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"Hightower" Dies

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Film Ireland has learned of the sad passing of Bubba Smith the 6ft 7 inch former American Football player who played Moses Hightower in the long-running franchise Police Academy.

Bubba Smith spent 9 seasons in the NFL before moving onto a career in acting, he also appeared in Married with Children and the super police chopper TV series Blue Thunder.

Police Academy may be a textbook example of the law of diminishing returns when applied to movie sequels. Its witty, adult humoured debut still stands up well against its dire sequels, but it was a fondly remembered part of growing up in the late 80′s early 90′s. I recall renting out a VCR machine with cousins and watching Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol in the late 80′s and I also went to Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach and Police Academy 6: City Under Siege in the old Gaiety Cinema in Sligo.

Although Moses Hightower couldn’t compete with Larvell Jones(Michael Winslow) and his ability to mimic loudspeakers, sirens and guns in the affections of a pre teen/young teenager, delightlfully he always seemed to pick his moment to pop up quietly behind an incompetant criminal before rendering them unconscious.

So as a tribute to Bubba Smith what are your favourite Moses Hightower and/or Police Academy moments?

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See that on one girls status last night, heart skipped a beat thought she was talking about Steve Harvey.

RIP all the same

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RIP

i really liked them police academy films

classics

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was he in anything else big apart from Police Academy.....or was he involved with small screen roles mostly?

RIP tho

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Damn, I loved thoses films as a youth. RIP Hightower.

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Mahoney was that guy.

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Police Acadamy 8 coming out in 2012

with no Hightower....bet they will get a similar character tho

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rip

police academy was part of my childhood

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Police Academy may be a textbook example of the law of diminishing returns when applied to movie sequels. Its witty, adult humoured debut still stands up well against its dire sequels

this is bullshit. pa2 was wildly superior to pa1. they descended into unwatchability after that but pa2 was the zenith

RIP though

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rip

police academy was part of my childhood

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sh*t, seems like every1 is hitting the dirt quickly, f*ck

RIP
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when i was a yout i didnt even understand them police academy movies, i only watched them cos hightower was some super strong guy and larvell jones sound effects.

RIP

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I remeber watching number 5 with Playscheme lol

The woman with the fat tits > _______

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rip

police academy was part of my childhood

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rip

police academy was part of my childhood

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