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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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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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The movie was controversial for its depiction of a provocative and unconventional woman-on-man rape sequence with it garnering much publicity. See more »

Goofs

The car driving from the parking garage to the adjacent is simply not possible. The engine for the Mercedes is in the front of the vehicle, yet the car shows no signs of dipping forward as soon as it leave the roof. In fact, the car rises slightly despite the fact that no ramp nor angled drive is present. See more »

Quotes

Morales: [to David Ackerman] I saw you die.
Nick Pulovski: Well, welcome to Hell!
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Features Tarantula (1955) See more »

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All The Things You Are
Written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
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Terrible, terrible, terrible
17 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

There is simply no excuse for how bad this movie is. It would have to rate as one of the worst of all time. It is so bad, in fact, it is almost - but not - laughable. The fact that it has a relatively accomplished cast makes this all the more diappointing. Raul Julia as a German! That's just the start. Clint Eastwood's grip on police reality is completely gone here, and Charlie Sheen is just way out of his depth as a tormented rookie cop. Plus a sex interest that ain't sexy and you wind up with 0. Which is almost what I gave this film. Whatever you do, DO NOT put yourself through the torture of watching this movie - I was begging for the end after 20 mins!


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