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Subject: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: rubixgirl on 07/09/04 at 7:37 am

'Police Academy' set for eighth edition
Series creator hoping to capitalize on revival crazeBy Liza Foreman
Hollywood Reporter

“Police Academy” is back. After a decade’s absence from the big screen, the cop comedy franchise is gearing up for an eighth installment.

“I felt it was time to start again,” said series creator Paul Maslansky. “I saw that 'Starsky & Hutch’ and a number of other revivals were doing really well. 'Police Academy’ has such a great history. I thought, 'Why not?”’

According to Maslansky, who will serve as an executive producer, the talent from the first seven features has expressed a keen interest in the revival, with Maslansky looking to combine both new and the “original talent” for the next “Police Academy.”

“We became very much like a family,” he said. “It’s is very unusual to have seven films with virtually all the same major cast.”

The project is being developed by Warner Bros. Pictures and its Australian joint-venture partner Village Roadshow. The project is out to writers, with the exact direction of the newest installment yet to be determined.

The most recent sequel in the franchise was “Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow” in 1994. The first “Police Academy” hit screens in 1984, bringing in a domestic box office take of $81.2 million. Then it was a film a year through 1989, with “Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment” released in 1985, “Police Academy 3: Back in Training” in 1986, “Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol” in 1987, “Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach” in 1988 and “Police Academy 6: City Under Siege” in 1989. Altogether, the franchise brought in more than $230 million at the domestic box office. Maslansky also serviced the small screen with “Police Academy: The Animated Series” in 1993 and “Police Academy: The Series” in 1997.

Maslansky is working on several other projects, including another institution-based project, “Stunt School.” There’s also a New Orleans-set jazz feature about the life of Buddy Bolden, the first king of jazz.

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: rubixgirl on 07/09/04 at 7:40 am

I don't know how that movie will be. Some of the later PA movies got super silly. But maybe if it was the original cast (even Kim Cattral) I would probably still go see it.

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Dagwood on 07/09/04 at 8:53 am

Unless it has Steve Guttenberg in it, I won't go.  I thought the PA movies got dumber as they went along. 

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/09/04 at 9:20 am


Unless it has Steve Guttenberg in it, I won't go.  I thought the PA movies got dumber as they went along. 
They sure did...I liked the first two a lot though :)

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: ferrisb on 07/09/04 at 12:28 pm

That's good news :) :) :) but only if they make them like the first one. The last couple of movies  were not that interesting :( :( :(

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Howard on 07/09/04 at 5:23 pm

I Wonder if Michael Winslow will be in this version of Police Academy?



Howard

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: AL-B on 07/09/04 at 7:12 pm


Unless it has Steve Guttenberg in it, I won't go.  I thought the PA movies got dumber as they went along. 
I agree. I never understood why people got so down on Steve Guttenberg.  He seemed like a decent guy, he wasn't a particularly bad actor, and he sure as hell wasn't annoying like say, Bob Saget; yet for some reason people see him as being the poster boy for has-been actors and whenever his name is brought up on any kind of 80's retrospective show people invariably roll their eyes and giggle, like he's some kind of a joke. I don't get it.  If this movie gets greenlighted and Steve Guttenberg does get a role in it, I sincerely hope that it kicks butt at the box office and that it propels his career to a comeback rivaled only by that of John Travolta. I'm pulling for you, Gutes!!! :)

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/09/04 at 7:56 pm

I don't think Guttenberg would be a TOTAL requirement.  But OK if they can get him.

They HAVE to get Tackleberry (the gun nut) and G.W. Bailey (the conniving police sargeant) and the black lady with the high voice.

How about Julie Bowen (the blonde chick in the "Ed" series) for the love interest? ???

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Bobby on 07/09/04 at 8:23 pm

Police Academy has to feature Bobcat Goldthwaite, the nerdy squeaky voiced nerd who always got kicked around, Steve Guttenberg (he was excellent - I reckon Three Men and a Baby knocked his career sidewards), the man that played Tacklebury, G.W Bailey (the nasty sergeant bloke) and the strong lady with the ample chest - forgotten her name but she was gorgeous.

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: AL-B on 07/10/04 at 2:45 pm

They definitely need G.W. Bailey back, as well as his asskisser assistant, Proctor (I forget who played him).

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/10/04 at 4:25 pm




G.W. Bailey (the conniving police sargeant) and the black lady with the high voice.


