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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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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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Release Date:

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

In a 1991 interview entitled "Firestarter Brazilian actress Sônia Braga brings sizzle to the screen" published in Orange Coast Magazine, actress Braga said of working on this movie, that she had "never done action before" and "had to learn running and kicking and hitting". Braga said, When you act with the director, you don't have any barriers because you're giving and taking at the same time". See more »

Goofs

When Nick Pulovski (Clint Eastwood) is showing his partner, David Ackerman (Charlie Sheen), his collection of motorcycles, Ackerman says of the one bike that it is "a 1967 Triumph TR6". A Triumph TR6 is a sports car, not a motorbike. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Ray Garcia: It's not just a job! It's a fucking adventure!
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Referenced in Law & Order: Criminal Intent: The Unblinking Eye (2005) See more »

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Red Zone
Written by Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens
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THIS MOVIE ROCKS!!!
23 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

What the heck are these people who are putting this movie down talkin about? This movie is a lot of fun, not super original, but still a lot of fun. Its a typical cop buddy movie but still a WELL MADE cop buddy movie. The scene where Charlie Sheen beats the crap out of an entire bar full of scuzball bikers is great! "C'mon, mutherf'ers! C'mon, mutherf'ers! C'mon!" Charlie keeps screaming this like a madman while he beats the bejeezus outta the bikers, and it rocks. Clint Eastwood directed some of his best action scenes in this flick as well. Anyone who likes a good old fashioned Hollywood popcorn roller coaster ride movie with plenty of snappy one liners will definitely dig this underrated gem!


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