JeffSteele

3rd Jul 2020

Police Academy (1984)

Question: A few cadets had a fight in the cafeteria. Wouldn't they be expelled from the academy?

JeffSteele

Answer: In the universe of the film, the rule seems to be that if a cadet initiates a fight, he or she will be expelled, while anyone else involved would not be (since they were merely defending themselves). That's why Blankes specifically goads Mahoney by saying "Go on, you throw the first punch," and when they are later brought before Harris, he simply asks, "Who threw the first punch? That's all I want to know."

Chosen answer: Not necessarily. They would likely face some sort of disciplinary review, and, if found responsible, receive sanctions ranging from a warning, probation, retraining, dismissal, and so on.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Harris finally got the chance to kick Mahoney out, so he didn't care about the others.

lartaker1975

10th Jun 2020

Sudden Impact (1983)

Answer: Probably, but action/police movies often are unrealistic about depicting laws and police procedures.

raywest Premium member

4th Jun 2020

Sudden Impact (1983)

5th Jun 2017

Carrie (1976)

4th Nov 2015

Stripes (1981)

Factual error: During basic training, civilian clothes are locked up in a storage room; therefore, none of the troops would have access to them.

JeffSteele

4th Nov 2015

Stripes (1981)

Factual error: Basic training platoons are assigned two or three drill sergeants. An injury to one drill instructor does not mean the platoon would finish training on its own.

JeffSteele

28th Aug 2014

National Security (2003)

Factual error: When Hank is let out of solitary confinement, he punches the guard. A prisoner would never have the chance to attack guards while in solitary confinement because he/she is cuffed while still in the cell. Also, there are always at least two guards for escort, not one.

JeffSteele

10th Jun 2014

Cobra (1986)

Revealing mistake: As the bad guys' Ford pickup flips end over end, the device making it flip is briefly visible. Also, the "bad guys" still in the truck turn out to be dummies.

JeffSteele

25th Oct 2013

License to Drive (1988)

Revealing mistake: The "unconscious" driver can be seen turning his head toward Les at least twice as Les tries to get in the car through the window. But, obviously, he's making sure he's keeping the car in the right place.

JeffSteele

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