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Police Academy: 20th Anniversary Special Edition (DVD)

When the mayor decides that the doors of the police academy be open to any and all, the applicants swarm forth like hordes of losers in a colorful assortment of nonregulation sizes, shapes and eccentricities.

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Special Features

Audio Commentary: with Steve Guttenberg and other cast and filmmakers Documentary: "Behind Academy Doors: Secret Files Revealed"Audio Commentary: with Steve Guttenberg and other cast and filmmakers Documentary: "Behind Academy Doors: Secret Files Revealed"Audio Commentary: with Steve Guttenberg and other cast and filmmakers Documentary: "Behind Academy Doors: Secret Files Revealed"

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  • Actors: Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, G.W. Bailey, Bubba Smith, George Gaynes
  • Directors: Hugh Wilson
  • Producers: Paul Maslansky
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: December 12, 2006
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00019074O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,088 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By R.THOMPSON on February 9, 2000
Format: DVD
This was a great movie from a lost age of silly moviemaking. While the sequals were too trying, the original is a classic from the 80s. Porky's, Animal House, Stripes and Police Academy are all cut from the same mold. Silly, mindless fun. This was when movies were dumb and a whole lot more fun!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Hamlow HALL OF FAME on July 30, 2004
Format: DVD
On March 4 of this year, the newly elected mayor announced that she was changing the hiring practices of the city's police force. No longer would height, weight, sex, education, or physical strength be used to keep new recruits out of the Metropolitan Police Academy. Hundreds of people who never dreamed of becoming police officers signed up immediately. Naturally, the police completely freaked. -opening prologue of Police Academy.

OK, so this is dated in terms of style and the chauvinism rampant in 80's comedies, but seeing it again for the first time in nearly twenty years brought back some nostalgic memories. Granted, it's not an all-time classic, but hey, at least it's not as raunchy as American Pie.

Diehards of the old school like academy chief and Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris work on a plan to make things tough for the new recruits, not by throwing them out but to make their training so miserable, they'll quit on their own accord. Harris handpicks a Mutt-and-Jeff pair (both with crewcuts, no less) named Copeland and Blankes to help him weed out the scumbuckets, dirtbags, or whatever unpleasant name he has for the other recruits. Yes, they'll learn about firearms, local laws, police procedure, and many many other things. Well, it's mainly the first and last that happen in this classic 80's comedy.

Then again, they were up against the likes of Carey Mahoney, the Monsignor Larvelle Jones, the suave lounge lizard George Martine, Leslie Barbara, Doug Fackler, and Tackleberry. Mahoney is the main character and he's at the Academy as part of a deal with his friend Captain Reed, of a choice between the academy or the lockup for another minor offense. And he can't quit as part of the deal-hence he tries to get himself kicked out by his antics.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Buck Murdock on January 6, 2001
Format: DVD
This is by far the best and most consistently funny of the 7 Police Academy films. They pretty much got worse as they went on. Some of the funniest gags take place in this one: Tackleberry going nuts during obstacle training, Harris driving the motorbike into the back of a horse, Hightower tearing the seats out of the car and also flipping one over with his hands, the infamous podium/hooker scene, and of course Mahoney and Jones(the sound effect guy) have several funny scenes. Fans of the series will want to have this. The DVD isn't bad for a cheap one. It includes only the full screen version(bummer), the languages/subtitles(of course), cast and crew bios, interactive menus where you can read facts about the film, a reel recommendations section which suggests another Steve Guttenburg film and other films that are also funny (such as Austin Powers), and a scene selection which is common but welcome. The best part of the DVD other than the film itself is the inclusion of all 7 theatrical trailers for each Police Academy film. Genuinely funny and contrary to other reviews, this is no where near the worst film ever made. See it for yourself many many many times on many many many different occasions (inside Police Academy joke).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 14, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
I like the Police Academy movies, I actully watched Police Academy 2 and 3 before I watched the first movie and I think this movie is good and has a great cast but especially Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey and Bubba Smith and I recommend this movie. BTW: While the rest of the movies in The Police Academy series were Rated PG 13 I think it should be pointed out that the first movie is actually Rated R.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Runk VINE VOICE on April 12, 2008
Format: DVD
There certainly isn't much light I can shed on Police Academy. Anybody who was old enough to watch a movie in the 80s is familiar with this film as well as it's many sequels(and lets not forget animated and live action TV series. Well, it's probably a good idea to forget the live action series). The story of a bunch of goofballs(let into the academy due to a new rule put forth by the mayor which allows anybody to join) and their shenanigans are stuff of legend. Characters like Hightower, Jones, Mahoney, Lassard, and Tackleberry are pretty much household names.
I've always liked this movie. Sure, it's all pretty juvenile and not every joke is a winner, but what can you do? Some of the stuff is still pretty damn funny, a lot of the best gags going to Michael Winslow. Winslow isn't featured in this one as much as he would be in the sequels. And lets not forget the podium scene and the infamous Blue Oyster Bar(which is personally my favorite part of the first four movies). A young and very tasty looking Kim Cattrall is here, but she really doesn't have much to do but look cute, and she doesn't really seem to generate much chemistry with Guttenberg. No big deal, this is slapstick not a romance.
Watching these films is always a nice trip down memory lane for me, so thanks for bearing with me. The 20th Anniversary edition DVD has a nice 30+ minute documentary that has interviews with director Hugh Wilson, producer Paul Maslansky, and a good number of the cast. Well worth the very reasonable asking price.
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