Clint Eastwood plays a veteran cop who gets stuck with a rookie cop (Charlie Sheen) to chase down a German criminal (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 transferred 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.
“It’s formula stuff with no surprises, a sort of “Lethal Weapon” / “Dirty Harry” hybrid and a disappointing directorial effort by Eastwood, especially considering the substance of his other film projects made around the same time.” – Chris – IMDB
“I honestly expected “The Rookie” to be one of my favorite films, it had everything that I like about an action film. Buddy Cops, Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, action, bad cop, good cop…how can it fail…but it does, it falls flat on his face and there isn’t even anything redeemable about it which is amazing to me!!
” – Robert W. – IMDB