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The Rookie (1990)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nick Pulovski
... David Ackerman
... Strom
... Liesl (as Sonia Braga)
... Eugene Ackerman
... Sarah
... Lt. Raymond Garcia
... Loco Martinez
Pete Randall ... Cruz
... Laura Ackerman
... Ken Blackwell
... Morales
... Max
... Powell
... Freeway Motorist
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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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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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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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Charlie Sheen enters the dry cleaners he says "Candygram for Mr. Mongo". This is a reference to Cleavon Little's character in Blazing Saddles, another Warner Brothers film. See more »

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In the initial car chase scene, after the Porsche is cut loose from the trailer and causes the backup that makes the yellow cab fly into the air and roll over, the rail used to roll the car is visible. See more »

Quotes

Morales: [to David Ackerman] I saw you die.
Nick Pulovski: Well, welcome to Hell!
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Referenced in Thursday (1998) 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 See 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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