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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
I stared at this movie on the shelf for about 4 weeks before I finally took a chance with it.
Clint Eastwood who directed and starred in The Rookie, plays a cop who looses his partner one night on a bust. Eastwood, swearing revenge, goes after the killers. The next day, he is immediately partnered up with a young and upcoming rookie (Charlie Sheen) and together the two set out to find the killers. The killers, a sneaky group of car thieves, is headed by the late Raul Julia, who plays his role exceptionally well.
Now the title of the film and the name of the director can be very misleading. The Rookie can lead you to expect something different from it, but it turns out to be typical buddy stuff. I think that Raul Julia is totally miscast as a the villain. It is kind of hard to imagine him as a German.
Is The Rookie all bad? Naw. There are quite a few good and funny action scenes. The funniest being Charlie Sheen's second venture into a biker bar. Seeing him constantly yell, "Come on, Motherf**kers, come on!" is absolutely hilarious. Also, the scene where Charlie Sheen drives his motorcycle through the front door of his house to save his girlfriend from one of the bad guys is pretty good too.
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