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Police Academy 3: Back in Training

  • Comedy
  • 1986
  • Jerry Paris
  • 80 mins
  • PG

Summary

Comedy starring Steve Guttenberg. When cutbacks mean the closure of one of the state's two police academies, both institutions become locked in a desperate battle for survival.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Sergeant MahoneySteve Guttenberg
Sergeant HightowerBubba Smith
Sergeant TackleberryDavid Graf
Sergeant JonesMichael Winslow
Sergeant HooksMarion Ramsey
Lieutenant CallahanLeslie Easterbrook
Commandant MauserArt Metrano
Cadet SweetchuckTim Kazurinsky
Cadet ZedBobcat Goldthwait
Commandant LassardGeorge Gaynes

Crew

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DirectorJerry Paris

Details

Guidance
Edited for violence and language.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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