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Police Academy Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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

Cast

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
Bruce Mahler
as Doug Fackler
David Graf
as Eugene Tackleberry
Barry Green
as Cadet with Hat
Don Lake
as Mr. Wig
Ted Ross
as Capt. Reed
Bruce McFee
as Supply Clerk
Gino Marrocco
as Arresting Cop
Gary Farmer
as Sidewalk Store Owner
J. Winston Carroll
as Officer
George R. Robertson
as Chief Hurnst
Roger Dunn
as Booking Sergeant
Rob Watson
as Tough
Doug Lennox
as Bad Guy
Wally Bondarenko
as Officer
Gene Mack
as Thug
Marco Bianco
as Tough
Dwayne McLean
as Bar Patron
Joyce Gordon
as Mrs. Thompson
Bill Lynn
as Parking Lot Manager
David Clement
as Officer
Jim Bearden
as Driver
Ted Hanlan
as Tough
Joe Dunne
Beth Amos
as Old Lady
Michael J. Reynolds
as Office Executive
George E. Zeeman
as Officer
Debra Scott
as Mrs. Fackler

Crew

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