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The Rookie (1990)

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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

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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El principiante See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,510,056, 9 December 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,633,874
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70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (4 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film featured over twice as many stuntmen as it did actors. Held the world record for the biggest ratio of stuntmen/actors. Reportedly, over eighty stuntmen worked on the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Strom is going up the conveyor belt to the baggage carousel it is moving, but when he gets to the top it is stationary. The belt should be running since the carousel is running. See more »

Quotes

David Ackerman: You fucking lied to Garcia.
Nick Pulovski: I didn't lie to him. I just didn't tell him the truth.
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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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Featured in Clint, 'The Rookie' & Me (1990) See more »

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All The Things You Are
Written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
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Worst Eastwood movie ever
23 November 2006 | by leuvers-1See all my reviews

Eastwood should try his hardest to make this one disappear. There was nothing good about this movie at all. Nothing worked. Poor direction, no chemistry between him and Sheen, and just plain blah!!!!!! Clint made a poor choice by being involved in this one. The action sequences were not enjoyable and the rape scene was just plain stupid!! I sometimes wonder if actors recognize a dog prior to the release. I am sure this one was doomed from the start. I cannot see how this one made any money at the box office at all. If it did I am sure it was because of the names involved. I would not waste the time or money on this one. Clint has always been my favorite and everyone is entitled to one bad movie. This one fits the bill. If you rent The Rookie make sure it's the baseball movie with Dennis Quaid!!!!!!


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