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Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 21 December 1990 (USA)
A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.

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Joyce
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Joseph Cousins ...
Dominic
Christian Cousins ...
Dominic
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Sylvester's Mother
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Samantha's Mother
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Zach's Mother
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Tom Kurlander ...
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Cindy
Betty Lou Henson ...
Keisha's Mother
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Storyline

John Kimble is a tough city cop who's been on the trail of drug dealer Cullen Crisp for years. He finally tracks Crisp down but it seems the only person that can testify against him is his ex-wife. The problem is she's disappeared and all Kimble knows is the name of the school in Oregon where her son attends. When things don't quite go to plan, Kimble finds he has to go undercover on his toughest assignment yet - Kindergarten teacher! Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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He's the toughest undercover cop in LA. If you're bad he'll know it. If you're hiding something he'll find out. If you cheat he can tell. Now... See more »

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Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un detective en el kinder  »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$91,457,688 (USA)
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Trivia

The poem that Kimble reads to the children before nap time is "Spring Morning" from A.A. Milne's book "When We Were Very Young", with illustrations by Ernest Shepard. See more »

Goofs

On the first day at school, when Kimble asks for help with the bathroom issue, a little boy sits down to start on the lunch boxes when the little girl is in the hall holding herself. In the next shot, the boy is gone. See more »

Quotes

Miss Schlowski: Your teacher, Miss O'Hara, had to go somewhere.
Dominic: Where'd she go?
Miss Schlowski: That doesn't matter.
Lowell: Did she die?
Miss Schlowski: No, Lowell, she went to see someone.
Lowell: Did they die?
Miss Schlowski: *No*, Lowell.
Lowell: Everyone dies, you know.
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Referenced in The Hotwives of Las Vegas: Labor of Love (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

La Manito
Music by Kinito Méndez
Performed by Alfonso 'Pochy' Vasquez y su Cocoband (as Pochi y su Cocoband)
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This movie is fun!
7 June 2005 | by (Vanuatu) – See all my reviews

To the person who posted before me, I'd like to tell you to get a grip! Those big words don't mean anything to everyday people, they want the truth, not some quaffed up proposals from someone who takes things way too seriously. I suppose you're entitled to your opinion, but don't give up your day job to be a critic! Here's the lowdown: this movie is just that, a movie. It has a lot of funny characters, and it's really funny in some scenes. It's fantasy, and it gives the viewer a chance to escape. Arnold might never have gotten an Oscar for this, but this is not that kind of movie to begin with! It's about a cop who tries to find a Criminals ex wife as a witness and ends up being a Kindergarten teacher, who brings a lot of goodness to the community whilst saving the damsel in distress. It's fun to watch, and goes well with anyone who's building an Arnie collection. rent it, buy it, you'll enjoy it.


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