Monday, March 23, 2009

Memories of The Blue Oyster Bar...



A quarter century ago, a wave of reckoning flowed through this great land, ushering in an era of unabashed - nah, just kidding. Twenty-five years ago today, Police Academy was released.

And in the tradition of my Die Hard running diary, let's take a look at the 1984 classic that propelled Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith and Marion Ramsey to super-stardom.

0:01: Oh, sweet memories. The tree-shaped Ladd Company logo that began each glorious installment of the franchise, followed by the familiar Robert Folk score - which somehow went unrewarded at Oscar time.

0:02: The late David Graf makes ...

Ok, I'm not really going to do this. But this first movie - and the third one, to a slightly lesser extent - are actually damn funny. Bring on part 8.

(Really, you don't know how close I came to writing 5,000 words on this series. Maybe for next year's 25th anniversary of part 2).

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