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The Rookie (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  7 December 1990 (USA)
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Clint Eastwood plays a veteran detective who gets stuck with a rookie cop (Charlie Sheen) to chase down a German crook (Raul Julia.)

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Eugene Ackerman
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Freeway Motorist
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Storyline

Nick Pulovski is a cop, who is presently assigned to the auto theft division and who for the most part of his career has not done anything worthwhile. But when he discovers that a man named Strom is the brains behind a major car theft and chop shop ring, he sees this as his opportunity to do something. After his partner is killed, the case is then transfered to homicide, so he is taken off the case. And he is assigned a new partner, David Ackerman. a cop who has just recently been promoted to detective. But Pulovski feeling as if Strom is his decides to continue pursuing him but Ackerman who tries to play by the rules is not sure what to do, and he is also a little afraid cause of a childhood incident. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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What could a veteran and a rookie cop do this Christmas.


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7 December 1990 (USA)  »

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El principiante  »

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$21,633,874 (USA)
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When Charlie Sheen enters the dry cleaners he says "Handygram for Mr Mongo". This is a reference to Cleavon Little's character in Blazing Saddles, another Warner Brother film. See more »

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When Strom is going up the conveyor belt to the baggage carousel it is moving, but when he gets to the top it is stationary. The belt should be running since the carousel is running. See more »

Quotes

Nick Pulovski: [looking at a Lotus painted a garish neon green] Wanna know what's a crime? Whoever defaced that work of art by painting it that color... ought to have his ass removed.
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Red Zone
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Should you check this movie out? Why the hell not?
18 August 2002 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

"The Rookie" may not be heavy on plot or even very original, but it's a blast! Lots of cool action, lots of cool stunts and a consistently energetic pace that never takes a beat. Clint Eastwood and Charlie Sheen make a great team. Eastwood spouts great one-liners by the second ("If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster"). One of the keys to a good action movie is a good sense of humor, which this movie does not lack. There's a hilarious scene where Sheen points a gun at two attack dogs who were chasing after him. Eastwood comments, "Good job. Now read them their rights." Raul Julia (who will be missed terribly) and Sonia Braga make a great team of villains. Basically, "The Rookie" is good, solid action entertainment. As long as you're not looking to watch "Henry V," you should be very impressed! To quote Eastwood's character, "Why the hell not?"


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