HOLLYWOOD – Continuing our popular series, Desert Island Police Academy in which we ask celebrities which Police Academy they’d take to a Desert Island.
This week, Into the Woods and Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick chooses her Desert Island Police Academy.
So Anna Kendrick what’s it going to be?
I know this is controversial but I am going with the final film in the franchise, Police Academy: Mission to Moscow.
I know, I know. It’s not the one you were expecting right, but for me it is the most interesting.
Why on God’s green earth…?
Well, I tihnk that they had fully realized the characters. They were able to build on the characters from the first films and Michael Winslow is particularly good. Without Guttenberg, many will feel his absence, but at this stage Guttenberg was almost too big. A mammoth comic talent that no film cvould contain, which is probably why he selflessly chose to appear in less and less work from thgis point on. Also we have Ron Perlman as the Russian heavy and Christopher Lee as the head of the Russian police. You have to remember also the political significance. Filmed in 1993, this was the first American comedy to be filmed in the former Soviet Union and went some way to dissolving tensions between the two former superpowers and adversaries. It was also a huge commercial hit, making almost $127,000.
Wow, that’s not much.
Isn’t it? Well, who cares? You can’t put a price on comedy genius and Police Academy Mission to Moscow is just that.