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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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Assignment: Miami Beach. Objective: Laughs. 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:

$4,239,831
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In early drafts, Mouse and Sugar were named Mike and Jack. See more »

Goofs

(at around 18 mins) When they are walking into the airport to board the flight to Miami, we see them walk across a doormat that has "PBIA" on it. This is because this scene was filmed at Palm Beach International Airport. The fictional city where they live is someplace up north (Midwest, Northeast, or eastern Canada where it was filmed) See more »

Quotes

Capt. Thaddeus Harris: Some dickhead is standing in my sun!
Sgt. Nick Lassard: Oh, Captain Harris! Hey, I didn't see you there. You know, I don't think we've been introduced. My name is Nick...
Capt. Thaddeus Harris: I don't care who you are, buttwipe. Just get out of my sun!
Sgt. Nick Lassard: Buttwipe?
Capt. Thaddeus Harris: Scram, sleazeball!
Sgt. Nick Lassard: Okay, fine.
[Leaves]
Sgt. Nick Lassard: Buttwipe, huh? Never heard that before.
Lt. Proctor: That was great, Sir!
Capt. Thaddeus Harris: Proctor?
[...]
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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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Composed by Richard Wagner
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Jumped the Shark
16 June 2019 | by torstensonjohnSee all my reviews

The childish pranks and adult façade of humor continue in the 5th installment of the cult classic franchise. Again we see America's most inept law enforcement clowns that head to sunny Miami to honor Commandant Lassard as Police Officer of the Decade. The aging and often-confused head of the Police Academy, Commandant Lassard (George Gaynes), has reached mandatory retirement age, much to the pleasure of the devious Capt. Harris (G.W. Bailey), who is still scheming to take over his job. Lassard, Harris, and a handful of the Academy's "distinguished" graduates (including Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook, and Marion Ramsey) travel to Miami Beach for a special ceremony to commemorate Lassard's years of service as he leaves the force; however, a luggage mix-up puts the clumsy cops in the middle of a massive illegal arms deal. Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach was the first film in the long-running series that did not star Steve Guttenberg (Bob Goldthwait also left the franchise at this point), but most of the other regulars bravely soldiered on without him.


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