Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

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Year of Release: 1987

Genre: Comedy

Related to/Remake of: Police Academy, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Police Academy 5: Assigment Miami Beach (sequel), Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (sequel), Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (sequel)

Directed By: Jim Drake

Music By: Robert Folk

Starring: Steve Guttenberg (as Carey Mahoney), Michael Winslow (as Larvell Jones), Bobcat Goldthwait (as Zed), G.W. Bailey (as Thaddeus Harris), Lance Kinsey (as Proctor), Bubba Smith (as Hightower), David Graf (as Eugene Tackleberry), Tim Kazurinsky (as Sweetchuck), Leslie Easterbrook (as Debbie Callaghan), Marion Ramsey (as Hooks), Billie Bird (as Lois Feldman), George Gaynes (as Eric Lassard), and Sharon Stone (as Claire Mattson)

Basic Plot: The inept and clueless commandant of the Police Academy decides to create a program allowing the public to assist in lower level police work.  As a result, a cast of wacky citizens signs up to train alongside the loveable characters from previous films in the series.  And, what a huge surprise, chaos ensues.

Rating (Out of 4): 0

Pros: If you are 11 to 13 years old, you’ll probably get a few laughs out of this.

Cons: If you are over the ages mentioned above, you will positively loathe this movie.  Anyone with even a medium-level IQ will find literally nothing to laugh at here.  Every joke is telegraphed several minutes in advance, and there are no realistic scenarios in the entire movie.  This is a movie for kids with a few wildly inappropriate scenes for kids.  As tired as every movie since the first one feels, this is the point where everyone involved should have taken their paychecks and clocked out of the series.  But, no.  Unbelievably, there would be three(?!?) more sequels to follow this.