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A tough cop is given his most difficult assignment ever: to masquerade as a kindergarten teacher in order to find a drug dealer.

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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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Go ahead, you tell him you didn't do your homework. See more »


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21 December 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un detective en el kinder  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$91,457,688 (USA)
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Trivia

Bill Murray and Patrick Swayze were originally offered the role of John Kimble. Danny DeVito was also considered, but was not given the part due to his height. See more »

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The rear-view mirror of the Chrysler has been removed. See more »

Quotes

Zach's Father: You must be the new teacher.
[Puts out his hand to shake Kimble's hand, but Kimble pushes the guy against his car]
Detective John Kimble: You hit a kid, I hit you.
Zach's Father: You bastard.
[Kimble blocks his punch and Kimble punches the guy in the stomach, then grabs him by the shirt and about to punch the guy in the face, but looks back to the kids and the principle]
Detective John Kimble: [Lets go of the guy] You're not worth it. I'm pressing charges against you.
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La Manito
Music by Kinito Méndez
Performed by Alfonso 'Pochy' Vasquez y su Cocoband (as Pochi y su Cocoband)
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enjoyable
29 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

John Kimble (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his partner Phoebe O'Hara (Pamela Reed) are in pursuit of notorious drug dealer Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson) and his scabrous mother Eleanor (Carroll Baker). John learns Cullen is searching for his ex-wife and his little boy, and Kimble plans to nail them when they find the former wife, who is believed to have $3 million of Cullen's drug profits. John and Phoebe follow the trail to Astoria, Oregon, where they believe Cullen's son is attending kindergarten. Although the child and his mother have changed names, John hopes they can pick up some clues. By coincidence, Phoebe used to be a schoolteacher and the school board permits her teach the kindergarten class, but Phoebe gets food poisoning and John is forced to teach the 6 year olds himself. Along with lighthearted gags with the kids and the pursuit of the drug dealers, John has time for a little romance when he falls in love with one of the teachers (Penelope Ann Miller), who ends up surprising him with more than love. Kindergarten Cop is one of my favorite Arnold films, I also love the fact they get Richard Tyson the bad guy.


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