Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach

Synopsis: The old Commandant Lassard, leader of the Police Academy (1984), goes to Florida to receive an award. In the city arrives also the cynic Captain Harris who wants to take Lassard's job. Harris wants to place himself in a favourable light in front of the high military hierarchy but, at the airport, Lassard exchanges his bag with another one...
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Alan Myerson
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

There's somebody down there.

Is he gone yet? Is he gone?

-Sir, he's gone. | -Okay, let's go.

Anybody home?


Close the door.

-You know what to look for, right? | -Yeah. No. A light switch?

Please try not to be such an idiot.

-I'm okay. | -Nobody asked.

-He's not here. | -Who?

-Commissioner Hurst. | -Of course he's not here.

It's 3:
00 in the morning. That's the point.

Maybe we should have called first.

If I'd wanted the Commissioner | to watch me while I looked at his files...

I could have come in during the day | and made an appointment.

Wait a minute. You mean | we're breaking and entering illegally?

-We are breaking the Law? | -No.

We are not breaking the Law.

We are merely stretching it a little.

It's okay to break the law | if you have a good reason...

-like a note from your doctor or mom. | -We are not breaking the Law.

We are stretching it.

Do you get it?

-Not really, sir. | -I got a note in my pocket, okay?

Okay. Why didn't you just say that?

Commissioner Hurst....

"Comdt. Eric Lassard."

Well, there he is.

For years you've kept me | from my rightful place...

as Commandant of the Police Academy.

You always manage to come out on top | somehow, don't you?

I know that there is | something in this file...

that is going to help me | get the upper hand for a change.

Who's in there?

Commissioner Hurst?

Yes. Who's out there?

Bob the janitor, sir.

I understand, sir. | And I didn't see you here tonight.

-I really appreciate that, Bob. | -Yeah. Thanks a lot, Bob.

-Proctor. | -Yes, sir?

This is it! According to these records, | Comdt. Eric Lassard...

reached the state's | mandatory retirement age Last year!

-Don't you see what this means? | -No!

This means that Comdt. Lassard...

should have retired | from the Police Academy a year ago.

Somehow, this information | just slipped through.

I find it my duty | as a conscientious police officer...

to see to it | that this file reaches the Personnel Office.

Are we going to have to | break in there, too, sir?

Officer Katherine Page.

Thank you, sir.

Officer Carla Grant.

Thank you.

Officer Bill Baker.

Thank you, sir.

Officer Bambi Brandon.

-Thank you, sir. | -Thank you.

Officer Kevin Wilson.

And last, but certainly not least, | not in any way...

Officer Thomas Conklin.

Also known as House.


I'll miss you, Class of '88.


I've seen a lot of graduating classes.

And let me say that | this is one of the very best of them.

Clearly, Comdt. Lassard | has outdone himself this time.

It's my privilege to announce | that Comdt. Eric Lassard...

will be honored | as Police Officer of the Decade...

at this year's | National Police Chiefs Convention...

to be held in Miami Beach.

This Academy owes a great debt...

to the vision of Comdt. Lassard...

which makes what I have to say next | even more difficult.

It is with great sadness and regret...

that I must announce | Eric Lassard's retirement...

as Commandant of this police academy.

Comdt. Lassard has reached | this state's mandatory retirement age.

A gualified successor will, | of course, be chosen.

But the new commandant | will have no easy task filling these shoes.

-What are we going to do? | -Kick some butt.

-It's just not right. | -This is so unfair.

-I've never seen him like this. | -He was always so strong.

-The Academy was his strength. | -Now he's lost it.

It's just not right.

-Why don't we just shoot somebody? | -Commandant.

-No. He ain't worth it. | -Congratulations on your retirement!

I'm sorry, I mean on your award | in Miami Beach.

Concerning your retirement, sir...

I want you to know how much I've enjoyed | working with you all these years...

and how much I hope you enjoy...

your long overdue rest.

Well, I guess I'll run along | and read my book.

Keep in touch, everyone.

They just keep staring at each other. | We've got to do something.

I know how you feel, sir. | I was ready to toss in the towel, too.

Then I met a man who changed my life. | That man was you, sir.

He said, "Take what you have, | however little...

"and do your best with it."

"Never quit. Never lose hope." | That's the lassard I knew.

And where is that lassard now?

Right here.

By God, you're right.

I was feeling sorry for myself. No more.

I'm still being honored...

at the National Police Chiefs Convention | in Miami Beach.

-Affirmative, sir! | -Go there with my head held high.

-Yes, sir! | -It will be my finest hour!

-Duck! | -Get down!

That's the spirit, sir.

Good shot.

It would make my crowning moment | only greater...

if my loyal graduates could be there | to share it with me.

Miami Beach? All that surf, sun, and fun?

Then you can meet Nick, my nephew. | He's a policeman in Miami Beach.

We'll do it, sir. But only for you.

You have all given me new hope.

-Way to go, sir. | -We're so proud of you.

If I cannot stay, then I'll go out in style.

Miami Beach, get ready.

Get ready for Eric Lassard!

The fish!

It's good to have you back, sir.

And I can assure you, this Academy...

under my administration, will no longer | be a source of any embarrassment to you.

-Yes, so you keep telling me. | -Sir.

Clean office. | My office hasn't been cleaned in a week.

-Janitor quit on me. | -Excuse me, sir.

Commissioner, I would like you to look at | this plan that I have formulated.

-It completely restructures-- | -I don't mean to bother you, sir!

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Neal Israel

Neal Israel is an American actor, screenwriter, film and television producer and director best known for his comedic work in the 1980s for films such as Police Academy, Real Genius, and Bachelor Party. more…

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