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Police Academy 6 – City Under Siege

Commandant Lassard (George Gaynes) and his crack team are assigned to stop a wave of robberies, much to the chagrin of the cartoonish Captain Harris (G.W. Bailey). The crimes are committed by a trio with circus-like skills, keyed by a not-so-mysterious Mr. Big.

Commandant Lassard (George Gaynes) and his crack team are assigned to stop a wave of robberies, much to the chagrin of the cartoonish Captain Harris (G.W. Bailey). The crimes are committed by a trio with circus-like skills, keyed by a not-so-mysterious Mr. Big.

Director Peter Bonerz and writer Stephen J. Curwick (the latter taking his second Academy shift) both cut their teeth on TV sitcoms, and it shows. Rarely has a film cried out so desperately for a laughtrack.

Michael Winslow still has the funniest shtick with his seemingly limitless ability to perform vocal gymnastics – the film’s only truly amusing moment coming when he nails one of the bad guys, first as a badly dubbed ninja, then a herky-jerky robot.

Police Academy 6 – City Under Siege

  • Production: Warner. Director Peter Bonerz; Producer Paul Maslansky; Screenplay Stephen J. Curwick; Camera Charles Rosher Jr; Editor Hubert De La Bouillerie; Music Robert Folk; Art Director Thomas E. Azzari
  • Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1989. Running time: 83 MIN.
  • With: Bubba Smith David Graf Michael Winslow Leslie Easterbrook Marion Ramsey Lance Kinsey