Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)

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The Russians seek help in dealing with the Mafia from the veterans of the Police Academy. They head off to Moscow, in order to find evidence against Konstantin Konali, who marketed a computer game that everyone in the world is playing.

"Authorities Academy: Mission to Moscow" is the seventh and last installation of the comic spoof 'Police Academy' film series. This 1994 funny was directed by Alan Metter and features an ensemble cast including Michael Winslow, David Graf, Leslie Easterbrook, G.W. Bailey, and lots of other returning series regulars, with well-known comic Ron Perlman playing the main villain.

Plot Summary
The Russian federal government, specifically Moscow Police Captain Alexander Nikolaevich Rakov, requests support from the U.S. to assist examine the Russian Mafia, which is using a computer game service (The Game) as a front for their real criminal activities. Commandant Eric Lassard (George Gaynes) decides to answer the plea, so he selects numerous of his bumbling American officers to go on a 'objective to Moscow'.

His chosen group consists of Sgt. Callahan (Leslie Easterbrook), Sgt. Jones (Michael Winslow), Capt. Harris (G.W. Bailey), and few of his other best officers; all of them show their incompetence in numerous funny scenes throughout the movie. The team ultimately comes head to head with the ominous Russian mob boss, Konstantin Konali (Ron Perlman), who is using 'The Game' to steal secret info from users.

Emphasizes and Comic Events
The team's comedic efforts to fix the case form the main plotline of the movie. Numerous humorous events occur, consisting of Jones's frequent impersonations of sounds and voices, Capt. Harris's numerous bumbling misadventures, and the group's basic failure to blend in with the locals. The film further makes use of the culture clash in between the Americans and Russians for comedy, as the officers attempt to adapt to the unknown surroundings. The entire film is a satire of police operations and international relations.

Resolution and Final Act
In spite of their preliminary oversights, the American police group, with the help of Russian officer Katrina, begins uncovering Konali's criminal activities. The climax of the movie includes a large operation at the mafia headquarters where, after a series of comedic occasions, the group manages to catch Konali and his gang, saving the day and ending their 'objective to Moscow'.

"Police Academy: Mission to Moscow" was the last movie in the series and rollovers a number of the gags from the previous installments. While some viewers appreciated the slapstick humor and the differing degree of comic absurdity, the film was generally improperly received by critics, citing it as a frustrating end to the much-loved franchise. In spite of this, the movie's light-hearted and farcical representation of the U.S. police officers in Russia brings laughter and maintains the series' trademark silliness.

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