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Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 10 March 1989 (USA)
Those bumbling cadets take to the streets when three inept goons successfully orchestrate a metropolitan crime wave.

Director:

Peter Bonerz

Writers:

Neal Israel (characters), Pat Proft (characters) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bubba Smith ... Hightower
David Graf ... Tackleberry
Michael Winslow ... Jones
Leslie Easterbrook ... Callahan
Marion Ramsey ... Hooks
Lance Kinsey ... Proctor
Matt McCoy ... Nick
Bruce Mahler ... Fackler
G.W. Bailey ... Harris
George Gaynes ... Lassard
Kenneth Mars ... Mayor
Gerrit Graham ... Ace
George R. Robertson ... Hurst
Brian Seeman Brian Seeman ... Flash
Darwyn Swalve Darwyn Swalve ... Ox
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Storyline

A string of business robberies have taken place in the city's Wilson Heights neighborhood, all done by the same three crooks. Captain Thaddeus Harris is no longer in the same precinct with a certain group of cops that he doesn't like. That's why Harris is so happy to be in the Wilson Heights precinct. But then The Mayor tells Harris that business in the city is plummeting because of the robberies. Since there appears to be a leak in Harris's precinct, the Governor has sent in a team to stop the Wilson Heights gang. Much to Harris's dismay, the team is led by Commandant Eric Lassard, so Harris knows who the team members are -- exactly the cops that he doesn't like. The team members are Nick Lassard, Moses Hightower, Eugene Tackleberry, Larvell Jones, Debbie Callahan, Laverne Hooks, and Douglas Fackler. The stakes are raised when Commandant Lassard is accused of being the mastermind behind the robberies, and the team must clear his name. Written by Todd Baldridge

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Grads are going undercover in the city to unmask the mastermind of crime. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Police Academy 6: The London Beat See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,032,480, 12 March 1989

Gross USA:

$11,567,217

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,567,217
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the last time we see Hightower, Hooks, Nick Lassard, Sergeant Fackler, Hurst, and Proctor. Although, Hightower and Hurst did reprise their roles in two separate guest spots on Police Academy: The Series (1997). See more »

Goofs

(at around 13 mins) In the first briefing scene, Hightower rigs a wooden chair in front of him so that it breaks when Harris sits on it. The chair is seen to completely collapse. Then when we cut to Hightower again, the chair is intact in front of him. It cuts to a wide shot and the chair is broken again. See more »

Quotes

[Harris has just been hurt in a multi-car pile-up]
Lt. Proctor: Sir...
Captain Harris: Don't say it, Proctor!
Lt. Proctor: But sir...
Captain Harris: Don't say it!
[Harris walks away]
Lt. Proctor: Told him so.
Captain Harris: [From a distance away] I heard that!
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions shortened the scene where Lassard and Fackler go to the pool room. After entering from outside, it cuts to the inside on the line "Watch this. I'm going to hustle this old fart for everything he owns", completely omitting Lassard and Fackler's entrance from the inside. This was to remove all shots of nunchakus being thrown behind the bar, as their appearance was strictly prohibited in UK films at the time. The cuts were restored for the 2004 DVD release. See more »


Soundtracks

Tutti Frutti
Written by Little Richard (as Richard Penniman), Dorothy La Bostrie and Joe Lubin
Performed by Little Richard
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
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Those wacky police officers yet again
26 March 2004 | by TheOtherFoolSee all my reviews

'Bad jokes is where I draw the line!' As Hightower says in the 6th adventure of our favorite misfits. This time the story is about a gang (well, there's 3 of them anyway), who keep on robbing juwelry stores and banks along a busroute... but why, and how?! And who is their secret boss?

Oh well, never mind the plot. It's just a filler between the sketches of the heroes and their peculiarities. The strong Hightower, gun crazed Tackleberry, big-breasted Callahan and the rest of them. We all know them from before, and once you've seen one episode, you kinda saw them all.

Weak point of the movie is the absence of Mahoney (the star of the series) and Zed (the funniest). Best scene is when Jones takes on one of the gangmembers in Bruce Lee style. Oh well, I had some laughs, and City Under Siege won't be in my bottom 100. I'd give it 4/10.


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