Art Metrano, who played the coniving Lt. Mauser, broke his neck in 6 places after his appearance in the 2nd movie....and the lady with the high but quiet voice was named "Hooks"  ;)

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: BodaciousBoy on 07/10/04 at 7:50 pm

I loved the first 3. After that, no thanks ::)

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: scoobydude on 07/10/04 at 8:43 pm

If it ain't got Wildcat Bob Goldthwaite and Hightower in it it's just gonna suck...


...then again, neither did "Dumb and Dumber" and I loved that... ;D :D

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/10/04 at 9:14 pm


If it ain't got Wildcat Bob Goldthwaite and Hightower in it it's just gonna suck...


...then again, neither did "Dumb and Dumber" and I loved that... ;D :D
What you said about "Dumb & Dumber"....I Like It A LOT :)

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/10/04 at 10:41 pm

How about a movie where the "Police Academy" guys team up with the "Revenge of the Nerds" guys?

That would be cool.  8)

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: scoobydude on 07/11/04 at 10:36 am


How about a movie where the "Police Academy" guys team up with the "Revenge of the Nerds" guys?

That would be cool.  8)


I think that would be a good idea. ;D  Throw in Leslie Nelson from the Naked Gun series as well!

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Howard on 07/11/04 at 1:12 pm


How about a movie where the "Police Academy" guys team up with the "Revenge of the Nerds" guys?

That would be cool.  8)



Then it would be called Revenge Of The Police Academy Nerds. ;D

Howard

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Howard on 07/11/04 at 1:19 pm

http://dyn.ifilm.com/resize/image/stills/films/resize/mdvd/222844.jpg?width=144


I wonder if all the characters are gonna be there? ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Chris MegatronTHX on 07/11/04 at 2:05 pm



I agree. I never understood why people got so down on Steve Guttenberg.  He seemed like a decent guy, he wasn't a particularly bad actor, and he sure as hell wasn't annoying like say, Bob Saget; yet for some reason people see him as being the poster boy for has-been actors and whenever his name is brought up on any kind of 80's retrospective show people invariably roll their eyes and giggle, like he's some kind of a joke. I don't get it.  If this movie gets greenlighted and Steve Guttenberg does get a role in it, I sincerely hope that it kicks butt at the box office and that it propels his career to a comeback rivaled only by that of John Travolta. I'm pulling for you, Gutes!!! :)


I have always felt bad for Steve Guttenberg as well.  The man was by no means a bad actor, and he did have good comedy on him too. Like you said, Guttenberg did seem like a really decent nice guy, but not an annoying PTA father type like Bob Saget.   For whatever reason, he became associated with the 80s too much and he could never escape that when the 90s came along.

The weird thing is this---

Steven Guttenberg and Tom Hanks were basically the SAME in the 1980s.  Really what difference was there?  They were both screwball comedic actors, often appearing in embarrasing movies that would last a few weeks at the box office.  Guttenberg's Short Circuit movie was on the same level as Hank's Turner and Hooch film.  Tom Hanks also did that silly Bosom Buddies TV show in the early 80s that didn't even last more then 2 years.  And remember Hank's Bachelor Party movie that he did with Tawny Kitaen?  Man Tom Hanks andl Steven Guttenberg were totally the same!  But then Tom Hanks did Philedalphia in 1993 playing a standard sympathetic Hollywood character and then again in Forrest Gump the next year, won 2 Oscars and he skyrocketed to A-list superstardom and is immortalized in Hollywood now.  Back in the 80s, Tom Hanks was no different from Steve Guttenberg.  It just seems like Tom Hanks got some better breaks in the industry then Steve Gutenberg did.  And when Hanks got them he really capitalized on them.    

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: rubixgirl on 07/12/04 at 8:02 am



They HAVE to get Tackleberry (the gun nut) and G.W. Bailey (the conniving police sargeant) and the black lady with the high voice.


David Graf, who played Tackleberry, died in 2001 from cardiac arrest. And that would be a hard character to replace. (maybe have a character that is his son be the same way he was)

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: ferrisb on 07/12/04 at 12:31 pm

How about the black cop who could make funny noises (in addtion to the gun nut's son and the black lady with the big voice) :D :D

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/12/04 at 7:18 pm




David Graf, who played Tackleberry, died in 2001 from cardiac arrest. And that would be a hard character to replace. (maybe have a character that is his son be the same way he was)


Man, that really bites.  :\'(

I did not know that Tack had bit it.  He would have LOVED being a cop in the War on Terror.  ;)

A fitting way to "replace" (and pay tribute to)  him in the series would be to have it that his character died (in a comical gun accident, naturally) and have a character who plays his kid.  8)

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Howard on 07/12/04 at 7:41 pm


How about the black cop who could make funny noises (in addtion to the gun nut's son and the black lady with the big voice) :D :D


http://www.aveleyman.com/ActorsW/18592.GIF


Oh,you mean Michael Winslow.He's funny as hell.He could imitate any sound he makes. ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: rubixgirl on 07/13/04 at 7:58 am



It just seems like Tom Hanks got some better breaks in the industry then Steve Gutenberg did.  And when Hanks got them he really capitalized on them.    


