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Police Academy 2 - Their First Assignment
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"Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment" is the first of six sequels to 1984's "Police Academy". The screwball recruits have graduated from the Academy and are now ready for their first assignment as full fledged police officers. With the city in the midst of a crime wave, the rookie officers are assigned to the city's worst police precinct. The Captain in charge of the precinct just happens to be Pete Lassard (Howard Hesseman), the brother of the Commandant of the Police Academy, Eric Lassard (George Gaynes). Pete asks his brother for a dozen good men. Eric gives him six, all of which are the screwball recruits from the first movie. Pete Lassard is given thirty days to turn his precinct around or he'll be out of a job.
In charge of the rookies is Lt Mauser (Art Metrano), an obvious replacement for the Harris (G.W. Bailey) character. Mauser sets himself up in opposition to both the rookies as well as Pete Lassard. Mauser is gunning for Lassard's job. Each of the rookies are given a partner to train with and learn the ropes. Strangely enough, each training partner seems to bungle their job as much as the rookies. Returning for this movie are Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg), Hightower (Bubba Smith), Tackleberry (David Graf), Hooks (Marion Ramsey), Fackler (Bruce Mahler), and Jones (Michael Winslow). This movie (and the series, really) is built around Mahoney and his confrontations with authority figures. He is the most likeable character, but a prankster. Of course Mauser takes a personal dislike to Mahoney from the start.
At this point there is nothing truly wrong with the "Police Academy" series. The movies are funny, though they are less funny with each subsequent movie.Read more ›
This was the beginning of the PG-13 rating for the Police Academy films. It still has the same overall feel though. After all, the first film would pretty much be a PG-13 rated film without the podium scene and a few gratuitous topless shots. This wasn't my favorite installment, but it has it's moments.
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enjoyed it thoroughly... if comedy is what you like.. you will be entertained..Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very good on the 26th time I have seen it over my lifetime. My son is going to be an Atlanta Police Officer so we watched it. Fun!Published 7 months ago by Randolph L. Todd
Loved this movie as a kid in the eighties. Still love it!!Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer