Police Academy 4 - Citizens on Patrol
Police Academy 4 - Citizens on Patrol (1987)

In the third sequel to the hit comedy Police Academy, Commandant Lassard (George Gaynes) decides that the police force is overworked and understaffed, and he comes up with the idea of recruiting civilian volunteers to work side-by-side with… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 3, 1987
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
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Consensus: Utterly, completely, thoroughly and astonishingly unfunny, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol sends a once-innocuous franchise plummeting to agonizing new depths.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

Jim Drake is credited with the direction and Gene Quintano with the script, though they'd probably appreciate it if you kept it to yourself.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

More of the same from the wackiest police force on the streets, and their newly recruited civilian helpers.

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TV Guide

Director Jim Drake keeps things moving so quickly, one barely has time to notice just how stale the jokes here are.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

What's so amazing about the Police Academy movies is that they keep being made even though they stopped being funny after the hilarious original.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The new players, like the original ones (who are still here in full force), are limited to one-shtick roles and are sometimes even more limited than that.

Ian Freer
Empire Magazine

Oh dear...oh dear, oh dear...

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Variety Staff

Script is merely a collection of gags tied together by the slightest suggestion of a story.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Just when you think American film comedy has hit the bottom of the barrel, it makes a supreme effort and keeps sinking.

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Scott Weinberg

They really did just keep getting worse and worse.

Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Well here we are again and its back to training...again! Yep this fourth time around Lassard calls on his most loyal men to train up a group of civvies for his… More
Wahida K
On land, on sea, or in the air, no place is safe from them!
Aj V
In my opinion this was the last good movie of the Police Academy series. It's still very funny, got the same actors, and it's fun. I liked it.
Lafe Fredbjornson
A decent entry in the Police Academy series, before it really started going downhill. Stev Guttenberg was still around. There was plenty of police action on the… More
Luke Baldock
I certainly laughed a bit more than I did with the previous sequels. Once again it's all a bit overcrowded, with characters from the previous 3 outings now… More
Dean King
Probably the most popular after the original of the series, as all walks of life are free to sign up to become police officers when some hilarious partners put… More

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