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. ... See full summary »
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...Written by
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Bobcat Goldthwait said in an interview that he was considered a difficult actor on set. He had made a suggestion to the filmmakers that the villains in the final chase scene should be the same ones who appeared earlier in the movie. Bobcat was told to just say his lines, and that they were not paying him to write. Goldthwait later remarked, "I was almost thrown out of the academy for trying to introduce plots!" See more »
(at around 19 mins) After Hightower and Mahoney help Nogata and Adams from the cab driver, the cab starts but doesn't drive off. The cab disappears when Adams walks off. See more »
[playing bongos while inches away from Sweetchuck]
This is a song I wrote off my first album and it goes something like this. Ahhhhhh... when I was a baby I had no teeth! I couldn't get a job! I couldn't eat meat!
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There are 16 extra scenes on the TBS Superstation version:
Jones practices his karate skills just before the scene in the Gymnasium.
After Mauser tells Blanks and Copeland what to do, the scene continues on the rooftop. Mauser's car gets stolen, and there is a scene with him falling into a trash container.
Mauser walks in to the police department.
Commandant Lassard, Mahoney, Blanks and Copeland talk about the training for the new recruits.
Tackleberry takes out his chainsaw to get down a child who is sitting in a tree instead of going to school.
Cadet Adams accidentally helps three thieves rob a store.
Bud Kirkland's rifle discharges into the air when Hightower drives the car over a bump.
Extra scene with the cadets talking in the control room after Hooks teaches them how to work the computers.
Jones talks with his nephew.
Blanks tells the cadets their mistakes.
Mauser watches his new recruits' weapons handling.
Naked in his car, Proctor is embarrassed by a truck driver while stopping at a red light.
After we see Tackleberry asking the old lady if she can identify her quarter, a few scenes later we see him giving her the money and telling her to mail the rest back.
Jones stops in the middle of the road because a truck is standing in his way. While he and Nogata wait, their car's gasoline is being stolen by a man who sucks it out with a hose.
A scene with Jones and Nogata telling Adams they cannot carry out their mission and she would have to send in Mahoney to complete it.
Mahoney, Commandant Lassard and Adams arrive late at a crime scene.
Here we go I don't care what anyone says, this is funny. Yes the series gets worse with each film, but any of the first 4 are better than any American Pie, or any teen comedy ever. The characters have already been established, with the main additions being Bobcat Goldthwaite as Zed, who is endlessly funny, and Mauser as the rival Cmndt. Plot? There are two Police Academies; one must close so a series of competitions are set up to see which is better. Mauser recruits Copeland and Banks from Lassard's school as traitors, but Mahoney and crew eventually prove the better. But these movies are not about plot. Some would say they're not about comedy, or anything else, but as a kid, nothing made me laugh more than these films. And they still do. Jones makes loads of noises, Tackleberry watches his in laws punch each other, Mahoney makes his usual comments, but Zed and Procter are my favourites here. The Blue Oyster Bar is back, and other scenes that keep me laughing are the arrival of Sweetchuck to the Academy, crashing into the car, and Zed singing to make a door fall. I see why people find these completely irritating, but I'm pis*ing myself thinking about them. While I was reading some of the (mostly negative) reviews of this, where people were slagging off the parts they didn't find funny, I was in stitches. May say something about me-but that's something I'm not ashamed of.
8 out of 10
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