History Film / KindergartenCop

15th Sep '17 1:58:17 AM ChrisX
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* BigShutUp: Kimble does this to a room of kids (pictured), followed by a few smaller shut ups. Naturally, he makes the kids cry, which drives him to run outside and deliver a SkywardScream of frustration. Its probably the most memorable scene in the movie.

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* BigShutUp: Kimble does this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnOsKz8p1GI this]] to a room of kids (pictured), when things got too chaotic, followed by a few smaller shut ups. Naturally, he makes the kids cry, which drives him to run outside and deliver a SkywardScream of frustration. Its probably the most memorable scene in the movie.
9th Sep '17 4:22:58 AM Robbyn
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9th Sep '17 4:22:31 AM Robbyn
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30th May '17 8:54:27 PM ajbit26
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* HeCleansUpNicely: For the first 20 minutes of the film, Kimble looks like a scruffy vagabond with a nice custom shotgun. It's only when he has to go undercover as a teacher that he makes himself presentable.
31st Mar '17 5:19:15 PM Randomfan11
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* AbusiveParents: One moody child that Kimble suspects of being Crisp's son turns out instead to have a different father, and an abusive one, at that. Kimble beats the living crud out of the boy's father.

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* AbusiveParents: AbusiveParents:
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One moody child that Kimble suspects of being Crisp's son turns out instead to have a different father, and an abusive one, at that. Kimble beats initially starts beating the living crud out of the boy's father.father, [[NotInFrontOfTheKid but when his students appear]], he instead decides to press charges for domestic abuse.



* ActionHeroBabysitter: Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as a cop going undercover in a kindergarten.

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* ActionHeroBabysitter: Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as a cop going undercover as a teacher in a kindergarten.kindergarten.
* AdultFear: Despite the film's seemingly kid-friendly setting (and the hilarious premise of someone badass like ''Arnie'' being a kindergarten teacher), there's a kid with an abusive parent (and that the school didn't intervene until [[PapaWolf Kimble]] did, and even then he got chewed out by the principal for acting out of bounds), there's a drug dealer kidnapping his son and holding him hostage at gunpoint, and the climax being played exactly how when a legitimate threat enters the school grounds, with everyone reacting in complete panic...



* BadassTeacher
* BecomingTheMask: During his cover, John really begins to grow close to his kindergarten students.

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* BadassTeacher
BadassLongcoat: Kimble sports one in the beginning of the movie, combined with CoolShades.
* BadassTeacher: Kimble, 'nuff said. Once he starts warming up to the kids... [[PapaWolf it's not a good idea not to provoke him]].
* BecomingTheMask: During his cover, John really begins to grow close to his kindergarten students. [[IChooseToStay He eventually decides to leave his police job to become a teacher instead]].



* TheCakeIsALie: [[spoiler: Joyce never stole 3 million from Crisp: it was just an excuse for various people to track down Joyce so that Crisp could find Dominic]].

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* TheCakeIsALie: [[spoiler: Joyce never stole 3 million from Crisp: Crisp; it was just an excuse for various people to track down Joyce so that Crisp could find Dominic]].



* CowboyCop: Kimble before he has to go undercover as a kindergarten teacher. He roughs up suspects, pumps a rathole apartment full of holes with his shotgun, beats up people in the street and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking owns a pet ferret in California, even though it's illegal]].

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* CoolShades: Combined with BadassLongcoat, Kimble wears one before going undercover, a la ''Terminator''.
* CowboyCop: Kimble Kimble, before he has to go undercover as a kindergarten teacher. He roughs up suspects, pumps a rathole apartment full of holes with his shotgun, beats up people in the street and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking owns a pet ferret in California, even though it's illegal]].



* CutHimselfShaving: One child explains his [[AbusiveParents fresh bruises]] every day by saying "I fell down."

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* CutHimselfShaving: One child explains his [[AbusiveParents fresh bruises]] every day by saying "I fell down."" [[PapaWolf Kimble]] doesn't buy it, and beats up the child's abusive father.



* FishOutOfWater
* FreudianExcuse: It's not hard to see why Cullen Crisp is so screwed up, considering what [[NeverMessWithGranny his]] [[MyBelovedSmother mother is like]]. But he's such a greasy jerk you really don't feel sorry for him.