I agree about Steve Guttenberg. He always had this "nice guy" thing going for him. I think in the 90's he did a Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen movie. But it would be nice to see him come back, especially in the role that made him famous.

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/13/04 at 8:09 am




I agree about Steve Guttenberg. He always had this "nice guy" thing going for him. I think in the 90's he did a Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen movie. But it would be nice to see him come back, especially in the role that made him famous.


Steve's first big role was in the Village People movie, "Can't Stop the Music", in which he played the role of Jack Morrell, band founder.

From there he moved on to the Police Academy series and wordlwide fame.

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: rubixgirl on 07/13/04 at 8:32 am




Steve's first big role was in the Village People movie, "Can't Stop the Music", in which he played the role of Jack Morrell, band founder.

That is a hilarious movie. (Hilarious that it is so outrageous!  :D ) And technicall its an 80's movies, came out in 1980. (but has a definite 70's feel to it)

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Aimee on 07/13/04 at 8:44 am

Wow I cant believe Tackleberry passed away. I agree they should have someone like his son play the part. That Michael with the sounds rocked! And I LOVE Steve Guttenberg, whats he up to now a days? I wish he was in more movies :)  I still love him in Three Men and a Baby and Dont Tell Her Its me, more GREAT 80s movies

Aimee

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: rubixgirl on 07/13/04 at 9:33 am


Wow I cant believe Tackleberry passed away. I agree they should have someone like his son play the part. That Michael with the sounds rocked! And I LOVE Steve Guttenberg, whats he up to now a days? I wish he was in more movies :)  I still love him in Three Men and a Baby and Dont Tell Her Its me, more GREAT 80s movies

Aimee


Don't forget Cocoon. :)

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Howard on 07/13/04 at 3:42 pm

Who was the guy who played the cop withe gray hair in Police Academy?
Was it the father from Punky Brewster? ???



Howard

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: rubixgirl on 07/13/04 at 4:09 pm


Who was the guy who played the cop withe gray hair in Police Academy?
Was it the father from Punky Brewster? ???



Howard
You mean Capt. Lassard, yes that was also Punky Brewster's dad.

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Howard on 07/13/04 at 4:18 pm



You mean Capt. Lassard, yes that was also Punky Brewster's dad.



Yeah,But what was his name?
Will he be in the movie?  ???



Howard

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: rubixgirl on 07/13/04 at 4:27 pm





Yeah,But what was his name?
Will he be in the movie?  ???



Howard


His real name is George Gaynes. I don't think they have any kind of cast yet for the new movie.

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/13/04 at 11:43 pm

George Gaynes also played Mob Boss Frank Smith on General Hospital in 1980

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Howard on 07/14/04 at 8:30 pm

http://www.aveleyman.com/ActorsG/6392.GIF


This is the guy I'm talkiing about.He still alive by any chance? ???



Howard

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/14/04 at 9:32 pm


http://www.aveleyman.com/ActorsG/6392.GIF


This is the guy I'm talkiing about.He still alive by any chance? ???



Howard
http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:aupsAapk5s4J:http://www.mcamy.net/geary/pix/geary123.jpg

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/14/04 at 9:34 pm

Howard....if that^ is who you're talking about....George gaynes born May 16, 1917....he is still alive :)

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Howard on 07/15/04 at 7:35 pm

Will Michael Winslow return in The Police Academy movie film?



Howard

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/15/04 at 9:42 pm

A pretty dopy formula, but why not go for 8, why not 10+?

IMDB doesn't have any word on cast, but, I agree, if it ain't got Steve Guttenberg and at least a few of the originals, there's no point in even calling it "Police Academy."

