Police Academy 3: Back in Training

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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)

Director: 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

Taglines: 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 (USA) (23 March 1986)

Gross: $43,579,163 (USA)

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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.


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