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Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)

The bungling cops attempt to bring LA’s heinous Wilson Heights Gang to justice. But every time they’re ready to pounce, the criminals – a somersaulting, knife-throwing troupe of freaks who, despite being infernally stupid, are so lovable that you rather perversely find yourself wanting them to get away with it.

As usual, the Police Academy oddballs are prevented from doing their duty by the meddlings of the eternally brown-nosing and pitifully incompetent Captain Harris (G W Bailey).

Having run out of inventive gags and originality by the final scene of the very first Police Academy (1984), the series had overstayed its welcome long before this fifth sequel by stretching a thin premise to breaking point.

There’s nothing as outrageously brazen as the ‘catapulting-Lt Harris-up-a-horses-bum’ routine from the original and aside from the vocal gymnastics of Michael Winslow, this laughter-free zone couldn’t even get itself arrested for indecency.

Hightower
Bubba Smith
Tackleberry
David Graf
Jones
Michael Winslow
Callahan
Leslie Easterbrook
Hooks
Marion Ramsey
Proctor
Lance Kinsey
Nick
Matt McCoy
Fackler
Bruce Mahler
Captain Harris
G W Bailey
Commandant Lassard
George Gaynes
Mayor
Kenneth Mars
Ace
Gerrit Graham
Police Commissioner Hurst
George R Robertson
Flash
Brian Seeman
Ox
Darwyn Swalve
Mrs Stanwyck
Billie Bird
Mr Kirkland
Arthur Batanides
Bank president
Beans Morocco
Tackleberry Jr
Daniel Ben Wilson

Director
Peter Bonerz