Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger’s shock assembly with Kindergarten Cop Youngsters for the 30th anniversary
Arnold Schwarzenegger shocked the young cast of Kindergarten cop with a surprise visit to their 30-year virtual reunion. The family comedy opened in theaters on December 21, 1990 and showed a new side of the action star. This made a huge difference to the action films that made him a household name in the 80s, like The Terminator and Commando. The world saw a new take on Schwarzenegger when he took on the role of LA cop John Kimble, who pretends to be a kindergarten teacher in a small Oregon town.
Christian Cousins (Dominic), Miko Hughes (Joseph), Krystle and Tiffany Mataras (Tina and Rina), Brian Wagner (William) and Adam Wylie (Larry) got together to discuss the Kindergarten Cop’s 30th anniversary. The cast are having a good time on the video and sharing their experiences on set Arnold Schwarzenegger and then he surprises everyone around the 30-minute mark on the video. “That’s the coolest surprise, I never expected it. It’s really good to hear you,” said Miko Hughes when Schwarzenegger appeared on the screen.
Arnold Schwarzenegger went on to tell the cast, “Without a doubt, it was your children’s performance that really made this movie. That made it adorable, that made it successful, and people kept wanting to see it.” “” The cast, who should all be in the film by ages 5 and 6, shared fond memories of working on the film, although Miko Hughes doesn’t really have a great memory of working on it as he was only 3 Years old at the time. Hughes’ Joseph character delivers one of Kindergarten Cop’s most memorable lines, and the actor admits he has never seen the movie through, despite being well aware of the line about male and female genitals.
Kindergarten Cop was filmed by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s then wife Maria Shriver right after the birth of their first daughter, Katherine Schwarzenegger. The actor likes to think of his time on set with the kids on set as his “warm up for my kids.” He continues, “By hanging out with you guys between breaks and talking to you and all of that, this movie really helped me become a better parent myself. It really helped me raise my kids.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger went on to discuss the animated sequel to Kindergarten Cop, titled Superhero Kindergarten, that Stan Lee developed before his death in 2018. She will show all the kids but this time they will have super powers. It should come out in 2021. Before Schwarzenegger opted out of the reunion, he offered a real reunification party after the public health crisis was over. “We’ll have it in my house, we’ll meet and have a party and get the gossip going!” he swears. “I want all the details on how you got here 30 years ago. I’m proud of you all, so keep it up.” Check out the reunion above thanks to Yahoo Entertainment’s YouTube channel. Arnold shows up around the 30-minute mark.
Subjects: Kindergarten Cop
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