The Rookie (1990 film)

The Rookie (1990 Film)

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The Rookie is a 1990 American buddy cop/action film directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Howard G. Kazanjian, Steven Siebert and David Valdes. It was written from a screenplay conceived by Boaz Yakin and Scott Spiegel. The film stars Charlie Sheen, Clint Eastwood, Raúl Juliá, Sônia Braga, Lara Flynn Boyle and Tom Skerritt. Eastwood plays a veteran police officer teamed up with a younger detective played by Sheen (the rookie of the title), whose intent is to take down a German crime lord in downtown Los Angeles following months of investigation into his illegal activities.

The film is notable for its unconventional female-on-male rape scene by a statuesque cocaine-sniffing seductress. Shot entirely on location in California during the spring of 1990, the film is distinctly remembered for its elaborate pyrotechnics and extravagant commanding theatrics. The film crew's reliance on expensive sets and elaborate stunt equipment outweighed the need for utilizing extensive CGI special effects during production. Distributed by Warner Bros., the film never spawned a sequel.

The Rookie premiered in theaters nationwide in the United States and Canada on December 7, 1990 grossing $21,633,874 in ticket receipts. The film was overshadowed by the continuing success of Home Alone; which opened in theaters three weeks earlier, but ended up being one of the top 100 highest grossing films of all time. Although considered a mild financial success, The Rookie was met with generally...
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