a jail sentence and it doesn't take long before he falls foul of the boorish Lieutenant Harris. But before long, Mahoney realises that he is enjoying being a police cadet and decides he wants to stay... while Harris decides he wants Mahoney out!

United Kingdom English

  • a.k.a. Police Academy 1: What an Institution

Canada English

  • a.k.a. Académie de police

Germany German (Deutsch)

Police Academy - Dümmer als die Polizei erlaubt

Hier tobt die beknackteste, verrückteste und ausgeflippteste Polizei-Truppe aller Zeiten. Ein wild zusammengewürfelter Haufen: Tölpel, Freizeitsheriffs und total unfähige Taugenichtse melden sich zum Dienst. Die Ausbilder versuchen vergeblich, die Rekruten hinzubiegen. Die Witzfiguren in Uniform, die zuerst schießen, bevor sie ihr Gehirn einschalten, versetzen die hilfesuchenden Bürger der Stadt in Angst und Schrecken.

France French (Français)

  • a.k.a. Police Academy
  • Police Academy 1

Une école de police ouverte à tous candidats sans qualifications particulières accueille bientôt le turbulent Carey Mahoney. Un individu qui fera tout pour s'en faire renvoyer avec l'aide de ses camarades tout aussi farfelus.

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Scuola di polizia
  • a.k.a. Scuola di polizia 1

Il corpo di polizia ha bisogno di nuovi cadetti, e così viene diramato un annuncio secondo il quale per essere ammessi in polizia, non ci saranno più limiti di sesso, peso, età e quoziente intellettivo. All'accademia di polizia, dunque si ritrovano i personaggi più assurdi e tutti intendono diventare poliziotti, tra loro c'è Moses Hightower, un "gigante" buono che prima lavorava come fiorista; Leslie Barbara che invece è stanco di subire vessazioni; Laverne Hooks, una nera dalla voce sottile e incomprensibile; Larvell Jonesy, bravissimo a ricreare effetti sonori con la bocca e Carey Mahoney, un bravo ragazzo che ha qualche problema con l'autorità: dopo essere stato arrestato per atti osceni gli viene proposto di frequentare il corso di polizia, invece di andare in galera, e per il Capitano Reed sarà davvero difficile istruire un branco di persone così diverse e "particolari", ma alla fine avrà le sue soddisfazioni...

Part of Police Academy Collection

Police Academy is a series of American comedy films, the first six of which were made in the 1980s. The seventh and to date last installment, Mission to Moscow, was released in 1994. The new film is scheduled for production for 2014. The series opened with Police Academy (1984) which started with the premise that a new mayor had announced a policy requiring the police department to accept all willing recruits. The movie followed a group of misfit recruits in their attempts to prove themselves capable of being police officers. The main character, Carey Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg), was a repeat offender who was forced to join the police academy as punishment.

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    • Rating: 66% · 1,281

    New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the instructors. Not everyone is there through choice, though. Social misfit Mahoney has been forced to sign up as the only alternative to a jail sentence and it doesn't take long before he falls foul of the boorish Lieutenant Harris. But before long, Mahoney realises that he is enjoying being a police cadet and decides he wants to stay... while Harris decides he wants Mahoney out!

  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment owned

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    • Rating: 59% · 727

    Officer Carey Mahoney and his cohorts have finally graduated from the Police Academy and are about to hit the streets on their first assignment. Question is, are they ready to do battle with a band of graffiti-tagging terrorists? Time will tell, but don't sell short this cheerful band of doltish boys in blue.

  • Police Academy 3: Back in Training owned

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    • Rating: 57% · 583

    When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better his odds, but things don't quite turn out as expected...

  • Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol owned

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    • Rating: 53% · 569

    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.

  • Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach owned

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    • Rating: 50% · 435

    The Police Academy misfits travel to Miami, Florida for their academy's commanding officer, Lassard, to receive a prestigious lifetime award pending his retirement, which takes a turn involving a group of jewel thieves after their stolen loot that Lassard unknowingly has in his possession.

  • Police Academy 6: City Under Siege owned

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    • Rating: 49% · 395

    Our favourite police men are called together to deal with a gang who rob banks and jewelers. Using their various talents as well as their extraordinary luck, the crooks stand no chance against our men and women wearing blue..

  • Police Academy: Mission to Moscow owned

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    • Rating: 44% · 408

    The Russians need help in dealing with the Mafia and so they seek help with the veterans of the Police Academy. They head off to Moscow, in order to find evidence against Konstantin Konali, who marketed a computer game that everyone in the world is playing.

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
police academy
recruit
shenanigan
trainer
Genres
Comedy
Crime
Languages
English
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
United States of America The Ladd Company
United States of America Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Dates
United States of America Theatrical R
Australia Theatrical M
United Kingdom Theatrical 15
France Theatrical U
Germany Theatrical 16
United States of America English: Physical R Warner Home Video #20016 (VHS) (Clamshell Packaging)
Ratings
TMDb 66% · 1,281 (more information on website)
IMDb 67% · 105,298 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 54% (more information on website)
metacritic 41% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Cadet Carey MahoneySteve Guttenberg
Cadet Karen ThompsonKim Cattrall
Lt. Thaddeus HarrisG. W. Bailey
Cadet Moses HightowerBubba Smith
Cadet Leslie BarbaraDonovan Scott
Cmndt. Eric LassardGeorge Gaynes
Cadet George MartínAndrew Rubin
Cadet Eugene TackleberryDavid Graf
Sgt. Debbie CallahanLeslie Easterbrook
Cadet Larvelle JonesMichael Winslow
Mrs. FacklerDebralee Scott
Cadet Douglas FacklerBruce Mahler
Capt. ReedTed Ross
Cadet Chad CopelandScott Thomson
Cadet Kyle BlankesBrant von Hoffman
Laverne HooksMarion Ramsey
Booking SergeantRoger Dunn
Mrs. ThompsonJoyce Gordon
HookerGeorgina Spelvin

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtProduction DesignTrevor Williams
Set DecorationSteve Shewchuk
CameraCamera OperatorPeter Luxford
Director of PhotographyMichael D. Margulies
Still PhotographerShin Sugino
Costume & Make-UpCostume DesignChristopher Ryan
HairstylistJames D. Brown
Makeup ArtistKen Brooke
CrewStunt CoordinatorJoe Dunne
DirectingDirectorHugh Wilson
Script SupervisorPenelope Hynam
EditingAssistant EditorHoward Heard
EditorRobert Brown
Zach Staenberg
ProductionCastingFern Champion
Pamela Basker
ProducerPaul Maslansky
Production CoordinatorSuzanne Lore
Production ManagerJames Margellos
SoundMusic EditorDouglas M. Lackey
Original Music ComposerRobert Folk
Production Sound MixerDavid Lee
Sound EditorJohn M. Colwell
Stanley Paul
William Hooper
Sound Re-Recording MixerDon MacDougall
John L. Mack
Richard Tyler
Supervising Sound EditorAnthony Ippolito