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The Rookie (1990)

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

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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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7 December 1990 (USA)  »

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$21,633,874 (USA)
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Trivia

In the earlier Clint Eastwood film 'The Enforcer', like in this movie, Dirty Harry (Eastwood) was also partnered with a rookie cop, but not a young buck like Charlie Sheen, but a woman, Kate Moore, played by Tyne Daly. See more »

Goofs

Nick's Harley is identified as a 1948 FL. It is actually a 1987-89 FLSTC Heritage Softtail Classic, which bears little resemblance to a '48 Panhead FL. See more »

Quotes

Strom: What made you think that a dumb Polack like you could outsmart someone like me?
Nick Pulovski: Well, it's just that the arrogant fuckin' Kraut like you was in the firing line.
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Little Harry
30 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 1990 Clint Eastwood was obviously more comfortable making films where he gets to shoot people rather than elephants, so it was no surprise, after the failure of 'White Hunter, Black Heart', to find him regressing to yet another formula variation of Dirty You-Know-Who. The plot has only been recycled ninety times before, but the familiar terrain was doubt reassuring to Eastwood fans, for whom character and credibility aren't as important as the number of cars that can be smashed together. Quite a few are totaled in the spectacular opening chase, but after that the film settles into a routine cops-and-robbers caper, with nothing too surprising about it except the revelation that villain Raul Julia and his nympho-psycho-killer girlfriend Sonia Braga are meant to be German. Even the title is misleading, since rookie Charlie Sheen is already a junior vigilante to begin with, and he learns nothing new from his veteran partner except the reckless behavior of a true Hollywood cop.


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