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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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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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An undercover cop in a class by himself. See more »

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21 December 1990 (USA)  »

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Un detective en el kinder  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$91,457,688

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$201,957,688
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Sarah Rose Karr (Emma) was Ivan Reitman's favorite kindergartner. "She marched to her own drummer. If she wants to stand, let her stand. If she wants to sit, let her sit." See more »

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

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Joyce: Cullen.
Cullen Crisp: [holding Dominic hostage] Rachael. Good, just what I need.
Joyce: Please, Cullen, let him go.
Cullen Crisp: How the hell you get out of here?
Joyce: Stop. You're scaring him!
Cullen Crisp: He's scared? Of course he's scared. You told him all these lies about me, my son doesn't even know me because of you.
Joyce: Please, please, don't do this.
Cullen Crisp: I'm his father. You stole him from me.
Joyce: Please, let him go.
[reaches for Dominic]
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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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Decent comedy
15 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Arnie plays a bad ass cop who disguises himself as a kindergarten teacher in order to track down the ex-wife of a drug sleazeball to finally lock him up.

Arnie in a comedy. Well, it worked in Twins so why not do it again? Actually this time around he fares very well, balancing quite nicely his tough guy side (which we all love) and also his comedic side. His interaction with the children are hilarious and somewhat touching at times. Supporting cast do a nice job, particularly Reed as Arnie's partner and Hunt as his kindergarten supervisor.

Many critics found the level of violence to be a little excessive considering it's listed as mainly a comedy, but I don't agree. Sure, there's some violence near the end, but it's relatively toned down. I'd say this is good family fun.


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