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GIRL POWER! Film & Television Rec: "Kindergarten Cop"

Updated: May 25, 2020


" John Kimble is a tough city cop who's been on the trail of drug dealer Cullen Crisp for years. He finally tracks Crisp down but it seems the only person that can testify against him is his ex-wife. The problem is she's disappeared and all Kimble knows is the name of the school in Oregon where her son attends. When things don't quite go to plan, Kimble finds he has to go undercover on his toughest assignment yet - Kindergarten teacher! " +

Rating: PG-13 Starring: Arnold Swarzenegger, Pamela Reed, Penelope Ann Miller, Linda Hunt, Richard Tyson, Carroll Baker Country: United States UNIVERSAL [1990]

comedy / crime / undercover cop



​ Now because the Schwarzenegger films aren't known for being 'feminist', I'd like summarize how this movie does have a very strong feminist character.

(Hopefully without spoilers. ^^;;)

Though not the main character of the film, I dare you to NOT love Detective Phoebe O’hara:

  • Detective O’hara is a secondary character who makes SIGNIFICANT contributions to the plot.

  • An independent woman with her own man, she is NOT AT ALL a love interest to the muscly male protagonist.

  • She’s cool under pressure and a quick thinker and most certainly NOT a damsel in distress.

  • Despite her tough hide, she’s friendly and lovable.

  • She loves to eat junk food, lots of it, and though she gets pestered about it she stands her ground and remains proud.

BONUS: Linda Hunt plays the school principal. <3


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