Watch Kindergarten Cop
- 1 hr 52 min
Kindergarten Cop is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt, and Richard Tyson. The movie is about John Kimble, a tough cop who goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher in order to capture a drug lord's ex-wife and son. The movie starts with Kimble, a tough Los Angeles cop, and his partner Phoebe O'Hara (Pamela Reed), who are on a stakeout to catch a notorious drug dealer Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson). However, they fail to capture him, and during the chase, Crisp's wife Rachel (Penelope Ann Miller) and son Cullen Jr. (Joseph and Christian Cousins) are taken into protective custody. Kimble and O'Hara are tasked with finding Rachel and Cullen Jr. However, they have only a vague description of them and no idea where they might be. In a desperate attempt to find them, they get an idea to search for Cullen Jr. in a kindergarten class. Phoebe suggests that John goes undercover as the kindergarten teacher, to which he objects but agrees to do it anyway. Kimble goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher at Astoria Elementary School in Oregon, and he quickly learns that handling a classroom of young children is no easy feat. He struggles with teaching the class, controlling their behavior and dealing with their innocence. His initial impression that the job would be easy quickly evaporates, as he finds that he has to act as a father figure to the children. Things get even more complicated when he meets Rachel and Cullen Jr., who are living in the same small town. Rachel is working as a teacher at the same school, and John starts to develop feelings for her, but he must keep his identity a secret while struggling to keep the unruly kids under control. As John tries to find the Crisp family and keep up with the tasks of being a kindergarten teacher, he begins to bond with the children in his class, as they teach him important lessons about life, love, and the importance of family. Along the way, John comes to realize that he does not need to be a tough cop all the time, and that there is more to life than catching criminals. Throughout the movie, there are many comedic moments, including John's attempts at teaching the children, his interactions with other teachers and parents, and his attempts to navigate the world of kindergarten activities. The movie also delivers some heartwarming scenes, particularly the ones where John forms a friendship with one of the students in his class who has a difficult home life. In the end, John must reveal his true identity to Rachel and the children, and he manages to capture the bad guy with the help of the astute kindergarteners. The movie ends on a happy note, with John and Rachel beginning a relationship and John developing a newfound respect for the role of teacher and the joys of working with children. Overall, Kindergarten Cop is a lighthearted and action-packed comedy that showcases Schwarzenegger's versatility as an actor. The movie delivers both laughs and heart and is a great choice for families looking for an enjoyable and uplifting movie to watch together.