R | | Comedy
A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
Police Academy 3: Back in Training
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
Hot Shots! Part Deux
Police Academy: The Series
The original VHS release of the movie sold one hundred seven thousand copies in the first week of release. This, combined with the eighty-two million dollars the movie earned in ticket sales, prompted Warner Brothers to greenlight Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985), and several other sequels.
On March 4th of this year...
Title Card: ...newly elected Mayor Mary Sue Beal announced that she was changing the hiring practices of this city's police force.
Title Card: No longer would height, weight, sex, education, or physical strength be used to keep new recruits out...
The handgun range they're learning on is outdoors, with targets at 25 meters/yards. In reality trainee police officers learn on an indoor range, with targets initially set at 10 yards, then increasing to 15 then 25 yards as they become more proficient with their weapons. It's only after they're proficient with their weapons that they move outdoors, to add environmental effects (wind, sun glare, etc) for the officers to compensate for.
The movie's opening titles lights up white via the sound of a thunderclap.
Broadcast commercial networks, and standard cable showings of this film, either silence or dub all bad language. The nudity is also edited.
$8,570,007 (USA) (25 March 1984)