Police Academy 3: Back in Training

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"Run for cover!"
  • PG
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 5.4  (48,261)
  • 33

Police Academy 3: Back in Training is a 1986 comedy film directed by Jerry Paris and starring Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, and a host of other talented actors. The film is the third installment in the Police Academy series, and it brings back some of our favorite characters from the first two movies. The story takes place at the Police Academy in the fictional city of Metropolis, where a new class of cadets is being trained. The academy is facing budget cuts, and as a result, Captain Thaddeus Harris (played by the hilarious G.W. Bailey) is given the task of whipping the new recruits into shape and improving their performance.

To accomplish this, Harris enlists the help of Commandant Lassard (played by the late George Gaynes), who suggests bringing back some of the academy's top graduates to serve as instructors. Among these graduates are Mahoney (Guttenberg), Hightower (Smith), and Tackleberry (Graf), who return to lend a hand and possibly relive some old glories.

One of the new cadets, Sgt. Carl Sweetchuck (played by Tim Kazurinsky), has a hard time adjusting to the academy's rigorous training, but he soon finds a friend in Zed (Bob Goldthwait), a former enemy who is now trying to clean up his act. Together, the two of them navigate the academy's challenges, and they quickly become fan favorites.

As the film progresses, the cadets face a series of challenges, including a boot camp led by the tough-as-nails Sergeant Kyle Blanks (Brant Von Hoffman) and an obstacle course that puts their skills to the test. Along the way, we see some great comic moments, such as when Tackleberry's wife (Colleen Camp) shows up on the scene, and when Mahoney and his classmates are sent to clean up a rough neighborhood.

The film culminates in a final competition, where the cadets are pitted against each other in a series of simulated real-world scenarios. The stakes are high, as the winning team will be offered jobs with the Metropolis Police Department, but there are plenty of surprise twists and turns along the way.

Overall, Police Academy 3: Back in Training is a fun and entertaining film that will leave you laughing out loud. The characters are likable, the comedy is clever, and the action is exciting. If you're a fan of the Police Academy series, then this movie is a must-see.

Police Academy 3: Back in Training is a 1986 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4 and a MetaScore of 33.

Police Academy 3: Back in Training
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    1 hr 23 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (48,261)
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