“Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment” is a 1985 American comedy film directed by Jerry Paris and written by Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield. The movie is a sequel to the 1984 film “Police Academy” and features many of the same characters.
The film follows a group of new police recruits as they try to fit in with their more experienced colleagues at the precinct. The recruits include Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg), Hightower (Bubba Smith), Tackleberry (David Graf), Jones (Michael Winslow), and Hooks (Marion Ramsey), among others. The group must work together to stop a gang of criminals who are terrorizing the city.
“Police Academy 2” was a commercial success, grossing over $55 million worldwide, but it received mixed reviews from critics. The film is noted for its slapstick humor and zany antics, as well as for its cast of memorable characters. The movie spawned several sequels, including “Police Academy 3: Back in Training” and “Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol.”
|Directed by||Jerry Paris|
|Produced by||Paul Maslansky
|Written by||Barry W. Blaustein
by Neal Israel Pat Proft
|Starring||Steve Guttenberg Bubba Smith David Graf Michael Winslow Bruce Mahler Colleen Camp Art Metrano Marion Ramsey Howard Hesseman George Gaynes|
|Music by||Robert Folk|
|Edited by||Bob Wyman|
|The Ladd Company|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release date||March 29, 1985|
|Running time||87 minutes|
|Box office||$115 million|