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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.

  • Aug. 20, 1999, 1:46 a.m. CST


    by DarthRavage

    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


    by DarthRavage

    I am actually not first. Whoopie.

  • Aug. 20, 1999, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Maybe they can double feature it with Naked Gun 4.

    by Brendan3

    This is fucking pathetic.

  • Aug. 20, 1999, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Kill me

    by Todd

    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


    by Fairlane

    I dont think so!!. But what ever happend to Steve Gutenberg- i love that fella

  • Aug. 20, 1999, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Nobody gives a rat's ass about this shit anymore!

    by philamental

    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!

  • 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

    Lord, please forgive these Hollywood idiots. . .

    by MadBoy

    . . . 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

    Police Academy 2000

    by mikey boy

    Steve's got a project? Is this the work of the Stonecutters?...

  • Aug. 20, 1999, 7:27 a.m. CST

    one of the seven signs of the apocolypse

    by spike lee

    Will Leo DiCaprio play a young Steve Guttenburg?

  • Aug. 20, 1999, 8:07 a.m. CST

    I can't wait for the boxed set!

    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

    Wha Wha What?!

    by Saluki

    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

    everybody...please wake up....

    by angel

    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

    Police Academy: Homer Simpson said it best...

    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

    guest shortage?

    by Powerslave

    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

    The end of movies

    by VarietyWriter

    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

    To quote Homer Simpson:

    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

    All right! More Police Academy!

    by valhalla

    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

    Downfall of Scoiety

    by Pebblemonger

    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


    by DiernaSoul

    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

    What the hell were the Stone Cutters thinking!?!

    by Choda

    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

    Y'know...this might not be that bad...

    by BNL

    Hell, if it features that right wing gun nut actress with the big cans, it might be worth seeing. I starved for entertainment.

  • Aug. 20, 1999, 6:54 p.m. CST

    *hollow rattle*

    by Sir Heathen

    Is that somebody raking around the bottom of the idea barrel again?

  • Aug. 20, 1999, 6:58 p.m. CST


    by Jason_Ward1979

    It's the second coming of film! Let the revolution begin! -Jason

  • Aug. 20, 1999, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Another great Simpsons/Police Academy line

    by Cineman

    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

    Run away! Run away!

    by stewdog

    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

    by DarthRavage

    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

    Brion James Dead?

    by Thumper

    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

    *beep* whirrrrrrlll *click click*

    by appaz

    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

    On the bright side it could be a porno with the bird with big t

    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

    REST IN PEACE GOVEN'A !!!!!!!!!!!

    by CLINTSeye

    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 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

    "Who, who's the Goven'a?"

    by CLINTSeye

    If you want to check out chiller theatre's story of it and a truley sad picture of brion at the end...go here: 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...

    by ricky

    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

    4 was the last good one; let 'em R.I.P.!

    by wemdog1

    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

    Deep Social Commentary

    by alpha

    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 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

    Police Academy Vs Rocky 6:The Phantom Franchises.

    by kingbun

    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

    and i looked as the lamb opened the seventh seal...

    by michelle21

    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

    next year expect a whole slew of rotten sequels to come pouring

    by mckracken

    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 WHY NOT?

  • Aug. 26, 2006, 2:18 p.m. CST

    You found that out the hard way. Get it? Hard way?

    by Wolfpack