Kindergarten Cop (1990)

IVAN REITMAN

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

USA, 1990.  Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Story by , Screenplay by Murray Salem, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

 makes a successful transition to full-fledged comedy with this charming film. He plays a tough city cop on the trail of a ruthless drug dealer () whose strongest lead is the criminal’s ex-wife () who needs to be protected in case her testimony is required in court. Not knowing her identity, the closest Schwarzenegger can come to meeting the woman is to get a job in the grammar school in Oregon where she teaches. Now, the toughest action man in the world has to find a way to convince four year-olds that he’s a kind and nurturing soul, while also preventing an innocent woman and her small son from getting bullets between the eyes. Lots of comedy, suspense and romance, all of it balanced well and presented amiably. , is terrific as our hero’s partner.

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