When a new gang moves into town it's up to the screwball police team to stop them.
Release Year: 1985
Rating: 5.1/10 (18,379 voted)
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf
Mahoney and friends have graduated from the Police Academy and are issued with their first assignments. As before, their cheerfulness and devotion to duty outweighs any shortcomings, but are even they ready to do battle with a band graffiti daubing terrorists?
Writers: Neal Israel, Pat Proft
Officer Carey Mahoney
Officer Moses Hightower
Officer Eugene Tackleberry
Officer Larvell Jones
Officer Douglas Fackler
Officer Laverne Hooks
Sgt. Kathleen Kirkland
Captain Peter 'Pete' Lassard
Commandant Eric Lassard
(as Bob Goldthwait)
Peter Van Norden
Officer Vinnie Schtulman
To protect, to serve… and make you laugh. America's funniest crimebusters are back!
Release Date: 29 March 1985
Filming Locations: 3rd Street Tunnel, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
Opening Weekend: $10,675,896
(31 March 1985)
Did You Know?
In the scene where Mahoney meets some of Zed's gang members while undercover, a Russian dirty word is written among the graffiti on a phone booth.
When Jones jumps up on the loading dock in the karate fight scene, he is wearing his gunbelt. In subsequent shots, he is not wearing the gunbelt. It is not shown on the dock where it would have been if he had removed it prior to the fight.
Any day now, Mahoney, and your little ass is mine.
You wanted to see me, sir?
Mahoney, didn't your mother teach you how to knock?
It depends. Sir? I hope this isn't going to be too personal? I heard what you said about my little butt and I don't know how to break this to you, sir, but I'm straight.
Revenge of the 80's: The multiple sequels.
Police Academy 2 (1985) was quickly rushed into production to
capitalize upon the surprisingly successful first film. The recruits
have finally graduated from the academy and are now assigned positions
throughout the city. Crime is rampant and the people are afraid to
leave their homes because of a local crime wave. A group of young punks
(led by Bobcat Goldwait) have recently assaulted the chief of police
(Howard Hesseman). With the city in turmoil and with his job being
threatened by the Chief's right hand man, he turns to the new recruits
to help clean up the city.
I hate it when they franchise a movie and tone down the raunchy humor
and crude manners, elements that made the first one a success. The
movie is funny but it's not as good as the first film. Sadly the
creativity and humor of the Police Academy films goes down the eventual
slippery slope. By the fifth film the series becomes very unwatchable
and extremely redundant. Even though it's a step down from the first
film, it's still entertaining.