Police Academy 3: Back in Training

Police Academy 3: Back in Training

Jerry Paris (1986)

PG Certificate


Our Score
The title sums up the plot, really, although predictably the lovable losers eventually save the day as rival police academies battle for survival in an era of cutbacks in public spending. It's an improvement of sorts on the first sequel, but by this stage you were either a fan or holding the series up as a prime example of Hollywood puerility. Director Jerry Paris, a former character actor who first stepped behind the camera on television's The Dick Van Dyke Show, died shortly after the film's release in the States.


Facing closure from cutbacks in public spending and competition from a more successful academy, the police training school calls on its bungling graduates to act as instructors and make good officers out of a bunch of new recruits even more incompetent than they are. Comedy sequel, starring Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow and Art Metrano.

Cast & Crew

Sgt Carey Mahoney Steve Guttenberg
Sgt Moses Hightower Bubba Smith
Sgt Larvell Jones Michael Winslow
Commandant Mauser Art Metrano
Sgt Eugene Tackleberry David Graf
Sgt Laverne Hooks Marion Ramsey
Lt Debbie Callahan Leslie Easterbrook
Cadet Sweetchuck Tim Kazurinsky
Director Jerry Paris
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for violence and language.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray