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Moving Violations (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 19 April 1985 (USA)
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The goofy students of a remedial drivers education class find themselves butting heads with their abusive police instructors.

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Neal Israel

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Neal Israel (screenplay), Pat Proft (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Murray John Murray ... Dana Cannon
Jennifer Tilly ... Amy Hopkins
James Keach ... Deputy Halik
Brian Backer ... Scott Greeber
Ned Eisenberg ... Wink Barnes
Clara Peller ... Emma Jean
Wendie Jo Sperber ... Joan Pudillo
Nedra Volz ... Mrs. Loretta Houk
Fred Willard ... Terrence 'Doc' Williams
Lisa Hart Carroll ... Deputy Virginia Morris
Nadine Van der Velde ... Stephanie McCarty
Ben Mittleman Ben Mittleman ... Spencer Popadophalos
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Raoul Bienveneda
Willard E. Pugh ... Jeff Roth (as Willard Pugh)
Sally Kellerman ... Judge Nedra Henderson
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Storyline

A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean. Mistreated by inept and cruel police instructors, a smart-alecky teen leads the group in revenge against their tormentors. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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From the creators of "Police Academy". See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moving Violations See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,469,488, 21 April 1985

Gross USA:

$10,627,754

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,627,754
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture's main movie poster featured a joke number plate with the film's title on it set next to APR 85 (when the film debuted in the U.S.), a set of traffic lights and various traffic signs which included WRONG WAY; DO NOT ENTER; No Left Turn; Detour; MEN WORKING; SPEED LIMIT 50; DIP; Two-Way Traffic Ahead; Winding Road; School Crossing; ONE WAY; Steep Descent Ahead, Trucks Gear Down; Railroad Crossing; Left Turn Only; and STOP. See more »

Goofs

After Mrs. Houk gets out of the car, after narrowly missing getting hit by the train, her glasses change from the vintage batwing/cat-eye style to more modern ones (Nedra Volz's actual personal eyeglasses). This is attributed to the fact that the overnight filming of the train scenes expanded further than just one night and the continuity was missed. See more »

Quotes

Scott Greeber: I hit a casket with a puppet stage. What am I doing here?
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Connections

References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got You (I Feel Good)
Performed by Arnold McCullen
Written by James Brown
Produced by Bruce Roberts and Miles Goodman
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One of the most underrated comedies of all time
13 April 2000 | by teenwolf97See all my reviews

I'll go on paper or on-line and say that Moving Violations is one of the most underrated comedies of all time. I don't think it is shown enough for one thing. I can name about 14 friends I have shown this to who have never heard of it, but were needing stitches from laughing afterwards.The movie focuses on a bunch of misfits who have to go to traffic school to get their licenses back. The leader of the group is Dana Cannon played by John Murray (Bill's brother) who displayed a fine comedic talent in his first film. His deadpan deliveries such as Woopsie,You kids have fun, Hey its not an ashtray,and when the tough get going the tough get going in their pants. Cannon and his friends give Halek, the teacher, hell throughout the course. Halek holds a personal grudge to Cannon because he's responsible for screwing up his promotion as a cop. There's even some love interest in the film. The puppeteer, the dieter, the horror movie-maniac, the "doc", the blind old lady all fill their parts very well. This movie has been criticized for being too much like Police Academy,but trust me its as funny. The one-liners are memorable and the gags are plenty. It took me forever to find this film to purchase, hopefully it won't take you as long to rent.


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