Theater IV: Police Academy 3 - Back in Training

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Theater IV: Police Academy 3 - Back in Training

This week we’re taking a trip back to the 1980s with Police Academy 3: Back in Training, and it is just as wacky as we remember it.  The whole gang of cops and cadets are back for this movie and we get a few new characters as well.  Mahoney still leads the group but he isn’t as prevalent in this movie as he is in the others.  The whole story revolves around two police academies competing to not be closed down due to a lack of funding.  There is not a whole lot of character development in this one and to quote one of our guests, “Everyone has their trick and they all keep doing it over and over and over.”  We talk about crazy movie montages all the time and this movie is like one long 83 minute montage with a few moments of story sprinkled in.  Why didn’t they keep these movies as a R-rated series?  Why hasn’t Lasard been either forced into retirement or committed to an assisted living home?  What’s with all the racism and sexual harassment?  Mauser seems to think Lasard is incompetent, so why not just let him make his own mess instead of plotting against him?  Proctor was still pretty funny in this movie and Jones is always entertaining.  If you’re a Police Academy completist, then this should be on your list.  If not, just go watch the first movie again.  Have a great week!