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Rookies: Season 1 (2009)

Louisiana Rookies , Florida Rookies  |  NR |  DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Louisiana Rookies, Florida Rookies
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Closed-captioned
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: April 28, 2009
  • Run Time: 352 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001L0KHAG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,165 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Rookies: Season 1" on IMDb

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Product Description

Remember your first day at your new job? Now imagine it as a police officer. ROOKIES, a new unscripted series from A&E, puts viewers in the squad car as each new graduate heads out on patrol for the first time.

Shot on location in Louisiana's Jefferson Parish and Tampa, Florida, ROOKIES reveals an aspect of police work you don't usually see - real officers, fresh out of the police academy, learning the ropes during a 12-week street patrol. Each week viewers will go along for the ride as field training officers coach the rookies on what it takes to survive the situations they'll encounter on tough city streets. These veteran cops will impart experience and skills that can make the difference between life and death.

Some of the rookies will have what it takes - and others will be asking themselves if they can take the heat in one of the most challenging jobs in America.

BONUS FEATURES: Additional Footage (2 Featurettes "Jefferson Parish" and "Tampa")

DISC 1 - TAMPA (8 episodes, approx 176 mins. + bonus):

  • 10/21/08 Tampa: Class Begins (#1) (series premiere)
  • 10/28/08 Tampa: Size Doesn't Matter (#2)
  • 11/4/08 Tampa: The Birth of a Rookie (#3)
  • 11/11/08 Tampa: A Deer in Headlights (#4)
  • 11/18/08 Tampa: There's a New FTO in Town (#5)
  • 11/25/08 Tampa: It's a "Deadly" Profession (#6)
  • 12/2/08 Tampa: Finding the Cop Voice (#7)
  • 12/2/08 Tampa: Command Presence (#8)

DISC 2 - JEFFERSON PARISH (8 episodes, approx. 176 mins. + bonus):

  • 10/21/08 Jefferson: The Shootout (#1)
  • 10/28/08 Jefferson: One More Time (#7)
  • 11/4/08 Jefferson: My Name on a Plaque (#8)
  • 11/11/08 Jefferson: Toy Gun (#3)
  • 11/18/08 Jefferson: Riding Solo (#4)
  • 11/25/08 Jefferson: Rookie Love (#5)
  • 12/2/08 Jefferson: The Lost Rookie (#2)
  • 12/2/08 Jefferson: Step Up Or Step Off (#6)

Customer Reviews

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Already have my copy!!! March 13, 2009
Okay, how am I reviewing this DVD before its release date?

To be frank, I purchased this two disc set directly from A&E Home Video Store at a higher price about a month ago and found it to be one of the most watchable, entertaining, and fascinating looks into the true crime
genre that A&E and Discovery have been producing over the past twenty years.

You can feel the frustration, the sense of impending danger, the disappointments, and the heartfelt emotions of these young American rookie police officers as they are individually put through the paces of a patrol officer by their "FTO's" [field training officers].

You will find yourself laughing, cringing, and even questioning your own sensibilities as to how YOU would handle some of these everyday situations that face the everyday street cop on the beat.

Between "Brooklyn Homicide North", the newly released "Crime 360" and now this series, "The Rookies", these television DVD's will be long remembered as the Golden Era of True Crime documentary entertainment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC! September 9, 2009
I adored this show. I enjoy a lot of cop shows but this may be my favorite. It's hard not to feel sorry for the new guys and girls who have entered this completely different world of policing and who have plenty of awkward moments. The end of every episode has a little "zinger" that gets you every time. It was a superb season and I only hope that they will make more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Lainee
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I purchased this DVD for a high school class that I'm teaching which focuses on Public Safety. "Rookies" is a realistic account of what it must be like to put on that duty belt and uniform for the first time, and get in a patrol car. The insight provided by the rookies being followed in Tampa, FL and Jefferson Parish, LA are candid, frank, and eye-opening. The training that's discussed is helpful for anyone who knows an officer, and would like to get an idea about what new officers have to experience. Great show.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 3, 2014
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My students enjoy watching the episodes!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best police show, by far August 21, 2013
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Fantastic show that really shows you the FTO process inside and out. Also the dvds have some good special features with behind-the-scenes stuff and some pranks the officers played on each other. If only this show ran for more than one season.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best show ever made August 17, 2013
By roenigk
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This was a great show that they need to bring back on air. It is much better than cops any day
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