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Blu-ray Review - Police Academy

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1984's "Police Academy" is not a film that was pulled out of thin air. The monster successes of 1978's "Animal House" and 1981's "Stripes" certainly inspired the feature, with co-writer/director Hugh Wilson in charge of creating a wily, wacky, crude "institutional" comedy for the masses, pitting social rejects and mild people against an establishment trying to mold them into authority figures. The formula is there, and Wilson isn't challenging it, but he does manage to make a refreshingly light endeavor that's purely out to charm viewers with an enormous amount of screen shenanigans. The first bite of the "Police Academy" apple is appealing and amusing, launching with a freewheeling attitude and surprisingly excellent casting, with the ensemble contributing quirks and craziness to give the picture a wonderful sense of community. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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