"The new police
recruits. Call them slobs, call them jerks, call
them gross...just don't call them when you're in
trouble". There was a total of
six Police Academy movies made from 1984 to 1989, and a
few more post 1980's. Focusing on the original,
Police Academy was released in 1984, and starred Steve
Guttenberg as Carey Mahoney, Kim Cattrall as Karen
Thompson, Bubba Smith as Moses Hightower, and G.W.
Bailey as Thaddeus Harris. Although the movie
received mixed reviews, it was a huge financial success.
In the movie, a shortage of police
officers forces the mayor to effect a policy that
essentially accepted any warm blooded human wanting to
join the police academy (for example, Mahoney is forced
to join the academy or face jail time). Not
everyone likes the new lower standards, including Lt.
Harris (Bailey), who intends on making the recruit's
lives so miserable that they voluntarily quit.
In the end, the
misfits become friends and band together to become legit
police officers, regardless of the misery they are put
through. Towards the end of the movie, Mahoney and
Hightower manage to get themselves kicked out, but after
proving themselves during a real world riot situation,
the Academy reinstates them, graduates all of them, and
hands out special medals. In the end, they earn