Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach

1988, Comedy, 1h 29m

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The vacationing rookies rescue their leader (George Gaynes) from jewel thieves, with a local duo (Matt McCoy, Janet Jones) as backup.

Cast & Crew

Matt McCoy
Sgt. Nick Lassard
Janet Jones
Officer Kate
George Gaynes
Cmndt. Eric Lassard
Bubba Smith
Sgt. Moses Hightower
G.W. Bailey
Captain Thaddeus Harris
David Graf
Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry
Michael Winslow
Sgt. Larvelle Jones
Leslie Easterbrook
Lt. Debbie Callahan
Marion Ramsey
Sgt. Laverne Hooks
Stephen Curwick
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  • May 09, 2014
    Incredibly dumb and slapstickish, Police Academy 5: Assignment - Miami Beach is a mass of stupidity. The Policy Academy's finest head to Miami when Commandant Lassard is set to be honored as Police Officer of the Decade at the National Police Chiefs Convention, but when a bumbling thief accidentally switches luggage with Lassard hijinks ensue. Steve Guttenberg is MIA, and his absence is felt. And while Matt McCoy steps in as a Mahoney like character, he's a poor substitute. But what's really missing is the team dynamic, as the characters are written as one-note jokes. Spectacularly awful, Police Academy 5: Assignment - Miami Beach is an embarrassment to the series.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 27, 2013
    Fifth times a charm? well actually this film does get back on track somewhat after the terrible fourth. The first Academy film without Guttenberg as the wet ass Mahoney, so we get another Mahoney-esque character in Nick Lassard...cos they need that all round good looking good guy who pesters/stalks the sexy women in these films. The plot is quite straight forward as usual, Cmdt Lassard is up for retirement (after Harris brought it to everyone's attention) and is being given a heroes send off in Miami. So off he goes with his regular band of loyal officers. Everything gets spoilt though when an accidental bag switch with some criminals equals Lassard having some stolen jewels and the criminals getting his pet goldfish. While this still continues the trend of a PG film there is still a reasonable amount of fun to be had with the highjinx. The plot being set in Miami of course equals lots of obligatory tanned ladies in bikini's and cliched poolside slapstick. While its not dirty or seedy its relatively easy going and watchable which is surprisingly really. I think this film is much closer to a Pink Panther type film with the trio of incompetent criminals trying to nab Lassard's bag, that combined with the standard predictable pranks on Harris. Once again though we have the repetitive training aspect of these films...yes again. Because the guys are at a convention for Lassard's award there is yet more police procedural demonstrations which once again gives all the characters the chance to demonstrate their quirky skills. Tackleberry and his guns, voice commands with Hooks....do I really need to go through this again? The only new addition to the team this time is Thacker as Conklin from the previous film, as you may have already guessed his huge weight comes into effect for some visual gags. This time around its actually the bad guys that save the day in my opinion. Usually its Harris and Proctor who are still good fun here but the trio of crooks are admittedly amusing. There is a really nice air of quality slapstick with these guys, especially the boss played by Rene Auberjonois whose obsession with his hair and nasal voice make for a perfect greasy bad guy. His two sidekicks are both kinda dumb and your standard heavy handed mobster types but there is a credible Three Stooges act going on there. This doesn't excuse a lot of childish crap though, you know they are starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel when they actually use a fart in the elevator joke. Then there's the old drugged unconscious gag with Harris, setting his straw hat on fire, writing 'dork' on his chest with sunblock and a really nasty 'Jaws' send up. The finale is yet again another chase sequence on water (clearly run out of ideas) with all the predictable stuff that you'd expect to see on water. Again it does look good as a visual spectacle as do most of the PA chase sequences, but its so very hollow and comes across more like a stunt man's show. Everything is tied up in a neat little bow with Lassard being allowed to carry on for another hundred years or so despite the fact he's useless and all is good with the world again. Its very very bland and very very hokey, most of it is performed and filmed like an instructional video on how to make (attempt) slapstick, but from the third film onwards we know that don't we. Despite all that its a fairly enjoyable romp and is certainly better than the fourth film, at least we get a breath of fresh air with the location. I do like how they do the films titles each time though, quite like this one in particular.
    Phil H Super Reviewer
  • Sep 25, 2011
    The series slips further, and you would have to wonder why they never went down the direct to video section by now. The core members are still here, but the standard members with the overreaching character beats are now gone. The franchise suffers from pre-production issues and ignoring the fans. I'm amazed they dropped actors over pay disputes and obvious script issues. The film is bad, and not just bad, extremely bad. The film plays everything for laughs, instead of gaining momentum for the payoffs. The same sequence structured slapstick is present again, just like the previous film. Number 4 was close to number 2 with story and humour, but this is terrible. The story is a mess, and how the hell did these guys end up with jurisdiction in Miami? It is a comedy film, yes, but did it have to be so bad? The yearly push out was clearly not working anymore. 17/11/2019
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    This was the worst Police Academy movie I've seen so far. Moving the setting of a series to Miami is usually a bad sign, I guess. Still it did have a couple of laughs, so I didn't rate it any lower.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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