Police Academy (1984)

A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

Filming Dates

1983
May 1983
May 1983 - February 1984

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Filming Locations


Opening Credits (00:00:32)

100 King St W, Toronto, ON M5X 1A9, Canada

The opening scene shows a stormy city skyline, announcing the changes to the metropolitan police hiring practices, the set up for the whole movie.

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Parking Lot (00:03:49)

155 Wellington St W, Toronto, Onatrio M5V 3H6

Mahoney starts the movie as a parking attendant where he "creatively" parks a customer's car before being arrested and forced to join the police academy in lieu of a prison sentence.

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Barbara's Fotofast Kiosk (00:05:35)

449 Carlaw Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 3J1, Canada

For some unexplained reason, Barbara is harassed by a gang and they load his Fotofast kiosk onto the back of their truck with Barbara still inside.

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Fotofast Kiosk Going in River (00:06:02)

Cherry Street Bridge, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Barbara and his Fotofast kiosk are unloaded from the back of the gang truck and thrown into the river.

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Douglas Fackler's House (00:09:34)

81 Elsfield Rd, Etobicoke, ON M8Y 3R7, Canada

After disagreeing with his wife about joining the police force Douglas takes off in his car. Mrs. Fackler however feels the conversation isn't over and hops over several backyard fences and through pools to head her husband off.

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Police Academy Grounds (00:11:21)

Humber College, G Building, 17 3155 Lake Shore Blvd W., Etobicoke, Onatrio, M8V 4B7

The new recruits start to arrive at the police academy to begin their training. The academy is where the majority of the film takes place.

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Commandant's House (00:19:05)

New Toronto, Toronto, ON M8V 3H4, Canada

In an attempt to get kicked out of the academy, Mahoney plays a prank on Barbara, telling him he needs to pick up his uniform in the house behind him. The house is actually the Commandant's house, where Barbara walks in on Mrs. Lassard in the shower.

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The Blue Oyster Gay Bar (00:44:08)

486 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2H1, Canada

Copeland and Blankes are tricked by Mahoney into visiting the Blue Oyster, which unknown to them is the local gay bar.

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Cat Stuck in Tree (01:01:16)

10535 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0, Canada

Tackleberry is called to remove a cat from a tree.

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Traffic Jam (01:02:36)

Colborne St & Scott St, Toronto, ON M5E 1W9, Canada

Captain Harris is frustrated by being stuck in a traffic jam, so he commandeers a motorbike to find out the cause of the issue.

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Hightower Learning to Drive (01:05:52)

2977 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON M8V 1J8, Canada

Hightower is worried about passing his driving test and enlists Mahoney to help steal Copeland's car so he can practice, however before Hightower can fit in he has to make some "adjustments".

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Riot Starts (01:13:49)

344 High Park Ave, Toronto, ON M6P 2S7, Canada

The climax of the movie revolves around a riot that Fackler inadvertently starts by carelessly tossing an apple. This results in a man being thrown through a bar window.

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Looting Starts (01:14:42)

1642 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M6P 3T2, Canada

As a result of a bar fight, a pinball machine careens out of control into the middle of an intersection. The pinball machine then hits the curb next to a junk store, prompting people to start looting.

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Wrong Deployment Area (01:17:54)

14 Watkinson Ave, Toronto, ON M6P 2E7, Canada

The cadets are deployed to the wrong location by Commandant Lassard to help with the riot.

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Riot (01:18:35)

Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2K2, Canada

Once the looting stops, the hordes of people turned into a full-on riot gang and patrolled the streets looking for police to fight.

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Rooftop Shoot Out (01:24:51)

Toy Factory Lofts, 43 Hanna Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Captain Harris is taken hostage on the roof of an abandoned warehouse. Thompson uses crates for cover while trying to shoot the kidnapper from street level.

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Watching Shoot Out (01:27:28)

Snooker St, Toronto, ON M6K, Canada

Barbara and Tackleberry anxiously watch the shoot out as it unfolds. Tackleberry is later devastated that he and his gun weren't the ones to take down the kidnapper.

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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