Police Academy 6 - City Under Siege (1989)

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In this slapstick and sophomoric entry in the popular Police Academy saga, the gang of bungling cops are assigned to round up a troublesome band of bankrobbers.

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen J. Curwick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 6, 2004
Runtime:
Warner Home Video

Cast


as Tackleberry

as Sgt. Larvell Jones

as Police Commissioner ...

as Proctor

as Nick

as Mrs. Stanwyck

as Fackler

as Mr. Kirkland

as Businessman

as Bank President

as Lassard

as Well-dressed Man

as Businessman

as Tackleberry Jr.

as SWAT Team Leader

as Gym Officer

as Gym Officer

as Bank Teller

as Looter

as Saleswoman

as Store Manager

as Store Manager

as Man in a Hurry

as Yuppie with Squeaky ...

as Cop Who Sighs

as Old Woman

as Xeroxed Policeman

as Pool Shooter

as Bus Passenger

as Cop Who Eats Chili

as Police Officer

as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Police Academy 6 - City Under Siege

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Par for the Academy course, the comedy is so-so but the 'action' sequences are dull beyond belief.

July 24, 2004

I believe this was the first movie I ever walked out of, before it came to a close.

November 4, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Audience Reviews for Police Academy 6 - City Under Siege

½

Number six and the plots keep getting simpler each time round. This time its a gang that are on a crime spree and its up to our boys n girls in blue to save the day. Naturally someone is behind this whole operation so be prepared for a truly ball bustin twist...nah not really.

Yet again I am amazed at the continuity of these films and the fact all of the cast are still present and correct...bar Guttenberg who went AWOL after number four. This time round we have all the regular officers plus 'Fackler' makes a welcome return and 'Nick Lassard' is still here replacing 'Mahoney'.

First time ever we actually have a PA film where there aren't any training sequences, this time its all about the main team going up against a trio of super criminals. The criminals are actually quite good too I might add, totally cliched of course but they are meant to be equals for three of the main PA characters. One guy is a huge bald fat biker looking dude, his strength is errr...strength, so he goes up against 'Hightower'. Then we have a slim athletic guy who is good at martial arts and gymnastics, guess who he goes up against. And finally a smooth well dressed ladies man type who is a sharp shooter and dead eye with guns...yep, 'Tackleberry'.

This film relies more on bumbling cops n robbers type of stuff, 'Harris' and 'Proctor' getting set up and constantly missing the chance to make a simple arrest. Not so many pranks, nudity or rudeness, just simple childish Pink Panther buffoonery but more idiotic and predictable if that's possible.

Kenneth Mars tries to liven up the film with his cartoonish Mayor character but it falls flat. You can see they are trying to capture the madness he brought to 'Young Frankenstein' but it just doesn't work, too stupid and not funny. I did like Gerrit Graham as the aptly named 'Ace' (the sharp shooter criminal) and the little showdown between the three criminals and three officers is the best bit in the film really. Bailey does well again as Harris but the few pranks are way too infantile this time.

Over all its not a bad film really, its still better than number four and about on par with number five. I do like the darkly lit, noir-ish visuals they attempt in this one, clearly going for that Bogart-like detective quality in places. The whole thing is actually more akin to a typical pulp comic book adaptation, along the lines of Dick Tracy or 'The Shadow'...albeit a very dumb simplified version. So kudos for that approach, not great by any means but a fair effort bearing in mind this is the sixth film.

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Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

½

What can you expect from the sixth movie in a comedy action series? Not much, so don't expect much. The story is okay, but the jokes are old.

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Aj V

Super Reviewer

One thing you notice about this movie is the abundant reliance on those one note characters. Matt McCoy gives up on being a Guttenberg replacement and is now left as an actual serious cop. He isn't a lot of fun, as everyone around him is quirky or funny.

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Luke Baldock

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