Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 60. Police Academy (1984)
60. Police Academy (Special Edition) [DVD] (1984)
Plot: New rules enforced by the Mayor mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence is no longer a factor for joining the Police Force, which opens a floodgate of new recruits to the Police Academy.
Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg) has been forced to sign up as the only alternative to prison and it doesn’t take long before he clash heads with the boorish Lieutenant Harris (G.W. Bailey). But Mahoney soon realizes he likes being a police cadet and wants to stay… while Harris wants him out!
Also Starring: Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith, George Gaynes, David Graf, Leslie Easterbrook, Michael Winslow, Donovan Scott, Scott Thomson, Brant von Hoffman, Marion Ramsey
Directed by: Hugh Wilson
Written by: Neal Israel, Pat Proft, Hugh Wilson
Length: 96 min
Gross Revenue: $81,198,894 (USA)
Be a police officer. All you do is join the farce. (tagline)
But if you could put Police Academy 2-8(?) aside, you would realize this movie is awesome. I know it’s hard since most of the carbon copied sequels are awful, but at least try.
Lieutenant Harris: Mahoney! Remember, that nobody screws with me.
Mahoney: Well, maybe you’ll meet the right girl and all that will change.
Once again, you have to disregard the fact you’ve seen Michael Winslow do his “out-of-sync-Bruce-lee-guy” or heard Marion Ramsey scream her “Freeze, dirt bag” a thousand times in the sequels and it becomes hysterical…
Nerdiest Movie Trivia: BruceWillis auditioned for the role of Mahoney.
And btw, I actually met (and talked to) Kim Cattrall at a dinner party in England fifteen years ago. She was lovely.
Yeah, I know, that was a shameless piece of name-dropping, but I don’t get many chances to name-drop the few internationally known celebrities I’ve actually met. Hmm, now I only have to find a way to justify to put KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park on this list so I can tell you about when I met Paul Stanley in a drug store in Los Angeles…
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