A Police Academy Sequel
Laura Lee - October 9, 2018

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

When Police Academy  was first released in 1984,  people were pretty much obsessed within no time.  It was an instant hit. The hilarious cop comedy became a franchise with more films following the original one.

The movie, starring Kim Cattral, Steve Guttenberg, Michael Winslow, and G.W Bailey came out during a highly competitive time in Hollywood, with other iconic movies such as Sixteen Candles and Ghostbusters also coming out around the same time.  Despite this, the movie made close to $150 million.

And although it’s already had an impressive six sequels, as it turns out, it seems as though fans are still willing to go for another round at the academy.  Rumors of a relaunch began in 2010, when the producer of the original movies, Paul Maslansky announced that it was a possibility.

Eight years however have gone by, and we’ve still seen no progression. But recently, Steve Guttenberg himself tweeted a photo of himself in front of a telephone booth asking fans to take a guess as to where he was.  One super hopeful fan asked if he was starring in the new Police Academy movie.

Although he replied that at the moment he’s not, he did in fact reveal to our great surprise that their will be a next Police Academy, we’re just not sure when.  As long as it happens, we’re overjoyed.