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Following the lead of 1986's "Police Academy 3: Back in Training," 1987's "Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol" hopes to maintain the slowly dwindling fan base by bringing back old faces. In this case, the film welcomes Lt. Harris back to the series after taking the last two sequels off, rewarding actor G.W. Bailey with an unexpected starring role in the endeavor, with the production using the frequently humiliated character as much as possible. It's nice to have Bailey back, but "Citizens on Patrol" isn't creatively reenergized by the change, with director Jim Drake and writer Gene Quintano basically extending the vibe of "Back in Training," serving up the same old antics and freak-outs as before, only here there's noticeable fatigue with the shenanigans, which works to make the viewing experience a drag at times. With so many characters and quirks, it's often bizarre to watch the production put very little effort into dreaming up wild events for the ensemble. Read the rest at


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