Imagine that?  A movie that must have Steve Guttenberg in it to be worthwhile!  Could standards get much lower?
:D

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: rubixgirl on 08/12/04 at 3:35 pm

Here's a link from imdb w/ updated info...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418068/

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Bobby on 08/12/04 at 5:22 pm

I saw Police Academy 4 'Citizens on Patrol' the other day and I thought it was well funny. Especially the part where Harris uses a combat spray (mace?) instead of deodorant in the shower and the next thing you see is him going into a meeting room with his arms up in plaster - LMAO!  ;D

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Dagwood on 08/12/04 at 6:42 pm


Here's a link from imdb w/ updated info...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418068/


Thanks for that link.  Looks like alot of the originals are back...I will have to see this movie.

G.W. Bailey ....  Thaddeus Harris
Colleen Camp ....  Kathleen Kirkland-Tackleberry
Leslie Easterbrook ....  Debbie Callahan
George Gaynes ....  Commandant Eric Lassard
Bob Goldthwait ....  Zed
Steve Guttenberg ....  Carey Mahoney
Tim Kazurinsky ....  Sweetchuck
Lance Kinsey ....  Proctor
Bruce Mahler ....  Fackler
Matt McCoy ....  Nick Lassard
Marion Ramsey ....  Laverne Hooks
George R. Robertson ....  Henry J. Hurst
Bubba Smith ....  Moses Hightower
Michael Winslow ....  Larvell Jones 

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: rubixgirl on 08/13/04 at 7:46 am

Yeah, that alone would make it worth it to see all the orginals.

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: ferrisb on 08/14/04 at 11:16 am


How about a movie where the "Police Academy" guys team up with the "Revenge of the Nerds" guys?

That would be cool.  8)


Yep, that'll be something to watch. ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Howard on 08/15/04 at 10:13 am

Does anybody have any idea when it'll be out in theaters?



Howard

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Dagwood on 08/15/04 at 3:40 pm

I clicked on the IMDB link and it said 2006.

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/15/04 at 5:11 pm



http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:aupsAapk5s4J:http://www.mcamy.net/geary/pix/geary123.jpg

LOL!

"Mahoney did something bad."
"Whom did he do it to, sir?"
"To...me!"

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Howard on 08/16/04 at 9:20 pm


I clicked on the IMDB link and it said 2006.



will it have the original characters back? ???



Howard

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: rubixgirl on 08/17/04 at 7:40 am





will it have the original characters back? ???



Howard
Yes it will, if you click on the link it will give you the whole list.  :)

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Howard on 08/17/04 at 4:10 pm



Yes it will, if you click on the link it will give you the whole list.  :)



Thanks RG. :)



Howard

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Dagwood on 08/17/04 at 7:49 pm





will it have the original characters back? ???



Howard


Check on page three...I posted the cast list.

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Kryllith on 08/18/04 at 8:15 am

Mahoney, Zed, and Sweetchuck are enough to make me go see it. They've been sorely missed every since P.A. 5. Too bad Tack won't be there. :(

Kryllith

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Howard on 08/18/04 at 9:35 pm




Check on page three...I posted the cast list.



Thank You Dag.I just did. :)



Howard

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Dagwood on 08/19/04 at 6:54 pm

You're welcome, Howard. :)

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Arvig on 03/14/05 at 4:18 am

Not flaming the announcement of the movies, but well...I guess I did notice how they mention how much the first film made in the press release...err...note how they don't mention the last film.  If I may, from www.stinkers.com mini-review of Police Academy 7:

"This nail in the "Police Academy" series coffin only generated a tepid $126,247 in US theaters and probably would have ended up costing the studio less money just going straight to video..."

Otherwise, not many people went to see the 7th one.  ;)

IMO many of them had their moments, but the series did die (and shouldn't have continued to be honest) after Steve Gutenberg left the series.  Really, I feel it was wise of him to leave, I wonder if he did see the handwriting on the wall for the series?  Not saying the other actors didn't try...but well...be honest, how many people did see them after the 3rd or 4th film?



Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/14/05 at 10:37 am

7 is enough for me...  ::)

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: ralfy on 02/16/16 at 9:48 pm

"George Gaynes, ‘Punky Brewster’ and ‘Police Academy’ Star, Dies at 98"

https://variety.com/2016/film/news/george-gaynes-dead-1201707777/

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: Elor on 02/17/16 at 5:30 pm

He had a long life. Good bye Mr. Gaynes. Thank you for the laughs. :\'(

Subject: Re: Police Academy...Back in the Movies

Written By: robby76 on 02/17/16 at 8:35 pm

Goodbye Henry Warnimomt! And yes what a ripe old age. Good on ya Henry!

http://j.static-locatetv.com/images/content/4/1000469_punky_brewster.jpg

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