The alumni of Commandant Lassard's Police Academy return to the school to train new recruits and prevent its closure.
Release Year: 1986
Rating: 4.6/10 (15,883 voted)
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf
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…
Writers: Neal Israel, Pat Proft
Sgt. Carey Mahoney
Sgt. Moses Hightower
Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry
Sgt. Larvelle Jones
Sgt. Laverne Hooks
Lt. Debbie Callahan
Commandant Eric Lassard
Cadet Karen Adams
Sgt. Chad Copeland
Brant von Hoffman
Sgt. Kyle Blanks
(as Brant Van Hoffman)
Sgt. Douglas Fackler
An open-and-shut case of nonstop laughter.
Release Date: 21 March 1986
Filming Locations: Long Island Sound, New York, USA
Opening Weekend: $9,049,586
(23 March 1986)
Did You Know?
The only Police Academy movie to feature Chief Hurst's wife.
Errors in geography:
This movie is set in the United States, but when Lassard is looking through his binoculars at the regatta, you can see the CN Tower (from Toronto Ontario Canada) in the background.
Get out of my way!
Revenge of the 80's: Multiple sequels.
Police Academy 3 (1986) The inmates are now running the asylum. Mahony
and company are now instructors at the place they once attend. Running
out of ideas and funny situations, the film starts to repeat (ad
naseum) many of the gags and punchlines from the first two films. While
new characters are being added to the series, a few old one decide to
leave (for good). If you notice, the bigger the star Steve Guttenberg
becomes, the lesser screen time he gets. Oh well.
Slightly recommended. If the producers have thought with their heads
instead of their pocket books, they should have put this series to bed
instead of dragging it out and running the series until the wheels and
the engine fell off.