The Rookies is a 2005 American crime drama film directed by John Stockwell, and is based on the 1972-76 television series of the same name created by Rita Lakin. It stars. It was produced by Neal H. Moritz.

In the film, a group of police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department banded together as a former officer commits an abduction of one of the officer's brother and his friends.

The Rookies was released in the United States on September 30, 2005. The film received mixed reviews from critics.





Neal H. Mortiz started developing the film in 2003 after the release of S.W.A.T.. Writers Andrew C. Erin & Alan Mruvka came onboard to write the story while John Stockwell came on board to direct.


The film's production budget cost around $51 million. Filming began in August 2004.


The Rookies was released on September 30, 2005.

Home media

The Rookies was released on DVD on December 26, 2005 and on Blu-Ray on August 15, 2006.


Box office

The Rookies drew in $18 million while playing in 3,211 theaters, with a $11,574 average per theatre on it's Friday opening. The film grossed $38,062,535 on it's opening weekend and peaked at #1. It sold around 150,000 tickets in it's first week of release.

The biggest market in other territories were Japan, United Kingdom, Spain and Germany, where the film grossed $16.9 million, $9.7 million, $7.1 million, $6.47 million respectively.

At the end of its box office run, The Rookies grossed $105,134,650 in North America and $101,300,000 in other territories, resulting in $206,734,650 worldwide gross.

Critical reception

Reception for the movie was mixed. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a "Rotten" rating of 54%, based on 165 reviews, with an average rating of 5.4/10. The site's consensus reads, "A competent, but routine police thriller." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 45 out of 100, based on 35 critics, indicating "Mixed or average reviews".


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Original Soundtrack

Template:Infobox soundtrackThe Rookies Original Soundtrack is the soundtrack to the film. It was released on September 23, 2005, six days before the film's release.

Track listing

Track No. Song Artist
1. "Love Don't Cost a Thing" Jennifer Lopez
2. ""
3. ""
4. ""
5. ""
6. ""
7. ""
8. ""
9. ""
10. ""
11. ""
12. "Dragonfly" Miredys Peguero & Paul Bushnell
13. "Marco Polo" Lowd & Cassie Simone
14. ""
15. ""




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