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Richie
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And no I am not referring to the 20,000 sequels that it has incurred, just the original. The premise was hilarious in itself, recruiting people off the street to help fight crime. I have to say that most of my laughs from this one came from Tackleberry and I think his name was Fakler (the nerdy guy with glasses who had the controlling wife.
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Devolution here,

I believe that guy's name was Sweetchuck. Great movie. I love 1,2,4 end of list. I only own the original though. For good reason.

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Actually Devo richie is right it was Fackler that had the annoying wife played by Debra Lee Scott. Sweetchuck was played by Tim Kazurinsky, he owned the lamp store in the second one and then was in Back in Training and Citizens on Patrol.

I posted a topic on this that this movie is being remade by someone for 2006.

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Fackler was for me the least interesting of the original people to grace the Academy's halls. He has his moments, but his colleagues overshadow him, and that's probably why he was slowly phased out as the series progressed, although I believe he did come back for City Under Siege (a lot of people took gaps between films to return later; indeed the thug our heroes take out at the climax of this one makes a brief reappearance in Back in Training).

Harris was always a better thorn in our heroes sides than Mauser would be over the next 2 films. Unlike Mauser, he genuinely hates them and isn't above pulling outright dirty tricks to slow them down. I don't know why he took 2 & 3 off, but at least he was back for the rest of the series (and got saddled with Procter, who was a great comedic foil).

Looking back at number 1, while it's not a complete laughfest as its successors were, it is interesting to see the characters as they were original intended by Neal Israel and Pat Proft. They have insecurities and doubts, and Lassard isn't yet completely brain-dead. It lays a strong groundwork for the series (8th worst decision in film history they say? I think not). Speaking of Tackleberry, he was always a favorite. It's a shame he won't be coming back this time. Jones comes in a close second; you have to admit he hasn't got any predecessors on film, and he remains original to this day. Long may the academy raise its banners high.

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Devolution here,

No, I watched it and you were correct. I hope they don't come out with another one. My favorite line is with the glue, and the megaphone.

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