The year is 1984 and the mayoress has removed set personal criteria form the requirements to join the police force. No longer is sex, weight, height and orientation a factor. This now allows for an insurgence of people applying. The Police Academy series follows a select group of misfits in their quest to become police men and women. The first film of the series follows these misfits in their time at the Police Academy. The main focus is on a petty criminal called Mahoney. Mahoney is busted for criminal damage and as punishment is forced to go to Police Academy. Mahoney initially feels that this isn’t the right place for him and he makes it his mission to be thrown out as he is not allowed to quit. As the classes go by and the training exercises are played out, Mahoney soon realizes that he is actually enjoying the academy and does want to become a police officer. We are also introduced to the gun maniac Tackelberry, the very tall Hightower, voluptuous Callahan, squeaky Hooks, human …
Plot Keywords: big-breasts / breast / buxom / motorcycle / motorcycle-cop
Taglines: Be a police officer. All you do is join the farce.
Certificate: Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A | Finland:K-12 | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:M | Norway:16 | Norway:7 | Portugal:M/12 | Russia:16+ | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | United Kingdom:15 | United States:R (#27106) | United States:TV-14 (DLSV, TV Rating.) | United States:TV-PG (S) | West Germany:12
Cast: Steve Guttenberg , Kim Cattrall , G.W. Bailey , Bubba Smith , Donovan Scott , George Gaynes , Andrew Rubin , David Graf , Leslie Easterbrook , Michael Winslow , Debralee Scott , Bruce Mahler , Ted Ross , Scott Thomson , Brant von Hoffman , Marion Ramsey , Georgina Spelvin , Doug Lennox , George R. Robertson , Don Lake , Bill Lynn , Michael J. Reynolds , Joyce Gordon , Don Payne , Bruce McFee , Beth Amos , Araby Lockhart , Barry Greene , Gary Farmer , Josef Field , Gary Colwell , James Bearden , Fred Brigham , Marco Bianco , Ted Hanlan , F. Braun McAsh , Rob Watson , Roger Dunn , Wally Bondarenko , J. Winston Carroll , David Clement , George E. Zeeman , Gino Marrocco , Gene Mack , Bob Collins , Danny Pawlick , Ruth Sisberg , Peter Cox , Danny Lima , Dwayne McLean , Brent Meyer , Carole Alderson , Suzanne Barker , Kimberley Boorman , Jayne Broughton , Julie McLeod , Karen Robyn , Greg Anthony , James D. Brown , Charles Woods Gray , John Hawkes , Kay Hawtrey , Michael Heddle , Dar Robinson , John Sampson , T.J. Scott , Hugh Wilson
Company: The Ladd Company
Country: United States
Released Date: 23 Mar 1984 (USA)
Film Location: Humber College – 3199 Lake Shore Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Runtime: 96 min
Color: Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
John Foster » This is a great movie for relaxing after a hard day at work. It's sheer escapism and good-humoured fun that only requires the watcher to put their mind in neutral, rest their feet, and not think too much.
A lot of the gags are not very original; we've seen most of them before in some other form. But the basic premise of a Police Academy full of misfits provides a novel context.
I've only seen this first movie of the series and don't really have plans to see any of the others. Can't believe they've made ssssssssooooo many sequels.
Too much Police Academy could certainly wear a bit thin, but first time around it's sheer good fun.
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