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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Cast

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Strom
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Liesl
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Eugene Ackerman
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Sarah
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Lt. Raymond Garcia
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Loco Martinez
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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
Lloyd Nelson ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

El principiante  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$21,633,874 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie is widely considered to have, as Dave Kehr of the 'Chicago Tribune' put it, arguably the "most spectacular action sequences [Clint] Eastwood has ever filmed". See more »

Goofs

No police captain would ever disparage an officer who had been shot. The fact that Sheen's character was struck in the back was irrelevant as the criminals who did so intending to murder a fellow officer. Such an outburst would have at the very least resulted in the captain having to apologize to the officer, if not lose his/her position for doing as such. See more »

Quotes

Morales: [to David Ackerman] I saw you die.
Nick Pulovski: Well, welcome to Hell!
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Referenced in La verdadera historia de Barman y Droguin (1991) See more »

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All The Things You Are
Written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
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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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