POLICE ACADEMY 2000...
It's funny. When I first saw this scoop, there was this momentary charge of "COOL" that lit through me. I remember when I though Police Academy was just the coolest. That kung fu scene during the riot... was soooo cool. And I remember thinking that Bubba was the coolest guy in town. But suddenly the flood of bad sequels began raping my memory of the original to the point where I say, "MOVE ON! DON'T DO ANY MORE POLICE ACADEMY MOVIES!!!"
Steve Guttenburg on Conan O'Brian, this Monday, talking about a supposed new 'Police Academey' movie(experts from the interview)...
"It's funny you should ask that because Neal Isreal, he's the guy who did the original two, and the 'Look Who's Talking' movies, actually has put up a script for another one. It's like involving all the original characters. But it has to be with the original guys, Bubba, Donnie Scott, Graffie, Baily. You know if they're on board then maybe. I'm up for another one, but it would have to be very much like the first one ... I wasn't fond of the original ... I think Nael is doing something with Nash Bridges at the moment, but once he's done that we'll sit and talk.
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Aug. 20, 1999, 1:46 a.m. CST
by John Shaft
Be Afraid. Be very Afraid. www.cinemayhem.com
Aug. 20, 1999, 1:46 a.m. CST
I have a question. If Guttenberg wasn't fond of the original, then why is he even considering doing this one. <pause> I think I just answered my own question. Never mind. By the way, I'm first. Whoopie.
Aug. 20, 1999, 1:48 a.m. CST
I am actually not first. Whoopie.
Aug. 20, 1999, 1:51 a.m. CST
This is fucking pathetic.
Aug. 20, 1999, 2:08 a.m. CST
The only way this film could be any worse is if it stars Jar Jar. "Mesa says you have the right to remain silent, Okeday?"
Aug. 20, 1999, 2:56 a.m. CST
by Darth Fart
Anyone remember Mannequin ? That 80s movies ? I loved that cheesy movie. Kim Catteral was such a babe. No more Academy movies. Guttenberg is coolish, but the guy has never really shone on the big screen.
Aug. 20, 1999, 3:05 a.m. CST
I dont think so!!. But what ever happend to Steve Gutenberg- i love that fella
Aug. 20, 1999, 3:12 a.m. CST
This is too scarey to even contemplate right now. The only reason that it's being considered is that none of the original cast have had a career outside of police acacemy movies and they need to milk this fucker for all its worth. Let's put it this way.. IMDB members put PA's 7, 6, and 5 in the bottom 100 films of all time! BTW, 4 was there too until recently. This series SUCKS !! Don't make another!
Aug. 20, 1999, 3:49 a.m. CST
What is going on! First Scooby Doo and now this! Hollywood stalls on movies like Gangs of New York and barely gets X-Men out the door and then they expect us to eat this pile of chicken shit! For shame.
Aug. 20, 1999, 6:46 a.m. CST
. . . they know not what they do. You better believe I'm gonna jump on this. How is it even possible to THINK about making a new Police Academy. . . didn't the producers/cast WATCH the last - however many there were?? They are, in a word, awful. There is no franchise to resurrect, because it was never a good franchise! The first one was great, don't get me wrong. But talk about a downward spiral. Man, what comes next, the Naked Gun 4. . . oh, whoops.
Aug. 20, 1999, 7:24 a.m. CST
by mikey boy
Steve's got a project? Is this the work of the Stonecutters?...
Aug. 20, 1999, 7:27 a.m. CST
by spike lee
Will Leo DiCaprio play a young Steve Guttenburg?
Aug. 20, 1999, 8:07 a.m. CST
by Mr Stonky
Just imagine ... all -- er, however many -- Police Academy films collected together ... surely the ultimate birthday gift?
Aug. 20, 1999, 8:13 a.m. CST
Man, what is up with that? I'm sure it wouldn't cost much to make, but why even bother when you could pump that $$$ into an actual GOOD movie. I don't give a shit about ANY of the PA movies or any of the rip-offs. Just sounds like another Blues Brothers 2000 to me.
Aug. 20, 1999, 9:03 a.m. CST
steve guttenberg has been fine in good movies like 'diner', but really. everybody. flush your 5 year-old memory banks. none of the PA films were good. none. let it die. let your fanboy love for everything that crossed your youthful synapses die. let it die. as the late, barely lamented brion james said (and where's his obit?)"wake up--it's time to die." let us all evolve now.
Aug. 20, 1999, 9:32 a.m. CST
by Lord Bullingdon
(paraphrasing): "I tried to teach you to follow the law! Why do you think I took you to all those Polica Academy movies? For fun? Well I didn't hear anybody laughing, did you?"
