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Police Academy 5 - Assignment Miami Beach (1988)

Bubba Smith , David Graf , Alan Myerson  |  PG |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook, Marion Ramsey
  • Directors: Alan Myerson
  • Writers: Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield, Gene Quintano, Neal Israel, Pat Proft
  • Producers: Donald L. West
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000190780
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #199,149 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Police Academy 5 - Assignment Miami Beach" on IMDb

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All hell breaks loose when captain Harris crashes old captain Lassard's award celebration in Miami.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars the first "direct to video" sequel in the series March 29, 2003
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Some say the first Police Academy was the best in the series. Some say the first two Police Academy movies were the best in the series. However, most people I know have said that Police Academy 5 was the first flop in the series and here are some reasons why. First of all, any sequel in a series of films that is direct to video is most likely not as good as it's previous sequels. Second, Carrey Mahoney (Steve Guttenburg) is very much missed in this movie. Third, G.W. Bailey does not do as good of a job playing Captain Harris in this film as he did in Police Academy 1 & 4. Fourth, I realize that the plots in the Police Academy moives are not supposed to be taken seriously. However, the plot for Police Academy 5 was just not interesting in the least. Sure, it was a good idea to have Police Academy 5 take place in Miami Beach but everything else pretty much fails for the movie. Skip this one if you haven't already seen it and watch Police Academy 6.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I liked the Police Academy movies and I agree with the reviewers who wrote that they though the first four Police Academy movies are the best. This movie was okay and had some amusing scenes but suffered from the loss of Steve Guttenberg as Mahoney.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Metropolitan Police Academy comes to Florida May 21, 2004
The Metropolitan Police Academy comes to Florida in this film. There's a new prankster there,Commandant Eric Lassard's(George Gaynes) nephew Nick(Matt McCoy),who's a Miami Beach cop. I believe Steve Guttenberg chose to film "Three Men And A Baby" instead of doing this sequel. This film has a new star character,Sgt. Moses Hightower(Bubba Smith). Captain Harris(G.W. Bailey) and Lt. Proctor(Lance Kinsey) discover overlooked files late one evening regarding Eric's tenure with the MPA. Eric was slightly over the mandatory retirement age,saddening his colleagues. Eric himself is half-happy because he's been nominated for a Police Officer Of The Decade award at a ceremony in Miami Beach. Eric's retirement is announced following graduation of the MPA's Class of 1988. So Harris does all he can to succeed Eric. Eric takes his "band of misfits",as Harris would call them,to Miami Beach,including new graduate Thomas "House" Conklin,who was a member of the short-lived Citizens On Patrol team in the previous sequel. Harris and Proctor fly to MB as well,separate from Eric ad his gang. Harris and Proctor take a private plane. At the airport upon arriving,the first thing Eric sees is his nephew apprehending a wallet thief. One of Nick's first pranks is,on the beach,he borrows a friend's sunblock and writes the word 'dork' on a sunbathing Harris' bare chest. Harris arises,only to be met with hysterical laughter and comments from other beach patrons. Harris tells the mayor,"I don't mean to insult your city,but the people here are very rude and hostile.". The mayor replies,"I'm sorry to hear that,Captain Dork!". Now for the crime:a trio of thieves break into a museum and remove rare diamonds from a showcase. Read more ›
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A film by Alan Myerson
"Police Academy 5" is a disappointment. Sure, it is a Police Academy movie, so we know it is light slapstick humor, but this one is not nearly as good as any of the previous Police Academy movies. This fifth film is subtitled "Assignment Miami Beach" and this means that some of our favorite officers will be returning and heading south to Florida.
I'll try to sum this up as succinctly as possible, as the plot to this movie isn't terribly important (or well done, for that matter). Plot point 1: Captain Harris (G.W. Bailey) is after the job of Commandant Lassard (George Gaynes). Lassard has reached the mandatory retirement age, and Harris is going to make sure that Lassard retires. Meanwhile, Lassard is headed down to Florida to receive the award of "Police Officer of the Decade", and he wants his favorite recruits (now officers) to come with him. This brings Hightower (Bubba Smith), Tackleberry (David Graf), Jones (Michael Winslow), Callahan (Leslie Easterbrook) and the soft-voiced Hooks (Marion Ramsey) to Florida. Meanwhile, there is a robbery of a stash of diamonds from a museum (it seems), and due to a mix up at the airport, Lassard unknowingly switches bags with the thief. The thief will stop at nothing to get the diamonds back. Hilarity is supposed to ensue.
Unfortunately, hilarity does not ensue. For a fan of the Police Academy movies, the fifth installment is somewhat cute and friendly and easy going (perfect for kids, really), but it is lacking some of the heart and humor of the earlier films in the series. This one only has a PG rating, compared to the R of the first film, so it is plain that this has turned into a family friendly series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Police Academy 5-Assignment Miami Beach July 26, 2010
Yes sequels never compare to the first however I found this movie close to home(literally) and funny,not hilarious.
I like Ruben Rabasa(barely seen in this),where is the japanese guy?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rene Auberjonois saves it December 16, 2009
At this point in the Police Academy Series they have literally played all their cards in the joke department and have literally gotten repetitive and formulaic. So why not at this point put all your money on the villain which is exactly what Assignment Miami Beach does. Rene Auberjonois steals every single scene he is in and overshadows just about everyone else in the movie with his antics. For those who are bit more contemporary this is Odo from Star Trek Deep Space Nine. That's right. Odo is HILARIOUS! I remember Rene from Benson but I never remembered him in PA: 5 and after rewatching this I never remember him being this funny. If it wasn't for Rene's strengths as an actor, PA 5 would have been an utter failure. PA 5 may be ringing the last drops out of an exhausted franchise but at least Rene is strong enough to make those final drops worth anyone's while.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good movie
Published 20 days ago by NICK EREDIA
5.0 out of 5 stars Police Academy 5 review
Police Academy 5
Assignment Miami Beach

This Movie is very funny.
Published 20 days ago by Caden LaPlante
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST IN MOVIES FOR
Published 2 months ago by rick vokurka
3.0 out of 5 stars the movie is still fun and watchable
Possibly the weakest installment in this franchise, the movie is still fun and watchable. There really was little left to do with this series after the first two movies, but such... Read more
Published 3 months ago by James Attwood
3.0 out of 5 stars Old Great Movie
This movie is one of the good comedy classic. It is great to watch it through the computer. VCRs outdated.
Published 14 months ago by Tameika Evins
3.0 out of 5 stars pretty decent
fairly decent movie to watch , but clearly there is some fall off from the previous four movies of this franchise.
Published 15 months ago by TJ
4.0 out of 5 stars This movie is awesome.
It is by far the best of the movies so far. It has the right mix of humor and seriousiness.
Published 20 months ago by pet lover
4.0 out of 5 stars Good movie
Love the Police Academy movies love comedies if someone loves wacky comics this is a must own for you yes indeed.
Published 22 months ago by Havocman
5.0 out of 5 stars kiddnaped cop
this is as funny as the others in the series. in this they go to Miami for lasard to get a reward for his service. one not to miss.
Published on August 29, 2012 by al
5.0 out of 5 stars police academy 5
It was in excellent shape and arrived ontime
I love the police academy movies to begin with and to get this one was excellent.
Published on February 22, 2012 by William D. Jacobsen II
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