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Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 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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Ivan Reitman

Writers:

Murray Salem (story), Murray Salem (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Kimble
Penelope Ann Miller ... Joyce
Pamela Reed ... Phoebe
Linda Hunt ... Miss Schlowski
Richard Tyson ... Crisp
Carroll Baker ... Eleanor Crisp
Joseph Cousins ... Dominic
Christian Cousins ... Dominic
Cathy Moriarty ... Sylvester's Mother
Park Overall ... Samantha's Mother
Jayne Brook ... Zach's Mother
Richard Portnow ... Captain Salazar
Tom Kurlander Tom Kurlander ... Danny
Alix Koromzay ... Cindy
Betty Lou Henson Betty Lou Henson ... Keisha's Mother
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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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It's a jungle gym out there. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 December 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$91,457,688

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$201,957,688
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, John Kimble parks near a cinema showing The Lost Boys (listed on the marquee as Los Muchachos Perdidos). One of the stars is listed as Jami Gerts instead of Jami Gertz. See more »

Quotes

Detective John Kimble: We're going to play a wonderful game called, "Who is my daddy and what does he do?"
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Alternate Versions

In the original version (filmed in 1990), after his first day with the kindergarteners, Kimble mumbles "They're horrible. They're like little terrorists." In post-9/11 versions, the line about terrorists has been deleted. See more »

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Great Film! All around fun!
28 August 2002 | by LebowskiT1000See 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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