Kindergarten-Proofed: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Kindergarten Cop” has been flunked at the school in Astoria, Ore., where much of the movie was made. After previewing the film, Astor Elementary School Principal Judy Bigby and Astoria School District Superintendent Len Carpenter dropped plans to take all the children from Astor School to a special showing of the movie. The principal said the film, rated PG-13, included unnecessary nudity, excessive violence and bad language, making it inappropriate to show as a school function. Dozens of Astor Elementary School children appear in the movie as does their school, spruced up by Universal Studios.
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