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FULL SYNOPSIS

In return for Warner Bros. greenlighting his pet project (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

  • Release date:December 7, 1990

Cast

Clint Eastwood
as Nick Pulovski
Charlie Sheen
as David Ackerman
Raul Julia
as Strom
Sonia Braga
as Liesel
Tom Skerritt
as Eugene Ackerman
Lara Flynn Boyle
as Sarah
Pepe Serna
as Lieut. Ray Garcia
Marco Rodriguez
as Loco
Pete Randall
as Cruz
Seth Allen
as David, as a Child
Nick Ballo
as Vito
Paul Ben-Victor
as Little Felix
Jay M. Boryea
as Sal
Paul Butler
as Capt. Hargate
Anthony Charnota
as Romano
Mara Corday
Robert Dubac
as Waiter
Joe Farago
as Anchorman
Robert Harvey
as Whalen
Roger LaRue
as Maitre d'
Coleby Lombardo
as David's Brother
Jordan Lund
as Bartender
Jeanne Mori
as Connie Ling
Lloyd Nelson
as Freeway Motorist
George Orrison
Joel Polis
as Lance
Roberta Vasquez
as Heather Torres
James W. Gavin
Craig Hosking
Matt McKenzie
as Wang
Donna Mitchell
as Laura Ackerman
Tony Plana
as Morales
David Sherrill
as Max
Hal Williams
as Powell
Xander Berkeley
as Blackwell
Tony Plana
as Morales
Roberta Vasquez
as Heather Torres
Robert Dubac
as Waiter
Roger LaRue
as Maitre d'
Seth Allen
as David, as a Child
Matt McKenzie
as Wang
Anthony Charnota
as Romano
Paul Ben-Victor
as Little Felix
Nick Ballo
as Vito
Joel Polis
as Lance
Jordan Lund
as Bartender
Jeanne Mori
as Connie Ling
Joe Farago
as Anchorman
Hal Williams
as Powell
Donna Mitchell
as Laura Ackerman
David Sherrill
as Max
Coleby Lombardo
as David's Brother
Jay M. Boryea
as Sal
Lloyd Nelson
as Freeway Motorist
Robert Harvey
as Whalen
Paul Butler
as Capt. Hargate

Crew

Clint Eastwood
Director
Boaz Yakin
Screenwriter
Scott Spiegel
Screenwriter
Jack N. Green
Cinematographer
Joel Cox
Editor
Judy Cammer
Production Designer
Ed Verreaux
Art Director
Howard Kazanjian
Co-producer
David Valdes
Co-producer
Steven Siebert
Co-producer
Dawn Snyder
Set Designer
Deborah Hopper
Costume Designer
Glenn Wright
Costume Designer
John Frazier
Special Effects
Terry J. Leonard
Stunts
Mario Roberts
Stunts
Ralph Gulko
Makeup
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