The Rookie

December 7th, 1990


The Rookie

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Clint Eastwood plays a veteran cop who gets stuck with a rookie cop (Charlie Sheen) to chase down a German criminal (Raul Julia.)

Release Year: 1990

Rating: 5.6/10 (11,031 voted)

Director: Clint Eastwood

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia

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.

Writers: Boaz Yakin, Scott Spiegel

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

Release Date: 7 December 1990

Filming Locations: East Los Angeles, California, USA

Gross: $21,633,874 (USA)

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Did You Know?

The movie was to be directed by Craig R. Baxley starring Matthew Modine and Gene Hackman in 1988 but the production was stopped by the Screen Actors Guild strike.

Continuity: 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.

Nick Pulovski: [to Strom] There's gotta be a hundred reasons why I don't blow you away. Right now I can't think of one.

User Review

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I know, I know. "The Rookie" is a critically lambasted action film, and from what I've read from the other IMDb users, it's considered one of the worst films since "Ishtar"! But, I'll cut "The Rookie" some slack, because I happen to enjoy this flick pretty much. Yeah, the dialogue is a bit crappy, especially by Pepe Serna's lines; he jitters while he talks most of the length of time of the movie!

Well anyway, I thought it is a pretty enjoyable cop drama, due to the funny chemistry between Eastwood and Sheen, who do great Mel Gibson/Danny Glover impressions. The action is intense, and the suspense is quite strong, too. "The Rookie" delivers the goods for fans of the action genre, but for those who want a more logical movie, avoid "The Rookie".


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