Police Academy 3: Back in Training

Still of Tim Kazurinsky and Bubba Smith in Police Academy 3: Back in Training


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)

Jerry Paris

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


Steve Guttenberg

Sgt. Carey Mahoney

Bubba Smith

Sgt. Moses Hightower

David Graf

Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry

Michael Winslow

Sgt. Larvelle Jones

Marion Ramsey

Sgt. Laverne Hooks

Leslie Easterbrook

Lt. Debbie Callahan

Art Metrano

Commandant Mauser

Tim Kazurinsky

Cadet Sweetchuck

Bobcat Goldthwait

Cadet Zed

George Gaynes

Commandant Eric Lassard

Shawn Weatherly

Cadet Karen Adams

Scott Thomson

Sgt. Chad Copeland

Brant von Hoffman

Sgt. Kyle Blanks

(as Brant Van Hoffman)

Bruce Mahler

Sgt. Douglas Fackler

Ed Nelson

Governor Neilson

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)

Gross: $43,579,163

Technical Specs


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.


Cadet Zed:
Get out of my way!

User Review

Revenge of the 80's: Multiple sequels.

Rating: 6/10

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.