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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. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:December 21, 1990


Arnold Schwarzenegger
as John Kimble
Penelope Ann Miller
as Joyce Paulmarie
Pamela Reed
as Phoebe O'Hara
Linda Hunt
as Miss Schlowski
Richard Tyson
as Cullen Crisp
Carroll Baker
as Eleanor Crisp
Joseph Cousins
as Dominic Paulmarie
Christian Cousins
as Dominic Paulmarie
Frankie Avina
as Low Life #2
Bob Nelson
as Henry
Chi Muoi Lo
as Dope Dealer
Odette Yustman
as Rosa
Marissa Rosen
as Samantha
Gene Elman
as Judge
Terry Golden
as Low Life #3
Lee Dupree
as Low Life #4
Tom Kurlander
as Danny
Tom Dugan
as Crisp's Lawyer
Jason Stuart
as Male Hairstylist
Stephen Root
as Sheriff
Catherine Reitman
as 3rd Grade Student
Emily Ann Lloyd
as Jennifer
Heidi Swedberg
as Joshua's Mother
Charlie Holliday
as Customer - Daryl
Park Overall
as Samantha's Mother
Ray Glanzmann
as Security Guard
Jason Reitman
as Jason
Susan Burns
as Waitress
Sarah Rose Karr
as Emma
Tameka Runnels
as Keisha
Galen Yuen
as Low Life
Ian Baumer
as Sam
Nicole Nagorsky
as Heather
John Christian Graas
as Kevin
Stephen Park
as Asst. to Salazar
John Hammil
as Zach's Father
Medha Garg
as Latiana
Ben Diskin
as Sylvester
Ross Malinger
as Harvey
Krystle Mataras
as Rina
Adam Wylie
as Larry
Justin Page
as Zach
Angela Bassett
as Stewardess
Peter Rakow
as Joshua
Molly Cleator
as Schlowski's Assistant
Anne Merrem
as Nurse
Jayne Brook
as Zach's Mother
Cathy Moriarty
as Sylvester's Mother
Haley Urman
as Courtney
Ben McCreary
as Lowell
Rick Jones
as Samantha's Father
Michael Chapman
as Firefighter
Tiffany Mataras
as Tina
Alix Koromzay
as Cindy
Robert Cave
as John
Peter Mark Vasquez
as Street Tough
Amber Reaves
as Mary
Anthony Wong
as Tom
Miko Hughes
as Joseph
Richard Portnow
as Capt. Salazar
Kim Delgado
as Security Guard
Leo Lee
as Street Tough
Amy Wald
as Sarah
Ed Crick
as Security Guard


Ivan Reitman
Ivan Reitman
Gordon A. Webb
Brian Grazer
Joe Medjuck
Sheldon Kahn
Murray Salem
Herschel Weingrod
Michael Chapman
Randy Edelman
Composer (Music Score)
Wendy Greene Bricmont
Sheldon Kahn
Bruno Rubeo
Production Designer
Richard Mays
Art Director
Anne McCulley
Set Designer
Gloria Gresham
Costume Designer
Mario Roberts
Joel Kramer
Jeff Dawn