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      Kindergarten Cop

      1990, Comedy, 1h 51m

      39 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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      Arnold Schwarzenegger substitutes his action brio with some refreshingly adept comedic timing, but Kindergarten Cop is too grim for children and too cloying for adults. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      In this action-comedy, unusual circumstances find big, brawny cop John Kimble (Arnold Schwarzenegger) posing as a kindergarten teacher in order to apprehend major drug lord Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson), as well as his ruthless accomplice and mother, Eleanor (Carroll Baker). While pretending to be a kid-friendly instructor, Kimble falls for pretty fellow teacher Joyce Palmieri (Penelope Ann Miller) as he battles both unruly children and dangerous bad guys.

      Cast & Crew

      Arnold Schwarzenegger
      Penelope Ann Miller
      Pamela Reed
      Linda Hunt
      Richard Tyson
      Carroll Baker
      Joseph Cousins
      Christian Cousins
      Murray Salem
      Michael C. Gross
      Joe Medjuck
      Randy Edelman
      Michael Chapman
      Sheldon Kahn
      Peter Giuliano
      Ira S. Rosenstein

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      • May 01, 2016

        A classic Arnie movie that still stands up today.

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      • Feb 02, 2015

        It's honestly not as silly as I remember it being. There's nothing that stands out as particularly great about Kindergarten Cop. But overall it's very watchable and even manages to wield a certain 80's-type charm you just don't find any more.

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      • May 23, 2012

        It's not a tumor...it's Kindergarten Cop. Schwarzenegger takes on comedy in this family film about a cop that goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher in order to catch a criminal. Director Ivan Reitman has crafted a smart and fun comedy that uses Schwarzenegger quite effectively. And, Schwarzenegger himself gives a pretty good performance. However, there are several weak performances as well, especially the villain; who's a bad one dimensional stereotype. Still, Kindergarten Cop delivers some laughs and is a fun comedy.

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      • Feb 17, 2012

        I almost forgot this movie altogether! I watched it (third time) after so many years on one of the Chinese cable networks in Xi'An and I have to admit - I enjoyed it again! I really don't know why I liked Schwarzenegger as an actor in his younger days, but somehow he knew which roles to accept and which to avoid! And this one was one of the well chosen ones! Odd story, but very well done - not too much build up, just enough for a successful action flick with cute kids and situations cute kids can bring you in. But, of course, don't expect something which will blow your mind. It's a well made movie for the whole family you could enjoy watching just after a Sunday lunch or dinner... you'll forget it in few days and next time you see it on TV you'll watch it again and commenting how those kids actors are grown up - and even then they were good in their roles as they are now as grown ups! Except Schwarzenegger...  he's not better acting as a politician!

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