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The Rookie

(1990)

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"He took a new kid and made a hero out of him."


Plot
Features Charlie Sheen as David Ackerman, a recently promoted plain-clothes detective who's lugging around a lot of emotional baggage. He's estranged from his wealthy father (Tom Skerritt) because of his career choice and he's having troubles with his live-in girl friend. David's most upsetting trauma, however, is a result of the accidental death of his brother, an accident for which David was responsible. David has chosen to work in the auto theft division, believing it offers a chance for quick promotion, and ends up as a partner to Nick Pulovski (Eastwood), a former auto race driver who is now a grizzled, mean-spirited veteran cop. The two couldn't be more dissimilar. For their first assignment, David and Nick must team to break up a massive auto theft operation run by Strom (Raul Julia) and his partner Liesel (Sonia Braga).

Trivia
  • The stuntmen working on the film outnumbered the actors by more than 2:1.
  • Look out for a member of the crew as Lara Flynn Boyle struggles with the villains.
  • For some reason Brazilian actor Raul Julia is playing a German character.
  • Kyle Eastwood is credited with writing an original song for the film.

Cast
Nick Pulovski
David Ackerman
Strom
Liesl
Eugene Ackerman
Sarah
Lt. Ray Garcia
Loco
Cruz
Laura Ackerman
Blackwell
Morales
Max
Powell
Freeway motorist
Interrogators
 
 
Wang
Lance
Maitre D'
Waiter
Romano
Bartender
Little Felix
Connie Ling
Alphonse
Captain Hargate
David as a child
David's brother
Heather Torres
Anchorman
Whalen
Vito
Sal
Receptionist
Detective Orrison
Aerial coordinator/pilot
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Clint Eastwood
Charlie Sheen
Raul Julia
Sonia Braga
Tom Skerritt
Lara Flynn Boyle
Pepe Serna
Marco Rodriguez
Pete Randall
Donna Mitchell
Xander Berkeley
Tony Plana
David Sherrill
Hal Williams
Lloyd Nelson
Pat DuVal
Mara Corday
Jerry Schumacher
Matt McKenzie
Joel Polis
Rodger LaRue
Robert Dubac
Anthony Charnota
Jordan Lund
Paul Ben-Victor
Jeanne Mori
Anthony Alexander
Paul Butler
Seth Allen
Coleby Lombardo
Roberta Vasquez
Joe Farago
Robert Harvey
Nick Ballo
Jay Boryea
Marylou Kenworthy
George Orrison
James W. Gavin
Thomas Friedkin
Craig Hosking

Credits
Producers
 
 
Director
Screenplay
 
Director of Photography
Editor
Music
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Howard Kazanjian
Steven Siebert
David Valdes
Clint Eastwood
Boaz Yakin
Scott Speigel
Jack N. Green
Joel Cox
Lennie Niehaus


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