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Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 3 April 1987 (USA)
The misfit Police Academy (1984) graduates now are assigned to train a group of civilian volunteers to fight crime once again plaguing the streets.

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Jim Drake

Writers:

Neal Israel (characters), Pat Proft (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Guttenberg ... Mahoney
Bubba Smith ... Hightower
Michael Winslow ... Jones
David Graf ... Tackleberry
Tim Kazurinsky ... Sweetchuck
Sharon Stone ... Claire Mattson
Leslie Easterbrook ... Callahan
Marion Ramsey ... Hooks
Lance Kinsey ... Proctor
G.W. Bailey ... Captain Harris
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Zed
George Gaynes ... Commandant Lassard
Derek McGrath ... Butterworth
Scott Thomson ... Copeland
Billie Bird ... Mrs. Feldman
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Storyline

A new batch of recruits arrives at Police Academy, this time a group of civilian volunteers who have joined Commandant Lassard's new Citizens on Patrol program. Although the community relations project has strong governmental support, a disgusted Captain Harris is determined to see it fail. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Comedy | Crime

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Police Academy IV See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,482,487, 5 April 1987

Gross USA:

$28,061,343

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,061,343
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Nogata reunites with Callahan in a seemingly intimate moment, she informs him that "in America, talk is cheap", just as she said to him when they first met in Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986). See more »

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When Mrs. Kirkland pulls Bud by the hair, Bud's voice can be heard reacting, but his mouth does not move. See more »

Quotes

[after the Citizens On Patrol team accidentally foil a police sting operation, they're met with an angry Capt. Harris and sidekick Lt. Proctor, the former also delighted that his plan to make the program fail succeeded]
Captain Harris: [furious; to Mahoney, the trainers, and the downtrodden civilian recruits] Three months' work out the window, down the drain. Your Citizens on Patrol just screwed up the single biggest police undercover sting operation
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Captain Harris: in the HISTORY OF THIS CITY!
Proctor: Tell 'em the good news...
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Alternate Versions

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4 May 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Police Academy 4 (1987)

** (out of 4)

The police force is overworked and understaffed so they come up with an idea to train citizens so that they can patrol their own streets. Of course our gang gets a group of rejects that they must train into shape. This was the beginning of the end for this series and while there are a few funny scenes the thing still can't keep afloat. The regular cast including Guttenberg, Smith, Winslow, Graf and Easterbrook are back but we've also got G.W. Bailey coming back as Harris, the main villain from the first film. Harris actually steals the film and gives an energized performance but that still isn't saying too much as the screenplay is very weak and basically just recycles jokes from previous films. Even the regulars seem rather tired and bored. Bobcat Goldthwait is back as well but most of his jokes seemed aimed at his bad speech. Heck, we even get a pre-fame Sharon Stone and David Spade but neither add much. The best sequence for me has always been the one where the veterans try to teach the new guys that they aren't ready to be police and take them out on the case of a voodoo man who is actually being played by Smith.


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