A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
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
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From the beginning, it is established that Joyce=Rachel is so totally terrified of Crisp that all that she wants is to hide from him as much as possible. However, instead of doing the prudent thing, which would be to settle as far away from California as humanly possible, she is content with settling in Oregon, which is right next door to California. Astoria is actually quite some distance from Los Angeles. Driving from one place to another would take 16.5 hours. That would be further than say Boston, MAto Indianapolis., IN She likely went as far the limited money and personal connections she had would take her. If she had actually taken the money like Crisp had told everyone, she would have definitely gone to the other side of the country. See more »
Love to see this film over and over again. I find this was a turning point for Mr. Schwarzengger as an actor...the challenge of being on "the wave" inter-acting with children. The scenic area of the Pacific Northwest also was a plus to the film. Caroll Baker as "Mother Tyson" is a great villainess. Wish I had viewed some of her work. The white streak in her hair, was a great flash back to "Cruella De Ville". Richard Tyson as "Crisp" also plays a smarmy character. Love the contrast of short Linda Hunt's Principal to tall Kimble. Yet Linda proved she could project herself as more formidable than Arnold Schwarzenegger. I also loved the comic timing Broadway's Pamela Reed brought to the film. Her character's pragmatism to Kimble's take it all on, made for another good contrast. Overall the film is good for the whole family or a solitary rainy afternoon escape.
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