John Kimble(Schwarzenegger) is a detective that loves his job. He is trying to bring down a drug lord Crisp(Tyson). To do that he must find Crisp's ex-wife and child. They have the evidence he needs to do that, but nobody is quite sure where they are. They are found though and they are living in the small town of Asotria, Oregon. Kimble then teams up with his new partner Phoebe(Reed) to go there and find them.
They go to Oregon and have arrangements made for Phoebe to go undercover at the local school. They know Crisps kid would be five and should be in kindergarten. There is only one kindergarten class so he has to be there. After Phoebe gets sick somebody has to fill in and Kimble steps up. He'll take her place and pretend to be a kindergarten teacher.
The plan quickly backfires in his place. He barely makes it through his first day. If it werent' for another teacher Joyce(Miller) he wouldn't have made it. I'm not going to reveal anymore of the plot because it spoils the movie and this really is a fun movie.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the man in the movie. You have to love watching him interact with the kids in the movie. He is so much bigger than all of them, most of them are only up past his knees. You get to see a softer side of Arnold and at this point this was only the second family oriented movie he had made other than Twins. A lot of people didn't think he could interact with the kids and he shines.
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The only remotely funny scene in this "comedy/drama" is stolen from Woody Allen's Annie Hall, when the kids face the camera individually and tell what their daddies do. (Identical twins speaking in unison: "Our mommy says our daddy is a sex machine." Remember "I used to be a heroin addict, but now I'm a methadone addict" and "I'm into leather"?)
But Schwarzenegger gets the kids to mind him by putting up a sign on the blackboard declaring his classroom "Police School" and teaching the five-year-olds to march through the playground. The Fuehrerprinzip at work in our schools. Is this part of Bush's No Child Left Behind? Marching? Did Ivan Reitman really make this movie?
The happy ending is Schwarzenegger's Kindergarten Cop splattering a young boy's father's brains against the bathroom wall at school PRACTICALLY IN FRONT OF THE BOY. Then the principal lets him come back to the school as a teacher after he's put all the kids' lives at risk. If the writers had thought about the story for a few minutes more they could have come up with a climax that made Schwarzenegger the hero-savior but wasn't as unbelievably (if still gratuitously) vicious. But I guess that doesn't matter in Schwarzenegger movies.
Movies aren't real life, but what kind of people put this stuff out for people to be entertained by? Best of luck, California.