The Rookie [Blu-ray] [1990]

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  • Release Date: 06/01/2010
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (31 out of 32)

Special Features


  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


The Rookie
In return for Warner Bros. greenlighting his pet project White Hunter, Black Heart (1990), Clint Eastwood directed and starred in this more commercial film, an action caper about a mismatched pair of auto theft cops. Eastwood is grizzled veteran detective Nick Pulovski, who's determined to bring down the chop-shop operation being run by a pair of German crooks, Strom (Raul Julia) and Liesl (Sonia Braga). Although he's been officially removed from the case and partnered with a green, recently promoted detective, David Ackerman (Charlie Sheen), the hard-drinking Nick's not about to let the car thieves get away with murder. David, in the meanwhile, is dealing with his own issues, including the death of his brother (for which he was responsible), his unhappy girlfriend Sarah (Lara Flynn Boyle) and his estrangement from his wealthy father Eugene (Tom Skerritt). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood - Nick Pulovski
  • Charlie Sheen
    Charlie Sheen - David Ackerman
  • Raul Julia
    Raul Julia - Strom
  • Sonia Braga
    Sonia Braga - Liesel
  • Tom Skerritt
    Tom Skerritt - Eugene Ackerman



Customer rating

4.2
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Eastwood and Sheen do the buddy cop thing in HD!

    Posted
    ragnar
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    One of my personal favorites of Eastwoods. While not in the league of Unforgiven, MIllion Dollar Baby or Gran Torino, it's a well done action flick that features some great stunt work and has some pretty snappy one-liners. It doesn't reinvent the buddy cop genre by any means but it's a nice textbook example of the genre. The disc, while not reference quality, features a DTS-HD MA 5.1 remix with a very wide front soundstage. However, surround sound effects are not as enveloping as the current crop of action films. Visually the disc has a decent 1080p widescreen transfer that is serviceable and a decent upgrade from the DVD. Unfortunately, like most of the Eastwood blu-rays from Warner, special features are nonexistent except for the theatrical trailer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Rookie

    Posted
    TimmyG84
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    My favorite Clint Eastwood action film features some of the most outrageous and spectacular sequences in his long, legendary career. The Rookie pairs Eastwood with Charlie Sheen (pre-winning) and it's a blast from start to finish. An underrated buddy movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun Movie!

    Posted
    jetfilms2
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    Everything about this movie points to good. Clint Eastwood, action, humor, etc. Even Charlie Sheen is pretty good in this. But it's one of those throw out there blu rays to cash in on, because three are no features except a trailer. But over all fun film!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Personal fav...

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    Gstuff
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    Little known, and awesome early Eastwood directed film that is gritty and has an awesome supporting cast. Especially a great villiam couple played by the late Raul Julia and Sonia Braga....love this movie

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buddy film.

    Posted
    HitMan76
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    Clint Eastwood does it again with his always great direction of films. It has action, humor and story. I've been on the look out for this movie for years. Another reason I love Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost classic

    Posted
    Jeff79
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    Funny that I don't even remember hearing about this movie until recently. Charlie Sheen and Clint Eastwood are great. Another fun action movie with lots of laughs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the best of Clint's films.

    Posted
    moviebuff
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    If you are a Clint Eastwood then this movie is for you. Good interplay between him and Charlie Sheen but generally the acting is sub par for the entire cast.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Rookie Proves More Eastwood - Sheen Fun!

    Posted
    BARCHIE
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    This film done early on in Charlie Sheen's career is a great mixing of two different personalities that combine well for this film A fun outing.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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