Police Academy

Police Academy (1984)

Ending / spoiler

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The riot leader has Lieutenant Harris held hostage on top of a building. Mahoney tries to save him, but ends up being held hostage too. They are saved by the surprise reappearance of Hightower, who punches the riot leader down a flight of stairs, where he is held at bay by Hooks, who finally finds her shouting voice. Barbara beats up the four guys from the beginning of the movie who threw his film stand into the river. Tackleberry gets pissed that he missed the shooting. At the academy graduation ceremony, Hightower and Mahoney receive a special heroism award, and Mahoney is visited by the podium hooker during his acceptance speech, which ends the movie. As an aside, as they are trying to escape the rioters, Copeland and Blanks duck into a back alley door, and it ends up being the Blue Oyster again.

stradabolt

Continuity mistake: At the end, after Mahoney kisses Karen, she takes off her hat and the position of her fringe changes between one angle and the other.

Sacha Premium member
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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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