Police Academy 16 is about to begin filming with the plot based on the recent arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates. Bankers refused to finance the film with such an outlandish plot until they glanced at the recent headlines.
Only in a Police Academy film could a police officer enter a home and arrest the owner for breaking and entering after viewing the owner's identity, photograph and driver's license. "You're under arrest." Works for Police Academy 16.
The home owner was not a clown from the Police Academy faculty, but a distinguished Harvard Professor who's role will be portrayed by singer Usher. Robert Redford will portray President Obama. Well, he portrayed an Englishman in Out Of Africa, why not a Kenyan-American in Police Academy 16? Maybe Forest Whitaker and Redford could share the role? Actor Steve Zahn could walk away with the role of the police sergeant and use the Twinkie defense. After all, it is Police Academy 16.
Usually in Hollywood films, police come to the house in the dead of night wearing ankle length black leather overcoats and brandishing guns. They also speak in a foreign tongue.
The Cambridge arrest happened at high-noon on a sunny day and the house was a happy looking yellow clapboard with sparkling white trim. No sirens heard, but the makings of a great Police Academy plot.
When President Obama, (Robert Redford/Forest Whitaker) described the police as "acting stupidly" the President was way too generous. Many question whether this was indeed acting or just plain stupid. Saying, "You are under arrest," after viewing the owner's driver's license with photo is stupid. No acting involved. No drama class needed. The guy is a natural. He gets a pass. Skip to graduation.
The debate about whether the arrest was right or wrong is just as silly as the debate about President Obama's citizenship. Guys, he won the election. He has Air Force One. That means the White House and the Marine Corps Band. Give it up. You are being stupid.
Although, it could pass as a great sub-plot for Police Academy 16.