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Kindergarten Cop (1990)

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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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21 December 1990 (USA)  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$91,457,688 (USA)
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Dominic has "Ghostbusters" sheets. Ghostbusters (1984) was also directed by Ivan Reitman. See more »

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During evacuations and evacuation drills, teachers take their gradebooks/class lists so attendance can be taken. This is standard procedure, but the teachers in the movie were coming out empty-handed. See more »

Quotes

Phoebe: Well, what are you going to do? Handcuff her to the bumper of your car and take her for a ride?
Detective John Kimble: Let's just say I'm not going to offer to cook her dinner.
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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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