Police Academy

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.

Trivia: The scene of Blankes and Copeland entering the academy and getting their heads shaved were filmed in the wrong order. The haircut scene was filmed first so when the actors playing those characters enter the academy, they had to wear wigs.

Trivia: The character of Callahan was supposed to be a mannish woman. Leslie Easterbrook (who was cast to play her) had to convince the filmmakers to let her portray Callahan as a sexy but tough seductress.

Continuity mistake: When the female trainee is doing the driver training, she goes under the water spray but the next shot shows the windscreen dry and clean. There is no sign of the wipers being used.

Andrew Cairns

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Question: In the beginning, the 3 officials talk about how good the recruits were back in the old days. What did they mean when they referred to "Johnson's?"

Answer: "Johnson" is a euphemism for a penis. They're saying every recruit was male.

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