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Owning a pet ferret, like Kimble does, is illegal in California - a ban which former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger supported.
The section where Phoebe pretends to be Austrian by spouting random phrases in German (the language spoken in Austria) was unchanged when the film was dubbed into German. This caused confusion in Germany.
Arnold Schwarzenegger had a few conditions before accepting the role of John Kimble; he wanted Ivan Reitman to direct the film, he wanted a physical fitness theme, and he and Reitman wanted broken homes, child abuse and family life written into the script.
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.
The movie was filmed in Astoria, Oregon.
The poem that Kimble reads to the children before naptime is "Spring Morning" from A.A. Milne's book "When We Were Very Young", with illustrations by E.H. Shepard.
Arnold Schwarzenegger worked with Pamela Reed again in the movie Junior (1994). Reed portrayed a pregnant woman with a big appetite, quite similar to her character in this movie. He also worked with Danny DeVito in Junior (1994), a candidate for the role of John Kimble, but was not given the part due to his height.
Kimble swears in German as he carries his colleague into the house. ("Das macht mich stinksauer! Jetzt bin ich sauer!", which means "That makes me pissed as hell! Now I am pissed!").
The character of Emma (Sarah Rose Karr) is named after director Ivan Reitman's own daughter, Emma.
Ivan Reitman's son Jason Reitman has a cameo as the boy making out with the girl that Arnold interrupts during the real fire drill.
The script for Kindergarten Cop (1990) appealed to Arnold Schwarzenegger after he became a father in 1989.
Kindergarten Cop (1990) was postponed until Christmas, 1990 because Ivan Reitman was still working on Ghostbusters II (1989) for Christmas, 1989.
Odette Annable's film debut; she was five years old.
Miko Hughes' character name, Joseph Cousins, is the real name of one of the boys who plays young Dominic (he was played by twins Joseph Cousins and Christian Cousins).
Dominic has "Ghostbusters" sheets. Ghostbusters (1984) was also directed by Ivan Reitman.

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