Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)

“The red zone is for communist parking only! ” – Airport P.A. Announcer

Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Feb 2018)

Brief Synopsis – The misfits from the Police Academy are sent to Moscow to try and stop a computer hacker.

My Take on it – After watching 7 of these films, I finally reached rock bottom.

This is by far the worst of the films in the series and even the fact that they reunite us with some great characters doesn’t help.

This is one they probably should never have made and quit when they were (somewhat) ahead.

I’m actually quite glad that I had never seen this one before so I wouldn’t have had to endure it more than once.

It’s quite sad that such a memorable series ends on such a silly storyline that just doesn’t work at all.

The one thing that I did like about this film is the fact that they found a way to somewhat let Captain Harris (played by my favorite, G.W. bailey) redeem himself and play a character that actually tries to be helpful.

George Gaynes still seems as if he had fun making this one eventhough it is clear by all measures that this series overstayed its welcome.

Bottom Line – Terrible film that should probably never have been made. Not a fitting way to end a series because this is truly the least memorable one of the lot.  The one thing I liked is that Captain Harris (played by G.W. Bailey) somewhat redeems himself. Gaynes still looks as if he is still enjoying himself despite the fact that this is just too much.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to his autobiography, Bubba Smith had initially made a verbal agreement to reprise his role as Hightower. However, Marion Ramsey later called Bubba in tears, uncertain as to why she had not been asked to return. Bubba knew Marion was hurting financially, having already given her a small loan not long before. Bubba said he would see what he could do. When Bubba called the producers to ask if Marion could join the cast, he was told that Hooks could not be written into the script. In defense of Marion, Bubba made the decision to withdraw from the movie. In a peculiar case of life imitating art, this situation mirrors the scene in Police Academy (1984), when Hightower is forced to leave the academy after standing up for Hooks. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)


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3 thoughts on “Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)

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  3. After plans to film City Under Siege in London, England were nixed, the idea was again considered for this film under the working title of “Operation Scotland Yard”. Paul Maslanky’s revisited idea was to have Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, and other former cast members reunite with the cast for a grand finale to the Police Academy franchise, with tentative plans for a 1991 theatrical release.

    However, the final product ended up being a very different, much lower budget, direct-to-video release, with Guttenberg, Smith, and others declining to return.

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