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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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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 »

Goofs

"John Kimble" is an odd name for an Austrian immigrant, which the character is and discusses at length. Kimble is a Scots or Welsh name, a variant of Campbell. It can be assumed that the name was Americanized upon immigration. See more »

Quotes

Phoebe: [advising Kimble on how to be a teacher] Look, you've got to treat this like any other police situation. You walk into it showing fear, you're dead. And those kids know you're scared.
Detective John Kimble: [looks at her a moment then nods] No fear.
Phoebe: No fear.
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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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Great Film! All around fun!
28 August 2002 | by (Escondido, California, USA) – See all my reviews

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ivan Reitman make a great team! This is such a great film, and it has everything in it, action, suspense, comedy, romance...everything! At first glance this film looks like a movie made for kids, but I assure you, it is not. This film was made for adults.

The comedy in this film is spectacular! I've seen this film many times, and every time I see it a can't help but crack up at certain scenes. The comedy is just great!

Surprisingly there is a fair amount of action in the film as well, and those scenes are done very well. Like I said, at first glance you would think this is a movie made for kids, but there are definitely some adult themes in this film. This film is rated PG-13 for a reason.

The cast in this film is very good. Arnold Schwarzenegger pulls off another great performance! Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt, Richard Tyson, Joseph Cousins, Christian Cousins, and all the children in the film do great jobs with their roles. I would imagine that a film like this would be a nightmare to direct, with all those little kids running around. So, I've got to give some extra props to Ivan Reitman for a job well done.

I would definitely recommend this film to anyone and everyone. I didn't think there was anything to dislike about the film. So, when you do see the film, I truly hope you enjoy it. Thanks for reading,

-Chris


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