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Recruits (1986)

R | | Comedy | 11 April 1986 (USA)
A Canadian sex comedy in the tradition of "Police Academy".

Director:

Rafal Zielinski

Writers:

Maurice Smith (original story), Charlie Wiener (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doug Annear Doug Annear ... Mike Budowsky
John Canada Terrell John Canada Terrell ... Winston Richcliff III
Stephen Osmond Stephen Osmond ... Steve Gorman
Alan Deveau Alan Deveau ... Howie Glockstien
Mike MacDonald Mike MacDonald ... Captain Magruder
Tony Travis ... Master Sgt. Stonewall
Annie McAuley Annie McAuley ... Tanya
Lolita Davidovich ... Susan (as Lolita David)
Colleen Passard Colleen Passard ... Sgt. Schicklegruber (as Colleen Karney)
Tracey Tanner Tracey Tanner ... Brazil
Jon Mikl Thor ... Thunderhead
Herb Field Herb Field ... Drunk Cop
Mark Blutman ... Clint
Jason Logan Jason Logan ... Mayor Bagley
Carolyn Tweedle Carolyn Tweedle ... Mrs. Bagley
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Storyline

Within two weeks, Sgt. Hardbutt has to clean up the crime in the streets before the Governor arrives. Hardbutt is forced to supplement his overworked staff with civilian "recruits" who he schemes to use to a disastrous advantage. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Locademia de reclutas See more »

Filming Locations:

Newmarket, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Part of a cycle of American cop comedies that got made after the box-office success of Police Academy (1984). The films include that movie's numerous sequels, Feds (1988), Recruits (1986), Off Beat (1986), Night Patrol (1984), Moving Violations (1985) and Hollywood Vice Squad (1986). See more »

Goofs

Stonewall's sunglasses disappear and reappear between shots when Thunderhead signs up to join the force. See more »

Quotes

Winston Richcliff III: Come on, we're going in there.
Mike Budowsky: Listen, Mr. 'Dark Gable', It's a Country & Western bar, man. If you go in there, we're gonna have to surgically remove a cowboy boot from your asshole!
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Referenced in Video Buck: Carátulas engañosas vol. 5 (2019) See more »

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Recruits (Ride Hard, Live Free)
(uncredited)
Written by Mike Dolgy (uncredited) and Curtis Lee (uncredited)
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This may be a Police Academy rip off..sure, but it's funny too!
24 December 2000 | by cinematicSee all my reviews

Does this film look like a Canadian Type film??? No, especially since it was done in Toronto back in '86 when most Canadian films all looked like CBC had it by the balls. This film has a lot of up coming actors ...like Lolita D. / Mike McDonald / .... It looks very American and if it were released in the year 2000, it would still hold up as being entertaining. Any ways...most of the best Police Academy films were done in Toronto.


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