A veteran detective gets stuck with a rookie cop when in pursuit of a German crook.

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Clint Eastwood

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Eastwood ... Nick Pulovski
Charlie Sheen ... David Ackerman
Raul Julia ... Strom
Sônia Braga ... Liesl (as Sonia Braga)
Tom Skerritt ... Eugene Ackerman
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Sarah
Pepe Serna ... Lt. Raymond Garcia
Marco Rodríguez ... Loco Martinez
Pete Randall Pete Randall ... Cruz
Donna Mitchell ... Laura Ackerman
Xander Berkeley ... Ken Blackwell
Tony Plana ... Morales
David Sherrill ... Max
Hal Williams ... Powell
Lloyd Nelson ... Freeway Motorist
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Storyline

Nick Pulovski (Clint Eastwood) 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 (Raul Julia) is the brains behind a major car theft and chop shop ring, he sees this as his opportunity to do something. After his partner Powell (Hal Williams) 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 (Charlie Sheen). a cop who has just recently been promoted to detective. But Pulovski feeling as if Strom is his, and 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 because of a childhood incident. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Trivia

The son of Clint Eastwood, Kyle, is billed alongside Michael Stevens for writing a song for this movie called "Red Zone". See more »

Goofs

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

Bartender: [while David is burning his bar] You can't do this man! You're a cop! YOU'RE A FUCKING COP!
David Ackerman: [while holding the bartender in a gunpoint] That's right. Or you'll tell me where I can find Loco, or I'll blow you're fucking brains out, and leave you here to burn.
Bartender: I don't know where Loco runs, man.
David Ackerman: BULLSHIT!
Bartender: I swear to the virgin, nobody knows where Loco runs!
David Ackerman: What about Little Felix?
Bartender: 3rd and Howard, he runs a cleaners on 3rd and Howard.
David Ackerman: 3rd and Howard, huh?
[Gives the bartender some money]
David Ackerman: I never did pay you ...
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Alternate Versions

The Australian television version was inconsistently edited for sexual and violent content. The scene between Liesl and Pulovski ends after she explains the purpose of the bullet she wears, yet the full sequence is shown on the video screen later when Ackerman rescues Pulovski. All sequences of 'three bullet death', such as Sarah killing Loco and the "Amateur" shootings of Ackerman and Liesl are reduced to one bullet. The final shooting of Strom is heard but not shown. 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 shakey_jake53See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rookie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,510,056, 9 December 1990

Gross USA:

$21,633,874

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,633,874
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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