December 21, 2015

Kindergarten Cop 2 Update

On December 21, 1990, the Arnold Schwarzenegger family comedy Kindergarten Cop was released in U.S. theaters. Though Schwarzenegger’s best known films are his action movies in which he plays larger-than-life characters like the Terminator and Conan the Barbarian, the Austrian bodybuilder-turned-actor has made a few films that showed off his comedic side. Kindergarten Cop was one of his most successful, grossing $202 million worldwide and becoming a favorite with audiences after repeat airings on television over the past 25 years.

2016 will see the release of Kindergarten Cop 2 from Universal 1440 Entertainment. The sequel stars Schwarzenegger’s Expendables co-star Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, Universal Soldier), another action movie icon.

In Kindergarten Cop, Schwarzenegger plays Detective John Kimble, a cop who goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher in order to find the whereabouts of Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson), a fugitive who is the father of one of the children in the class. However, Kimble discovers that managing two dozen five and six year-olds through their daily lessons to be far more difficult than his police work. Watching tough guy Schwarzenegger interact with the children in the class — who say whatever pops into their little heads — is hilarious (“IT’S NOT A TUMOR!”).


In Kindergarten Cop 2, Lundgren plays Agent Reed. Like in the original movie, Reed goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, this time to recover a flash drive with sensitive information that was stolen from the Witness Protection Program. However, in addition to dealing with a handful of students, Reed also faces problems with the school’s “politically correct environment.”

Universal believes that fans of the original Kindergarten Cop will find a lot to love about the sequel. “Kindergarten Cop grossed over $200 million worldwide and has been entertaining audiences of all ages,” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “In this exciting reboot, we introduce a unique blend of humor and action to the next generation of viewers, as well as share a reimagined version of the story with longtime fans who have made this an enduring family favorite.”

Kindergarten Cop 2 stars Dolph Lundgren and Bill Bellamy (Any Given Sunday, TV’s Hot in Cleveland). It was directed by Don Michael Paul (Jarhead 2: Field of Fire, Tremors 5: Bloodlines) and was written by David H. Steinberg (American Pie 2, Miss Dial). Look for it on Blu-ray and DVD in 2016.


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