Police Academy

Police Academy (1984)

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Corrected entry: In the riot scene Mahoney's window is open when he jumps into the police car and you don't see him close it, then when the rioters get to the police car it is closed.

Mala1610

Correction: That is because he rolled up his window off screen when the camera is on the Commandant, who is shown rolling his up.

MasterOfAll
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Corrected entry: I know they can't throw people out, but wouldn't a liberalised Police Service take a very dim view of bigots such as Copeland?

Andy Benham Premium member

Correction: This seems more like the poster's personal opinion than a mistake.

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Corrected entry: Cadets Blanks and Copeland have all their hair shorn off at the police barber because they think that it's like the army. When they discover that it wasn't necessary, both men look quite horrified. Yet over the whole course of training, which took about 12 or 14 weeks, their hair does not grow back even an inch. And it's quite unlikely that they decided to keep it that short since they seemed to like having hair.

Gavin Jackson

Correction: IMHO, it is certainly possible that once they got used to the idea, that they liked it or at least decided to try it out for a while. Many men keep their crewcuts even after leaving the military even though they would never have had a crewcut before.

Myridon
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Corrected entry: All Jones has is a microphone, which is hooked up to something, (we never see what, though), and he is able to control the police station and Police Academy's PA systems. So what is he carrying around which makes him able to do this? (And where can I get one)?

Padzter

Correction: When we first meet Jones, we see that his microphone is hooked up to a portable bullhorn, of the type police use for crowd control. Jones does not control the PA systems, people just think that's where the sound is coming from.

J I Cohen
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Continuity mistake: At the start of the film, Mahoney is wearing a white shirt with badges on it from the company he works for. When he's being interrogated by Sgt. Reed the shirt remains the same until the last part of the scene. The camera stays on Mahoney and we can see that the badges on the shirt are gone. If you look closely, you will notice that he is even wearing a completely different white shirt, which now looks more scruffy and creased. (00:08:00)

Padzter
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Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris: Mahoney! I already told you once. Nobody screws with me.
Cadet Carey Mahoney: Well, maybe you'll meet the right girl and all of that'll change.

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Trivia: Director Hugh Wilson had to play the part of the irate driver Hightower runs into because at 4:30 in the morning, the actor who was supposed to play the part was found passed out drunk in his trailer.

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Question: A few cadets had a fight in the cafeteria. Wouldn't they be expelled from the academy?

JeffSteele

Chosen answer: Not necessarily. They would likely face some sort of disciplinary review, and, if found responsible, receive sanctions ranging from a warning, probation, retraining, dismissal, and so on.

raywest Premium member

Answer: In the universe of the film, the rule seems to be that if a cadet initiates a fight, he or she will be expelled, while anyone else involved would not be (since they were merely defending themselves). That's why Blankes specifically goads Mahoney by saying "Go on, you throw the first punch," and when they are later brought before Harris, he simply asks, "Who threw the first punch? That's all I want to know."

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