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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Sarah
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Cruz
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Laura Ackerman
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Ken Blackwell
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Morales
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Max
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Powell
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,510,056 (USA) (9 December 1990)

Gross:

$21,633,874 (USA)
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Third of four films that co-starred both Sonia Braga and Raul Julia. The movies were The Rookie (1990), Moon Over Parador (1988), The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994) and Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985). See more »

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When Loco is fighting with Sarah in the living room, a crew member wearing a white t-shirt is briefly visible by the front door, as well as one in a green shirt. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: Come on, it won't be that bad.
David Ackerman: Sarah, if I die and go to hell, it'll look like my parents' house.
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Referenced in Tatort: Märchenwald (2004) See more »

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Red Zone
Written by Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens
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nothing we've never seen before, but still fun
9 April 2003 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This movie is a very standard cop buddy action film. A veteran cop is assigned to work with a rookie cop to catch a crook who killed the vet's old partner. This is so standard of action film's but that doesnt matter, its still good mindless fun. I though the action was good in this film, especially the opening car chase, and I thought Eastwood gave s good performance and was even funny at times. I am not a big Charlie Sheen fan but I thought he was ok in this one, and Raul Julia was solid as the bad guy. 3.5/5. Recommended, even though its like so many action film's its very enjoyable.


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