In 1984, Police Academy made its way into cinemas. The comedy, about a group of mismatched police cadets was a hit with audiences and was successful enough to spawn a succession of sequels.
But how many Police Academy movies are there?
The Police Academy films in order
To date, there are seven Police Academy movies. The Police Academy movies – which were produced between 1984 and 1994 – include:
- Police Academy (1984)
- Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
- Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
- Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
- Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988)
- Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
- Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
Are all of the Police Academy movies part of the same series?
All of the Police Academy movies are part of the same series. The films are presented in chronological order.
Who are the cast of the Police Academy films?
The core cast of the Police Academy films remain largely consistent across the course of the series. Notable actors in the Police Academy series include Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow, David Graf, George Gaynes, Marion Ramsey, Leslie Easterbrook, G.W. Bailey, Lance Kinsey, Bruce Mahler, Tim Kazurinsky, Bobcat Goldthwait and Art Metrano.
Is the Police Academy series the work of the same director?
The Police Academy films are the work of multiple directors. Hugh Wilson directed Police Academy, Jerry Parris directed Police Academy 2 & 3, Jim Drake directed Police Academy 4, Alan Myerson directed Police Academy 5, Peter Bonerz directed Police Academy 6, and Alan Metter directed Police Academy: Mission to Moscow.
What is the best Police Academy film?
Police Academy is generally considered to be the strongest film in the collection, while Police Academy: Mission to Moscow is regarded as the weakest entry. According to IMDb the Police Academy films are ranked as follows:
- Police Academy (1984) – 6.7/10
- Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) – 5.8/10
- Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) – 5.4/10
- Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) – 5.0/10
- Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988) – 4.6/10
- Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) – 4.4/10
- Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994) – 3.6/10
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