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Public safety takes a turn for the worse in this hit comedy, which spawned a long-running franchise. As a crime wave sweeps through a major city, the mayor decides that part of the problem may stem from overly restrictive qualifications for police officers, so she opens the door of the city's Police Academy to anyone who wants to join. Soon, the new class is overrun with misfits and losers, including Carey Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg), who is given the choice of joining the force or going to jail; Karen Thompson (Kim Cattrall), a pretty cadet whom Mahoney has his eye on; Moses Hightower (Bubba Smith), a mountain of a man who likes to tend flowers; and Larvell Jones (Michael Winslow), who has an uncanny ability to imitate the sound of practically anything. Constantly befuddled Commandant Lassard (George Gaynes) and his lackey, Lt. Harris (G.W. Bailey), are none too thrilled with their new charges, but as they try to wash their hands of the cadets, Mahoney and his classmates become all the more determined to make good. The surprising success of Police Academy spawned six sequels and two TV series. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 16, 1984


Steve Guttenberg
as Carey Mahoney
G.W. Bailey
as Lieutenant Harris
George Gaynes
as Commandant Lassard
Michael Winslow
as Larvell Jones
Kim Cattrall
as Karen Thompson
Bubba Smith
as Moses Hightower
Andrew Rubin
as George Martin
Donovan Scott
as Leslie Barbara
Leslie Easterbrook
as Sgt. Callahan
Marion Ramsey
as Laverne Hooks
Scott Thomson
as Chad Copeland
Brant Van Hoffman
as Kyle Blankes
Georgina Spelvin
as Hooker
Don Lake
as Mr. Wig
Doug Lennox
as Bad Guy
Gene Mack
as Thug
Ted Hanlan
as Tough
Roger Dunn
as Booking Sergeant
Beth Amos
as Old Lady
Marco Bianco
as Tough
Bruce McFee
as Supply Clerk
Barry Green
as Cadet with Hat
George E. Zeeman
as Officer
Bruce Mahler
as Doug Fackler
Debra Scott
as Mrs. Fackler
George R. Robertson
as Chief Hurnst
David Clement
as Officer
Dwayne McLean
as Bar Patron
Ted Ross
as Capt. Reed
Rob Watson
as Tough
Joe Dunne
Joyce Gordon
as Mrs. Thompson
Bill Lynn
as Parking Lot Manager
David Graf
as Eugene Tackleberry
Gino Marrocco
as Arresting Cop
J. Winston Carroll
as Officer
Wally Bondarenko
as Officer
Jim Bearden
as Driver
Michael J. Reynolds
as Office Executive
Gary Farmer
as Sidewalk Store Owner


Hugh Wilson
Paul Maslansky
Hugh Wilson
Pat Proft
Neal Israel
Robert Folk
Composer (Music Score)
Zach Staenberg
Robert Brown
Steve Shewchuk
Set Designer
David Lee
Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Zenon
First Assistant Director
James Margellos
Production Manager
Howard Brandy