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The movie was filmed in Astoria, Oregon.
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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.
Owning a pet ferret, like Kimble does, is illegal in California - a ban which former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger supported, fortunately this film is set (and filmed partially) in Astoria Oregon where it is perfectly legal.
During an off day from filming, Arnold Schwarzenegger flew to Los Angeles to film the teaser trailer for Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
Arnold Schwarzenegger worked with Pamela Reed again in the movie Junior (1994) which was also directed by Ivan Reitman . 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.
Bill Murray and Patrick Swayze were originally offered the role of John Kimble.
The script for Kindergarten Cop appealed to Arnold Schwarzenegger after he became a father in 1989.
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!").
Kindergarten Cop (1990) was postponed until Christmas, 1990 because Ivan Reitman was still working on Ghostbusters II (1989) for Christmas, 1989.
The poem that Kimble reads to the children before nap time is "Spring Morning" from A.A. Milne's book "When We Were Very Young", with illustrations by Ernest Shepard.
Astoria elementary, the school in the movie, is just a few blocks from "The Goonies" house in Astoria.
The character of Emma (Sarah Rose Karr) is named after director Ivan Reitman's own daughter, Emma.
Dominic has The Real Ghostbusters (1986) sheets. Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) were directed by Ivan Reitman.
Only Schwarzenegger movie to date to contain a German word (Kindergarten) in its title. Literal translation: "children's garden" (nursery school).
Odette Annable's film debut; she was five years old.
Handcuffing a witness to a corpse is against departmental regulations for every police force in the United States and socially considered poor manners at best.
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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).
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Angela Bassett makes a cameo as a stewardess.
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Elijah Wood told Empire Magazine in Issue 317 that Kindergarten Cop was the worst audition he had ever done.
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The baseball bat that Detective O'Hara uses to hit Dominic's grandmother is a Don Mattingly model Louisville Slugger.
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A possible alternate ending would had seen Kimble shot and killed by Eleanor Crisp.
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It is most likely Eleanor Crisp may had received the Death Penalty for overdosing a witness to death, accessory and attempted murder of a cop/teacher.
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Adam Wylie would later go on to star in the TV series "Picket Fence" as the son of a Sheriff.
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Cameo 

Jason Reitman: Ivan Reitman's son has a cameo as the boy making out with the girl that Kimble interrupts during the real fire drill.

Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Throughout the entire movie Kimball continues to assure people that the ferret doesn't bite. Ironically, at the climax of the movie, Domenic is saved when the ferret crawls out of his jacket and bites Crisp in the neck.
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