• Kindergarten Cop (1990)

Kindergarten Cop

Release Date: December 17th, 1990

DVD Release Date: January 20th, 1998

PG-13 |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

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: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt, Richard Tyson, Carroll Baker, Joseph Cousins, Christian Cousins

Director: Ivan Reitman

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Small town, Police officer, School, Deception, Amusing, 1990s, Endearing, Mother, Pursuit, Investigation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The surprise is that Kindergarten Cop is delightful and entertaining, a cop movie with suspense, no blood and a lot of genuine warmth. The script is intelligent and plays to the unique strengths of Schwarzenegger as a star. [21 Dec 1990, p.E1]

  • 75
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    Kindergarten Cop never feels mercenary in the manner of, say, "Look Who's Talking Too" or "Three Men and a Little Lady." It is, instead, an extremely amiable, good-hearted film, unashamed of its desire to please and quite entertaining for it. [21 Dec 1990, p.B]

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Kindergarten Cop was directed by Ivan Reitman, whose best work shows an ability to mix the absurd with the dramatic, so we're laughing as the suspense reaches its peak. show more

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