Aug. 20, 1999, 9:58 a.m. CST
Steve Guttenburg was on 'Conan o'Brien'? May I ask why? Or, for that matter, why are they even considering making another 'Police Academy' movie? Wasn't the last one straight-to-video? The first one was okay, nothing great, but everything else was downhill from there. The thing is, a new PA movie would probably be successful: 80's nostalgia is hot now (shudder). But isn't 'Police Academy: The TV Series' enough? I don't know what's worse: the fact that the show is no good, or the fact that the great Joe Flaherty is degrading himself in it. Isn't that scary kids? OW-OOOOOOO!!!
Aug. 20, 1999, 10:59 a.m. CST
Artistically, this has been one lousy year for movies -- that CG porn known as Phantom Menace, CG covering up porn in Eyes Wide Shut and, fer FUCK'S SAKE!, not only has the moviegoer been subjected to TWO Julia Roberts films in one summer but also TWO Hugh Grant romantic comedies!!! And now we have the possibility of a Police Academy sequel to usher us into the next millennium. Great. Hollywood isn't dying -- it died sometime back in '94 or '95 and they forgot to bury the rotting corpse. And thanks to Blair Witch, the CRAFT of good filmmaking and cinematography could be headed toward the crapper, too. (Coming soon to your theater: A movie shot entirely with a grainy webcam and old Betamax video camera with a running time of 69 minutes -- including credits.) I absolutely HATE those guys behind Blair Witch. Not because of their success, the film's concept or even the suspicious marketing behind it, but their entire pissing on the art of filmmaking. We no longer have filmmaking -- the better term might be hypemaking or "freeform visual narrative conceptualization and marketing." Somebody wake me up from the cave where I'll go into hiding when (or if) the next Film Renaissance happens.
Aug. 20, 1999, 11:11 a.m. CST
by W. Leach
"Boy, when Marge first told me she was going to the police academy, I thought it'd be fun and exciting, you know, like the movie SPACEBALLS. But instead, it's been painful and disturbing, like the movie POLICE ACADEMY."
Aug. 20, 1999, 1:15 p.m. CST
No, I can't say that with a straight face...I agree with...well, everyone else...LET. IT. DIE. Didn't they realize anything when the last one went direct to video? For the love of God, move on!
Aug. 20, 1999, 3:10 p.m. CST
Hey, there's a reason why the PA movies came out one a year: The studio knew that people would catch on sooner or later that they were having crap flushed down their throats. "Franchises" like PA have a built in obsolescence. Either the audience hits puberty, or they latch onto the latest brain-dead concept or "actor." Turn on the TV and you see the same thing. Are we really so stupid that we need a laugh track to tell us what's funny? The real reason is that the shows AREN'T funny, if not for the laugh track people would catch on. If there's a reason we're being force-fed manure it's because there's always someone who comes back for a second helping. Supply and demand. Until we start acting as smart as we can be, crap like this will flourish.
Aug. 20, 1999, 4:05 p.m. CST
NOOO!!!...Not another one!!!...Now I liked only some of the Police Academy movies but come on! After 7 movies and a short lived tv series I thought they would stop!..Well I know the Commondant is still alive since I saw him on an ep of Sliders last season*He was an old Quinn Mallory!* I just hope to Avalon that this is just a rumor and stays that way!! I didn't like Police Academy 7 where they went to Russia...Didn't like the tv series either.
Aug. 20, 1999, 4:51 p.m. CST
I can think of a lot better actors to turn into "stars" then this guy. I just hope they can "rigg Oscar night" so that kid from the Sixth Sense wins. Damn he was good!
Aug. 20, 1999, 6:34 p.m. CST
Hell, if it features that right wing gun nut actress with the big cans, it might be worth seeing. Geez...am I starved for entertainment.
Aug. 20, 1999, 6:54 p.m. CST
by Sir Heathen
Is that somebody raking around the bottom of the idea barrel again?
Aug. 20, 1999, 6:58 p.m. CST
It's the second coming of film! Let the revolution begin! -Jason
Aug. 20, 1999, 8:22 p.m. CST
Homer: "Why else did I take you to all those Police Academy movies? For laughs? Well, I didn't hear anyone else laughing!" Boy the show's writer's must have it out for this flick.
Aug. 20, 1999, 9:03 p.m. CST
Of all the movie series to resurrect, why in the uncircumcised FUCK did they pick that abortion known as Police Academy?! To quote Dilbert, "Our marketing research indicates that a new customer will be born every minute." If anyone is going to unload a magazine full of bullets in the near future, a theatre showing this movie would be the perfect place. If anyone is in there in the first place, they would only get what's coming to them.
