Lundgren stated that "My dad always told me that if I wanted to make something special with my life, I had to go to America." After graduating from high school with straight As, he spent some time in the United States in the 1970s on various academic scholarships, studying chemistry at Washington State University and Clemson University. He received a degree in Chemistry from Washington State University, following in the footsteps of his father and older brother, then served his mandatory one year in the Swedish Marine Corps at the Amphibious Ranger School. In the late 1970s, he enrolled at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and graduated with a degree in chemical engineering.
At some point after Lundgren earned his degree in chemical engineering, he made this film.
Kindergarten Cop 2, starring Dolph Lundgren and Bill Bellamy, is going straight to DVD and streaming services on May 17. Arnold Schwarzenegger will not be appearing in it.