The Rookie (1990)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama

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A veteran detective gets stuck with a rookie cop when in pursuit of a German crook.




  • Clint Eastwood and Raul Julia in The Rookie (1990)
  • Clint Eastwood in The Rookie (1990)
  • Clint Eastwood in The Rookie (1990)
  • Charlie Sheen in The Rookie (1990)
  • Charlie Sheen in The Rookie (1990)
  • Clint Eastwood and Charlie Sheen in The Rookie (1990)

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30 August 1999 | crewcut6
"Got a light?"
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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,510,056 9 December 1990

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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