PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime
A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.
It is most likely Eleanor Crisp would have received the death penalty for overdosing a witness to death, accessory and attempted murder of a cop/teacher.
Not so tough without your car, are ya?
From the beginning, it is established that Joyce=Rachel is so totally terrified of Crisp that all that she wants is to hide from him as much as possible. However, instead of doing the prudent thing, which would be to settle as far away from California as humanly possible, she is content with settling in Oregon, which is right next door to California. Astoria is actually quite some distance from Los Angeles. Driving from one place to another would take 16.5 hours. That would be further than say Boston, MAto Indianapolis., IN She likely went as far the limited money and personal connections she had would take her. If she had actually taken the money like Crisp had told everyone, she would have definitely gone to the other side of the country.
At the beginning of the film, the opening credits are used with written straight-line colors
The UK cinema version was cut by 19 secs by the BBFC for a 12 certificate with edits to footage of: a woman being slapped in the face, a head-butt, a man's head being hit against a car door, a baseball attack on a woman being reduced to one hit and the subsequent sight of the bat aimed at her midriff, and a reduction in gunshots (from 5 to 2). The cuts were fully restored in the 15 rated video release.
German, English, Spanish
$7,918,560 23 December 1990