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* FishOutOfWater
FishOutOfWater: A police officer going undercover as a kindergarten teacher. [[TemptingFate What could possibly go wrong]]?
* FreudianExcuse: FreudianExcuse:
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It's not hard to see why Cullen Crisp is so screwed up, considering what [[NeverMessWithGranny his]] [[MyBelovedSmother mother is like]]. But he's such a greasy jerk you really don't feel sorry for him.



* [[KickTheSonOfABitch Hit The Son Of A Bitch]]: This term is used in regards to Kimble decking the abusive father of one of his students.

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* [[KickTheSonOfABitch Hit The Son Of A Bitch]]: KickTheSonOfABitch: This term is used in regards to Kimble decking the abusive father of one of his students.students. The school principal isn't pleased that it happened [[NotInFrontOfTheKid in front of the young students]]... but deep down, she's glad the father finally got what's coming.



--> '''Schlowski:''' I'm watching you. All I have to do is tell my parents that you're with the police and they'll yank their kids out of this school so fast we'd have to close. And don't you think I won't if I feel my children are in any danger.\\

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--> '''Schlowski:''' I'm watching you. All I have to do is tell my parents that you're with the police and they'll yank their kids out of this school so fast we'd have to close. And don't you think I won't if I feel my children are in any danger.\\



* MyBelovedSmother: Mama Cullen's overbearing behavior explains a lot about how her son turned out.

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* MyBelovedSmother: Mama Eleanor Cullen's overbearing behavior explains a lot about how her son turned out.



* PapaWolf: "[[TranquilFury You hit the kid]], [[KickTheSonOfABitch I hit you.]]"
** Kimble's showdown with Cullen, which includes [[spoiler:him kidnapping poor Dominic and Kimble going after him.]]

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* PapaWolf: NotInFrontOfTheKid: [[PapaWolf Kimble]] would've completely beaten the living daylights out of the guy who was abusing his kid, had not his students as well as the principal and a bunch of parents with their own kids stopped to watch. Realizing this, he stops himself instead decides to press charges against the guy for child abuse.
* PapaWolf:
** Kimble sums it up when meeting with [[AbusiveParents a very mean parent]] -
"[[TranquilFury You hit the kid]], [[KickTheSonOfABitch I hit you.]]"
** Kimble's climatic showdown with Cullen, which Cullen [[spoiler:which includes [[spoiler:him Cullen kidnapping poor Dominic and Kimble going after him.]]]]
* PrimAndProperBun: The no-nonsense principal of the school Kimble works at has one of these, though eventually she does warm up to Kimble.



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The ferret.
* SilenceYouFool: '''SHUT UUUUUUUUUUUUUUP!!!!!'''

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The ferret.
ferret. Despite owning one being against California regulations, the principal lets Kimble bring it to class because the kids like it.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Kimble carries one in the beginning of the film. Naturally, he uses it to rough up some bad guys and shoot out holes during a crackhouse siege.
* SilenceYouFool: '''SHUT UUUUUUUUUUUUUUP!!!!!''''''[[BigShutUp SHUT UUUUUUUUUUUUUUP!!!!!]]'''



* SternTeacher: Kimble finally settles on this as a teaching style. It works for him, being over six feet tall.
** TeamDad

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* SternTeacher: Kimble finally settles on this as a teaching style. It works for him, [[LargeAndInCharge being over six feet tall.
** TeamDad
tall]].
* TeamDad: Kimble becomes the stern yet protective father figure to his kindergarteners once he warms up to them.


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* UseYourHead: Kimble headbutts a thug in the beginning of the movie.
17th Mar '17 12:43:06 AM infernape612
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21st Feb '17 10:19:54 PM MJaxon
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* MamaBear: Principal Schlowski is in charge, and she let's Kimble know she's more than willing to blow his cover if she feels that her kids are in any danger.
--> '''Schlowski:''' I'm watching you. All I have to do is tell my parents that you're with the police and they'll yank their kids out of this school so fast we'd have to close. And don't you think I won't if I feel my children are in any danger.\\
23rd Jan '17 1:27:07 PM Ambaryerno
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* NoisyNature: Kimble's ferret makes the same sort of chirpy cooing sound that has become stock for them in films, yet no ferret ''ever'' makes in real life.
28th Dec '16 5:00:21 PM ChrisX
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!!This film provides examples of:

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!!This film provides examples of:
!!What are your tropes, and what do they do?
10th Dec '16 4:24:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* FollowTheLeader: Every movie in the past twenty years that pairs an action star with a bunch of annoyingly cute kids has this movie to thank for its existence.
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