8) A comedy hooker causes chaos
Commandant Lassard delivers a speech. A prostitute hides underneath in the podium before pulling down Lassard’s flies. What comes next “speaks for itsseeelllfff!!!!”
9) The obligatory chase scene
Can’t think how to end your movie? Why not just chuck in a mad dash involving either jet skis, hot-air balloons, airboats, monster trucks or buses? None of these, however, are a patch on the mob riot from the original movie. For a child in the mid-1980s looking to emulate a wiseacre movie hero, it was hard to beat Guttenberg dodging bullets as Carey Mahoney. OK, maybe Axel Foley was more cool. And Venkman in Ghostbusters, for that matter. But Mahoney was still aces, OK?!
10) Hooks calls someone a dirtbag
Imagine the shock on the faces of cinemagoers when timid, mousy Sergeant Hooks erupts by yelling, “Don’t move, dirtbag!” at a criminal and holding them at gunpoint. It’s a tactic so effective that she repeats it in virtually every single sequel.