Police Academy

Police Academy

Hugh Wilson (1984)

15 Certificate


Our Score
It's hard to imagine that, back in 1984, anyone would have thought this would spawn six sequels as well as a cartoon series. Yet somehow it managed to strike a chord with audiences around the world and made a star (well, briefly anyway) out of Steve Guttenberg. And, while the follow-ups became increasingly puerile as the series went on, the original film produced its fair share of belly laughs. Guttenberg leads a group of oddballs, who probably shouldn't even be allowed to watch cops on television, into police training, where they clash with authority but prove themselves in the end. It's crude and juvenile, but fans will be in heaven.


An American police college lowers its entrance requirements in the hope of attracting new recruits, and in response, assorted dubious candidates turn up for enrolment. A short-tempered instructor is determined to weed out the bad apples, but a riot provides the clueless cops with a chance to prove their worth. Comedy, starring Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith and GW Bailey.

Cast & Crew

Carey Mahoney Steve Guttenberg
Karen Thompson Kim Cattrall
Lieutenant Harris G W Bailey
Moses Hightower Bubba Smith
Leslie Barbara Donovan Scott
Commandant Lassard George Gaynes
George Martin Andrew Rubin
Tackleberry David Graf
Sergeant Callahan Leslie Easterbrook
Larvell Jones Michael Winslow
Mrs Fackler Debralee Scott
Doug Fackler Bruce Mahler
Captain Reed Ted Ross
Director Hugh Wilson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists LtdGuidance: May be edited for language, violence and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray