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Kindergarten Cop

Kindergarten Cop film poster
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Produced by Brian Grazer
Ivan Reitman
Written by Murray Salem
Herschel Weingrod
Timothy Harris
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
Penelope Ann Miller
Pamela Reed
Linda Hunt
Richard Tyson
Carroll Baker
Music by Randy Edelman
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Imagine Entertainment
Release date(s) December 21, 1990
Running time 117 Min.
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Budget $26,000,000
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Kindergarten Cop (1990) is a comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger stars as John Kimble, a tough loner police detective, who goes after drug dealer Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson), before he can get to his ex-wife and son. Pamela Reed plays his partner Phoebe O'Hara, a teacher-turned-cop and Penelope Ann Miller plays Joyce, the teacher who becomes Kimble's love interest. The original music score was composed by Randy Edelman. The film's tagline is: "An undercover cop in a class by himself." Image File history File links Download high resolution version (508x746, 108 KB)Kindergarten Cop film poster File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Ivan Reitman (born October 27, 1946 in Komárno in Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) is a Slovakian-born, Canadian-raised Jewish film actor, producer, and director. ... Brian Grazer (born July 12, 1951, in Los Angeles, California) is a Jewish-American film and television producer who founded Imagine Entertainment with partner Ron Howard. ... Ivan Reitman (born October 27, 1946 in Komárno in Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) is a Slovakian-born, Canadian-raised Jewish film actor, producer, and director. ... Salem co-wrote the script for Kindergarten Cop Murray Salem (12 January 1950 Cleveland, Ohio, USA - 6 January 1998) was an American television actor and screen writer. ... Weingrod co-wrote the script for Kindergarten Cop Herschel Weingrod (30 October 1947 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA) is an American screen writer. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Penelope Ann Miller (January 13, 1964) is an American actress. ... Pamela Reed (born April 2, 1949 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Richard Martin Tyson (February 13, 1961 in Mobile, Alabama, USA), is an American actor. ... Carroll Baker, born on May 28, 1931, is a Golden Globe Award winning and Oscar nominated American actress who has enjoyed popularity as both a serious dramatic actress and, particularly in the sixties, a movie sex symbol. ... Randy Edelman (born 10 June 1947) is a well known film and TV score composer born in Paterson, New Jersey. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Imagine Entertainment is a film and television production company founded in 1986 by director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer. ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... Comedy film is genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. ... Ivan Reitman (born October 27, 1946 in Komárno in Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) is a Slovakian-born, Canadian-raised Jewish film actor, producer, and director. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Richard Martin Tyson (February 13, 1961 in Mobile, Alabama, USA), is an American actor. ... Pamela Reed (born April 2, 1949 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American actress. ... Penelope Ann Miller (January 13, 1964) is an American actress. ... Randy Edelman (born 10 June 1947) is a well known film and TV score composer born in Paterson, New Jersey. ...

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Plot

The taciturn, violent Police Detective John Kimble has pursued drug dealer Cullen Crisp for years. He finally arrests Crisp for murder, but is unable to convict him due to witness Cindy's initial refusal to identify Crisp. After Kimble psychologically humbles Cindy, Crisp is identified in a police line-up. Kimble, accompanied by Detective Phoebe O'Hara, is then ordered to go undercover in Astoria, Oregon, to find Crisp's ex-wife Rachel and their son, who are hiding from him, and offer her a deal to testify against Cullen. Since their appearance is not known to them, O'Hara was to act as the substitute teacher of the son's kindergarten class at Astoria Elementary School while Kimble was to track down the identity of the mother, who is believed to have stolen money from Crisp. For other meanings, see Drug (disambiguation). ... A year (from Old English gēr) is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... The Astoria Column Suomi Hall, the meeting hall of Finnish and Scandinavian immigrants, under the Astoria-Megler Bridge Woman walking her dog along the Columbia River in Astoria The city of Astoria is the county seat of Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Money (disambiguation). ...


