Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

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Still of Steve Guttenberg and G.W. Bailey in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

When a new gang moves into town it's up to the screwball police team to stop them.

Release Year: 1985

Rating: 5.1/10 (18,379 voted)

Director: Jerry Paris

Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf

Mahoney and friends have graduated from the Police Academy and are issued with their first assignments. As before, their cheerfulness and devotion to duty outweighs any shortcomings, but are even they ready to do battle with a band graffiti daubing terrorists?

Writers: Neal Israel, Pat Proft

Steve Guttenberg - Officer Carey Mahoney
Bubba Smith - Officer Moses Hightower
David Graf - Officer Eugene Tackleberry
Michael Winslow - Officer Larvell Jones
Bruce Mahler - Officer Douglas Fackler
Marion Ramsey - Officer Laverne Hooks
Colleen Camp - Sgt. Kathleen Kirkland
Howard Hesseman - Captain Peter 'Pete' Lassard
Art Metrano - Lt. / Captain Mauser
George Gaynes - Commandant Eric Lassard
Bobcat Goldthwait - Zed (as Bob Goldthwait)
Julie Brown - Chloe
Peter Van Norden - Officer Vinnie Schtulman
Tim Kazurinsky - Merchant
Ed Herlihy - Officer Dooley

Taglines: To protect, to serve... and make you laugh. America's funniest crimebusters are back!

Release Date: 29 March 1985

Filming Locations: 3rd Street Tunnel, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $10,675,896 (USA) (31 March 1985)

Gross: $55,600,000 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

In the scene where Mahoney meets some of Zed's gang members while undercover, a Russian dirty word is written among the graffiti on a phone booth.

Continuity: When Jones jumps up on the loading dock in the karate fight scene, he is wearing his gunbelt. In subsequent shots, he is not wearing the gunbelt. It is not shown on the dock where it would have been if he had removed it prior to the fight.

Lt. Mauser: Any day now, Mahoney, and your little ass is mine.
Mahoney: You wanted to see me, sir?
Lt. Mauser: Mahoney, didn't your mother teach you how to knock?
Mahoney: It depends. Sir? I hope this isn't going to be too personal? I heard what you said about my little butt and I don't know how to break this to you, sir, but I'm straight.

User Review

Revenge of the 80's: The multiple sequels.

Rating: 7/10

Police Academy 2 (1985) was quickly rushed into production to capitalize upon the surprisingly successful first film. The recruits have finally graduated from the academy and are now assigned positions throughout the city. Crime is rampant and the people are afraid to leave their homes because of a local crime wave. A group of young punks (led by Bobcat Goldwait) have recently assaulted the chief of police (Howard Hesseman). With the city in turmoil and with his job being threatened by the Chief's right hand man, he turns to the new recruits to help clean up the city.

I hate it when they franchise a movie and tone down the raunchy humor and crude manners, elements that made the first one a success. The movie is funny but it's not as good as the first film. Sadly the creativity and humor of the Police Academy films goes down the eventual slippery slope. By the fifth film the series becomes very unwatchable and extremely redundant. Even though it's a step down from the first film, it's still entertaining.




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