Every dog--like Mike, Benji, Spuds, Lassie and Rinnie--supposedly has its day. But Brando, the loyal German Shepherd in "Police Academy 4," may beg to differ.
It was bad enough that four of Brando's five scenes ended up on the cutting-room floor. Worse, Brando--who plays Clarence (sidekick of co-star Bubba Smith)--went unmentioned in the film's credits!
A Warner Bros. rep pointed out that Brando's on screen for only a minute, but conceded that he had an important role by attacking a nasty cop. And he was funny enough to earn mention in the Hollywood Reporter's review describing "whacko" cast members.
"They (the producers) seem to be stingy as far as credits are concerned," said Rick Parker, owner of Canadian Wrangler in Toronto, which supplied Brando as well as the pigeons used in the film. Parker said that both Brando and his own stunt work also went uncredited in "Police Academy 3"--"Some people just give them (credits) to me. With others, you have to open your yap."