Unfortunately, O'Hara, who is hypoglycemic, eats too much and falls ill at the last moment. Kimble therefore takes the teacher's job, much to the suspicion of the school principal, Miss Schlowski (Linda Hunt). Despite having no teaching experience — and thus initially collapsing beneath the stress — Kimble soon adapts progressively to his new status. Using his tame ferret as a class pet, his police training as a model for structure of the classes, and positive reinforcement, he becomes a much-admired and cherished figure to the children despite the aggravation they bring him. Hypoglycemia is a medical term referring to a pathologic state produced and usually defined by a lower than normal amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In medical terms, stress is the disruption of homeostasis through physical or psychological stimuli. ... This article is about the mammal. ...


Kimble becomes passionately fond of his student Dominic's mother Joyce, who also works at the school. Joyce, like many other of the students' mothers, is on terms of estrangement from her husband, so that she will not speak of him. This excites the suspicions of Kimble. In a conversation with the gradually more trusting Joyce, Kimble learns that Joyce and his quarry Rachel are one and the same. He conveys this to O'Hara. Look up passion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up trust in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... One redirects here. ...


Crisp is released from jail when his attorney arranges for his mother Eleanor to poison Cindy, who is the only witness. When they receive the news of Cindy's death and Crisp's release, Kimble and O'Hara tell Joyce the truth of their mission. She tells them that she never stole any money, but that Crisp wishes to control Dominic. She then leaves in a rush. Kimble attempts to track them down, only to find that Dominic has gone without the knowledge of his mother to plant toy lasers in a radio-transmitter tower. Dominic has been raised believing that his mother has enemies, identified only as the "bad people"; to quell his own feelings of helplessness, he has made these toys and now wishes to put them into action. Kimble, remembering this, is able to retrieve Dominic. Joyce and Kimble share a kiss, as a sign of her gratitude and his protection. The skull and crossbones symbol (Jolly Roger) traditionally used to label a poisonous substance. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Time Saving Truth from Falsehood and Envy, François Lemoyne, 1737 For other uses, see Truth (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Laser (disambiguation). ... A PR100. ... “Thanks” redirects here. ...


During the next day, at the school, a newly arrived Crisp deliberately causes a fire in the library, which triggers the school fire alarm and initiates an evacuation as a diversion for the rest of the school children, and thus abducts his son; the other children see him and he flees. While Kimble searches for them, a frightened Dominic attempts to escape his kidnapper. Outside, Eleanor runs her car over O'Hara. In the school's locker room, Kimble and Crisp fight over Dominic. When Kimble has the upper hand, Crisp threatens to kill his son; within moments, Kimble's tame ferret emerges from Dominic's shirt, where he had been concealed, and bites Crisp. Kimble kills Crisp by shooting him thrice in the chest. Dominic, Joyce, and the ferret escape. Look up day in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Fire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Library (disambiguation). ... Male Chest The chest is a part of the anatomy of humans and various other animals. ...


Eleanor enters and threatens the wounded Kimble. As she is about to kill him, an apparently intact O'Hara enters and knocks her unconscious with a baseball bat. Eleanor is arrested, while the unconscious Kimble (much to the sadness of the children) is hospitalized. During his recovery, O'Hara and her chef fiancé announce their marriage. This article is about the sport. ...


In the end, in deciding where to send O'Hara's wedding invitations, Kimble returns to the Astoria school and quits the police force to remain a teacher, intending to form a new family with Joyce and Dominic. a family of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1997 Family is a Western term used to denote a domestic group of people, or a number of domestic groups linked through descent (demonstrated or stipulated) from a common ancestor, marriage or adoption. ...


Filming Locations

The external filming was in Astoria, Oregon. In particular the Astor Elementary School in the Portland District.


At Astor, the Universal Studios hired local artists to paint murals on the walls, provided new playground equipment, fenced the playground, laid a new lawn and hadges around the School building. Most of the filming was completed right after school was out in June, so many of the students and staff were able to be in the movie as extras. Astor may refer to: The Astor family, a wealthy 19th century American family. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... The term extra has many meanings: in drama, an extra is a character who has no role or purpose other than to appear in the background (for example, in an audience scene or a busy street scene). ...


