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The Rookie ** (1990, Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, Tom Skerritt, Lara Flynn Boyle, Pepe Serna, Mara Corday) – Classic Movie Review 4113

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Director Clint Eastwood’s violent, nasty 1990 police thriller stars Eastwood yet again as Nick Pulovski, a maverick short-tempered veteran LA cop (absolutely not Dirty Harry!) determined to find the man who murdered his former partner. He teams up with a wealthy, quiet, clean-cut rookie new partner David Ackerman (Charlie Sheen), who is haunted by guilt over his brother’s death. The duo come up against a German criminal called Strom.

Eastwood directs vigorously, throwing in the whole A-Z gamut catalogue of car chases, killings and stunts.

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The Rookie is routine, reprehensible and often ridiculous but it is energetically acted and made, and does provide some basic thriller entertainment.

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Down on their luck co-stars Raul Julia and Sonia Braga play the German bad guys Strom and Liesl recklessly, like there’s no tomorrow. Eastwood’s friend and Tarantula co-star Mara Corday has her fourth and last support role in one of his movies, as interrogator number 2.

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Also in the cast are Tom Skerritt, Lara Flynn Boyle, Pepe Serna, Marco Rodriguez, Pete Randall, Donna Mitchell, Hal Williams, Xander Berkeley, Tony Plana and David Sherrill.

© Derek Winnert 2016 Classic Movie Review 4113

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