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Rating: 4 stars


NWI police sequel slapstick gang undercover

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Seen on: 02/11/2020

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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

Directed by Jerry Paris

Comedy | Crime

Most recently watched by sleestakk, schofizzy, zombiefreak


Officer Carey Mahoney and his cohorts have finally graduated from the Police Academy and are about to hit the streets on their first assignment. Question is, are they ready to do battle with a band of graffiti-tagging terrorists? Time will tell, but don’t sell short this cheerful band of doltish boys in blue.

Rated PG-13 | Length 87 minutes


Ed Herlihy | Colleen Camp | Michael Winslow | Art Metrano | Jackie Joseph | Steve Guttenberg | G. W. Bailey | Howard Hesseman | Julie Brown | Bert Williams | Bubba Smith | George Gaynes | David Graf | Bruce Mahler | Lucy Lee Flippin | Jennifer Darling | Pamela Matheson | Jason Hervey | Bobcat Goldthwait | Tim Kazurinsky | Jim Boyce | Sandy Ward | Rich Hall | Lance Kinsey | Arthur Batanides | Monica Parker | Tim Haldeman | Diana Bellamy | Peter Van Norden | Marion Ramsey | Brian J. Williams | George R. Robertson | Christopher Jackson | Julie Paris | Wayne Montanio | Conrad Hurtt | Marshal Silverman | Paul McMichael | Morris Beers | William Yamadera | Bufort McClerkins | Kenji Shintani | Andrew Paris

Viewing Notes

Since I viewed the first PA flick the other day I thought I give the second film in the franchise a spin now that Netflix has them all. Thought I had seen this before but nope unless I just forgot all it since it’s not very good. Maybe it’s a later sequel that I saw b/c I distinctly recall viewing one of these movies w/Bobcat Goldthwait as one of the cops. Here Bobcat is the leader the gang that the police are trying to take down. So I guess he gets recruited after this movie?

Despite bringing back some of the primary actors from the first film this movie just doesn’t have the same kind of charm or humor. There are a few beats that work but mostly this is a slog and discouraged me from wanting to view any more of the PA films. There is one cool set dressing in the apartment of one of the new characters; he has movie posters all over his walls and most of them are kaiju flicks. I guess he’s supposed to be the nerdy movie guy or something.


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