Aug. 21, 1999, 1:56 a.m. CST
Brion James died? When the hell did this happen, and what was the cause? He was an awesome character actor. This to me is sadder than the idea of another Police Academy movie. May he rest in peace.
Aug. 21, 1999, 7:34 a.m. CST
News to me! I'm sure if he is dead then it's news to him, too. Just checked IMDB and it lists no death date for him at all... and lists a new film this year; Arthur's Quest. ISTR hearing a line in a movie once that could be paraphrased "Damn most active corpse I've ever seen."
Aug. 21, 1999, 8:55 a.m. CST
i hope that hysterical guy who makes the 'noises' signs on... however, i'm sure he's probably pretty busy with other projects now. *beep beep*
Aug. 21, 1999, 10:22 a.m. CST
by Verbal kent
I own all those films on video, and really enjoyed Bio Dome, aswell as the sequel to 'Mannequin', imaginativley entitled 'Mannequin 2' Ofcourse the internet is the only time I get to express my feelings because I dont have many friends. Billy Madison is another excellent choice and easily substitutes for social interaction, as I hate most people and wish they would die.
Aug. 21, 1999, 11:23 a.m. CST
Yes, Unfortunitly, It is true. i was one of the first to find out about Brion James death. Nobody covered it, and that, is what is truely sad. Brion Died two Saturdays ago of a heart attack. Not untill only a couple days ago did Cinescape make a blub about it. And to every web site who did'nt cover it, I say "Shame Shame, Dont you know ponytails are out this season!" Ahh..that was a great line that Sly said to Brion in "Tango & Cash." Me, Cereal Killer and another of our buddies (Matt) met him this May at a Chiller Convention. He was not in good shape at all. In fact, we didnt even know who he was at first. We figured "He has AIDS!" he wa hunched over, couldnt stand, and could barley write. However, he did the best he could to make a scarey face when having his picture taken. A trooper till the end! He looked like he was 80 years old. The only ones who covered the story of his passing right away was www.chillertheatre.com and thats when I heard. Brion will be missed...he was 54. REST IN PEACE GOVEN'A! BRION FOREVER!!!!
Aug. 21, 1999, 11:30 a.m. CST
If you want to check out chiller theatre's story of it and a truley sad picture of brion at the end...go here: http://www.chillertheatre.com/brion_james.htm But lets not remember him like this..lets remember him like he was in Blade Runner and Tango & Cash: Young, tall, built, and healthy! WE LOVE YA BRION!
Aug. 21, 1999, 1:02 p.m. CST
It brings tears to my eyes, seeing all the fellow talkbackers finally agreeing 100% on something, it's just beautiful. What also brings to my eyes is seeing just how much shittier movies get every year. The fact that the girl said "no" also brings tears to my eyes.
Aug. 21, 1999, 4:54 p.m. CST
For the love of God, and all that is holy and good, PLEASE, I don't want to see this happen! (Besides, can anyone take seriously anything that is going to say the notorious words 'Starring Steve Guttenberg'?) He wishes. He's that desperate. We're not.
Aug. 21, 1999, 9:32 p.m. CST
I think you all protest too much surely there is a place in film for the deep social commentary of Bobcat Goldwhatt and Bubba Smith.... Obviously someone thinks there may be a buck to be made out of this film and you never know...it COULD be funny....ok amusing maybe....kinda lame....alright we all know it will probably smell real bad but I dont see anyone making watching it compulsory viewing so let them go on with the modern version of the Carry On movies in peace and lets hope they make a decent one.
Aug. 21, 1999, 9:57 p.m. CST
Well..........nah i'm agreeing with everybody who has posted on this topic. Bad idea. I still have nightmares of the Fifth installment of the series. When they all went down to Miami Beach(shiver). Horrible stuff. That movie right there gets my vote for worst film of all time.
Aug. 24, 1999, 8:37 a.m. CST
new rocky and police academy movies, members of new kids on the block and menudo resurfacing, wrestling and metal making a comeback, vanilla ice has a new album. my friends, the end is near.
Aug. 24, 1999, 1:46 p.m. CST
It only stands to reason, with the danw of the millenium that we would see Iron Maiden, Motley Crue Dio, Ratt, Cinderella and more than a dozen other rock bands to jump back into the music scene for a "2000" reunion concert....doesnt the same thing hold true for long dead movie sequels? naked gun 4, rocky 6 and Police Academy 2000 are only the beginning...texas chainsaw massacre 2000 and Phantasm 2000 are coming....why SHOULDNT they try to breath new life into this movie? Godzilla 2000 Millenium is coming....so WHY NOT?
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