Kindergarten CopDirector: Ivan Reitman
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Arnold Schwarzenegger sheds his action image in Ivan Reitman's police comedy Kindergarten Cop, where he plays an undercover cop teaching a class of hyperactive six-year-olds. As the film begins, John Kimble (Schwarzenegger) and his partner Phoebe O'Hara (Pamela Reed) are in pursuit of notorious drug dealer Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson) and his scabrous mother Eleanor (Carroll Baker). John learns Cullen is searching for his ex-wife and his little boy, and Kimble plans to nail them when they find the former wife, who is believed to have $3 million of Cullen's drug profits. John and Phoebe follow the trail to Astoria, Oregon, where they believe Cullen's son is attending kindergarten. Although the child and his mother have changed names, John hopes they can pick up some clues. By coincidence, Phoebe used to be a schoolteacher and the school board permits her teach the kindergarten class, but Phoebe gets food poisoning and John is forced to teach the six-year-old whippersnappers himself. Along with lighthearted gags with the kids and the pursuit of the drug dealers, John has time for a little romance when he falls in love with one of the teachers (Penelope Ann Miller), who ends up surprising him with more than love.
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- Universal Studios
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|Wendy Greene Bricmont||Editor|
|Randy Edelman||Score Composer|
|Gloria Gresham||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Michael J. Gross||Producer|
|Joel J. Kramer||Stunts|
|Richard Mays||Art Director|
|Anne McCulley||Set Decoration/Design|
|Bruno Rubeo||Production Designer|
|Gordon A. Webb||Producer|
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This movie is one of the funniest kid movies out there. While there is a serious side and plot, there are also some of the funniest scenes you will ever see that take place in the classroom. Putting kids in a room with Arnold is just funny in itself. You should definitely see this movie!
Ok, the movie is good for people 16+, but come on.. this movie is NOT a great family movie! If you care less that your kids watch momma make a profit off of selling drugs and a principal who condones kicking the hell out of a father, then you CANT complain when your own kids have the idea that it's ok to do the same. A word of advise, watch it yourself, not with your kids.
As a father of 3 and legal guardian of a Brazilian youth soccer team I am constantly on the lookout for good family films. This film has everything you need! Arnold Schwartznegger shows his true character (gentle giant) in this showstopper. Everything from quirky jokes to ferret attacks make this movie one to own. It is also educational to children who may have a problem with authority and are ''loaded''.
this is a very good movie a man goes undercover as a kindergarden teacher the kids drive him wild kindergarden is like the ocean you don't want to turn your back away from it that was a line in this movie which is true children are the future sure they can be a hand full but you can love and care for them warning this movie may not be so good for young children to watch cause of bad language and some vilonce but if your about 12 or older than its okay to watch 1990 was the year that this movie came out i was 5 back then i know some of the kids who played in this movie are probably in their 20's about 23 25 or possible 22 just make sure you ask your parents if you can watch this movie its a great movie!!!!
I give this movie three stars with a certain degree of hesitation. Although the story is heartwarming and ultimately redeeming, those who chose to watch this film should be aware that the levels of anger displayed by Arnold Schwartzenegger are betimes frightening to an adult, let alone a child for whom this movie is intended. I criticize those who casually dub Shwarzenegger a ''gentle giant'', the name so approriately describing such sweet heavyweights as Andre the Giant and Louie Anderson. I ask that such callous people observe Arnold's mad grimacing and inane German-babble. Then they will think twice. But Linda Hunt is so great - what a cute and talented wee one she is!