Not only were many of the students of Astor used in the filming, but students' artwork was also used. Teachers and neighbors, as well as students, were used in filming, you can even see Astor School's custodian, 'Mr. John', raising the flag for an early morning scene. Astor may refer to: The Astor family, a wealthy 19th century American family. ...


The scenes involving hallways and stairs were actually shot on a movie set at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California. The parts of the movie showing the outside of the school, the police, the firefighters, ambulances, and people pouring out of the school doors were shot at Astor. This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Cast

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger - Detective John Kimble, an Austrian-American police detective
  • Penelope Ann Miller - Joyce Palmieri / Rachel Myatt Crisp, ex-wife of criminal Cullen Crisp
  • Pamela Reed - Detective Phoebe O'Hara, Kimble's partner who is a former teacher
  • Linda Hunt - Miss Schlowski, school principal
  • Richard Tyson - Cullen Crisp Sr., a dangerous criminal looking for his ex-wife and child
  • Carroll Baker - Eleanor Crisp, Cullen Crisp Sr.'s mother
  • Christian and Joseph Cousins - Dominic Palmieri / Cullen Crisp Jr., son of Cullen Sr. and Rachel
  • Jayne Brook - Mrs. Sullivan, wife of an abusive husband and mother of Kimble's student Zach
  • Cathy Moriarty - Jillian, mother of Kimble's student Sylvester
  • Justin Page - Zach Sullivan, one of Kimble's students and son of an abusive father
  • Sarah Rose Karr - Emma, one of Kimble's students
  • Richard Portnow - Captain Salazar, Kimble and O'Hara's superior
  • Tom Kurlander - Danny, one of Cullen's victims
  • Alix Koromzay - Cindy, Danny's friend who witnesses his murder
  • Bob Nelson - Henry Shoop, Phoebe O'Hara's fiance

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Penelope Ann Miller (January 13, 1964) is an American actress. ... Pamela Reed (born April 2, 1949 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Richard Martin Tyson (February 13, 1961 in Mobile, Alabama, USA), is an American actor. ... Carroll Baker, born on May 28, 1931, is a Golden Globe Award winning and Oscar nominated American actress who has enjoyed popularity as both a serious dramatic actress and, particularly in the sixties, a movie sex symbol. ... Christian and Joseph Cousins (born March 17, 1983 in California, USA) took over the role of Bobby Ewing on Knots Landing in 1987. ... Jayne Brook (born Jane Anderson on September 16, 1962 in Northbrook, Illinois) is an American actress, best known for her role as Dr. Diane Grad on the medical drama Chicago Hope. ... Cathy Moriarty (born November 29, 1960, in New York City) is an American actress. ... Sarah Rose Karr (born November 13, 1984 in California) is a former American child actress. ... Born January 26, 1947, Brooklyn, New York American actor on Sopranos and many many other films, video games, and television shows. ...

Trivia

  • In this movie, Schwarzenegger gets a reference to his Austrian roots by playing an immigrant Austrian cop. Also, he utters two discernible but short German sentences as he carries O'Hara into the motel: "Das macht mich stocksauer. Jetzt bin ich sauer." ('This makes me stinking mad. Now I'm mad.')
  • A ferret features prominently in this movie. Campaigners in California — the state of which Schwarzenegger is governor — are currently fighting for a law to legalise the animals as pets in their state.
  • Bill Murray and Danny DeVito were considered for the role of John Kimble.
  • Many celebrity prank calls use lines from this movie. (Example: "I'm a cop, you idiot!" or "I'm Detective John Kimble!)
  • The film was shot in the town of Astoria, Oregon.
  • A remake of the film was made in the Philippines called "Ang Tister Kong Pogi" which stars Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. in the Schwarzenegger role as the teacher. Many scenes were imitated, including the scene where John Kimble was shot from the window of his classroom.
  • The film's opening scene was filmed at the Main Place Mall in Santa Ana, California.
  • In the stop motion animated show Robot Chicken, a scene that parodies the famous "It's not a tumor!" catchphrase depicts Arnold Schwarzenegger at the doctor's office, where his doctor informs him that "It is a tumor".
  • The film features a scene with the then-unknown Angela Bassett as a stewardess. This was Bassett's second film role.

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