KINDERGARTEN COP is actually fairly entertaining, buoyed by Schwarzenegger's self-deprecating charm and easy chemistry with his capable costar, Pamela Reed, and the hammiest bunch of tykes ever assembled for a movie.
The film also features exceptional villains in Richard Tyson as Crisp, an Oedipal psychopath, and Carroll Baker as his cold-blooded mom, Eleanor. Long sought by L.A. cop Kimble (Schwarzenegger), the pair is hunting down Crisp's wife and son, who have fled to Oregon. Kimble teams with fellow cop
Phoebe (Reed), a former schoolteacher, to find the woman and child and bring them back to L.A. to testify against Crisp and his mother. However, unlike the v...