Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)

PG   |    |  Comedy


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The alumni of Commandant Lassard's Police Academy (1984) return to the school to train new recruits and prevent its closure.

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  • Steve Guttenberg and Shawn Weatherly in Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
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14 November 2008 | Michael_Elliott
Some Laughs
Police Academy 3 (1986)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The gang is back and this time they must train some new recruits and if they fail the academy might be shut down for good. Once again, for a fan I think this film still has enough laughs be be mildly entertaining but there's no doubt this is where the series started to slip away. While there aren't as many laughs here as the previous two films the thing manages to stay alive due to the nice characters created by the cast. Guttenberg, Smith, Graf, Winslow and Leslie Easterbrook are back with Bob Goldthwait and Tim Kazurinsky returning from the second film. The movie tries to have a plot with the academy threatened to be shut down but of course this just sets up all the attempted laughs. The best moments of the movie happen as we get a semi-remake of the original film as we see the new recruits going through their training. This film only runs 83-minutes, which certainly wasn't the normal thing in 1986 so that should tell you that the screenplay doesn't go for too much.

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Trivia

Bobcat Goldthwait said in an interview that he was considered a difficult actor on set. He had made a suggestion to the filmmakers that the villains in the final chase scene should be the same ones who appeared earlier in the movie. Bobcat was told to just say his lines, and that they were not paying him to write. Goldthwait later remarked, "I was almost thrown out of the academy for trying to introduce plots!"


Quotes

Cmndt. Mauser: ...good tall, good strong. And who might you be?
Cadet Nogata: Atochigowa Noagata, of Tochigowa, Nogatas. And is this your lovely wife?
Cmndt. Mauser: Proctor.
Capt. Proctor: Yes sir.
Cmndt. Mauser: What's the story here with Fun Manchu?
Capt. Proctor: Fu Manchu? I don't have a Fu Manchu.
Cmndt. Mauser: I'm talking about the stir-fried ...


Goofs

(at around 36 mins) The people at the police line-up do not resemble the suspect at all. For evidence from a lineup to be admissible in court, the line-up must include people who have the same general appearance of the suspect.


Alternate Versions

There are 16 extra scenes on the TBS Superstation version:

  • Jones practices his karate skills just before the scene in the Gymnasium.
  • After Mauser tells Blanks and Copeland what to do, the scene continues on the rooftop. Mauser's car gets stolen, and there is a scene with him falling into a trash container.
  • Mauser walks in to the police department.
  • Commandant Lassard, Mahoney, Blanks and Copeland talk about the training for the new recruits.
  • Tackleberry takes out his chainsaw to get down a child who is sitting in a tree instead of going to school.
  • Cadet Adams accidentally helps three thieves rob a store.
  • Bud Kirkland's rifle discharges into the air when Hightower drives the car over a bump.
  • Extra scene with the cadets talking in the control room after Hooks teaches them how to work the computers.
  • Jones talks with his nephew.
  • Blanks tells the cadets their mistakes.
  • Mauser watches his new recruits' weapons handling.
  • Naked in his car, Proctor is embarrassed by a truck driver while stopping at a red light.
  • After we see Tackleberry asking the old lady if she can identify her quarter, a few scenes later we see him giving her the money and telling her to mail the rest back.
  • Jones stops in the middle of the road because a truck is standing in his way. While he and Nogata wait, their car's gasoline is being stolen by a man who sucks it out with a hose.
  • A scene with Jones and Nogata telling Adams they cannot carry out their mission and she would have to send in Mahoney to complete it.
  • Mahoney, Commandant Lassard and Adams arrive late at a crime scene.


Soundtracks

Luv Got Me Dancen On My Kneez
Written by
Coati Mundi (as Andy Hernandez)
Performed by Kid Creole and The Coconuts (as Kid Creole & The Coconuts)
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products

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