Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)


“[rapping] We believe you guys, so we wont dispute you. But if you’re lying to us, we’ll come back and shoot you. Word! ” – Sergeant Moses Hightower

Number of Times Seen – Twice (cable in the 90’s and 21 Feb 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Continuing adventures of the elite members of the Police Academy as they try to stop a criminal mastermind causing trouble in the city.

My Take on it – After watching 5 of the films in this franchise, I finally came across one that is slightly unbearable.

This is basically the beginning of the end of this franchise because we finally clearly see the kinks in the armor.

That doesn’t mean to say that the previous movies were great, but they all still were memorable and enjoyable because they followed a formula that worked.

This one deviates from that and suffers because of it.

It was nice seeing some of the returning characters from a nostalgic perspective, but none of them really are able to do anything here that makes them stand out at all.

The plot tries to be too clever and it just doesn’t work because when all is revealed in the end, it’s an even sillier idea than one thought while watching it all transpire.

Bottom Line – This is really the beginning of the end and shows that it’s possible to make a film in this franchise that just doesn’t follow the regular formula or even stays memorable or entertaining. Nice to see familiar faces despite the poorly executed story and plot.  The way that this film progresses is just atrocious and is a waste of time.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Proctor is driving the bus, he narrowly avoids hitting a corner fresh fruit stand as Harris yells, “Look out for Gene and Roger’s fruit stand!” This is a reference to movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, who mentioned in a review of one of the previous films that every Police Academy (1984) movie had to feature stunt drivers crashing through rubbish bins or a fruit stand. Despite the pair voicing their appreciation to the producers for mentioning them in the movie, the film still received “two thumbs down”. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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2 thoughts on “Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)

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  2. The original plan for this film was to have Lassard and his crew travel to Moscow, Russia under the working title of “Operation Glasnost”. However, permission to film in Russia would not be granted until five years later with Mission to Moscow.

    Then, the sixth film’s setting was moved from Russia to London, England, with Richard Curtis and Ben Elton being offered to write the script, and a new working title called “The London Beat”, but that was shot down by Assignment Miami Beach performing below expectations at the box office, resulting in a decreased budget for the sixth film, in comparison to the earlier films’ massive budgets, as well as Curtis and Elton turning down the script-writing offer, thus it ended up being filmed in Los Angeles.

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