Review: ‘Police Academy – Mission to Moscow’

It's been five years since Warner last wheeled out the boobs in blue, and the intervening span hasn't been kind. Seventh Police Academy stanza, with the gang taking on the Moscow mafia, is an inept, geriatric romp that's for completists only.

It’s been five years since Warner last wheeled out the boobs in blue, and the intervening span hasn’t been kind. Seventh Police Academy stanza, with the gang taking on the Moscow mafia, is an inept, geriatric romp that’s for completists only.

Law and order is breaking down in Moscow, where top mobster Konstantin Konali (Ron Perlman) has made millions from worldwide sales of a computer game. In desperation, top cop Rakov (Christopher Lee) rings his stateside pal Lassard (George Gaynes) who promptly announces, ‘Team, we’re off to Russia – to kick many, many buttskies.’

Excuse for a plot has Konali forcing a computer nerd (Richard Israel) to install a device in the game that will give him access to security systems for world domination. While Lassard slides off for some R&R, the troops go undercover.

Tech credits are on the cheesy side.

Police Academy - Mission to Moscow

Production

Warner. Director Alan Metter; Producer Paul Maslansky; Screenplay Randolph Davis, Michele S. Chodos; Camera Ian Jones; Editor Denise Hill, Suzanne Hines; Music Robert Folk; Art Director Frederic Weiler

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1994. Running time: 83 MIN.

With

George Gaynes Michael Winslow David Graf Leslie Easterbrook Christopher Lee Ron Perlman
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