Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics police officer with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of "Fatal Beauty" begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike Marshak works for the original owner of the drugs and tries to tell himself that since he does not handle the drugs, he is "clean". Mike becomes Rita's constant companion as the drug hijackers (who are nearly psychotic and very well armed) are hunted, while more and more bodies continue to turn up. Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An earthquake is about to hit L.A. It's called Detective Rita Rizoli.
Did You Know?
This movie stars Whoopi Goldberg
, who is very identifiably African-American but plays a character called Rita Rizzoli, which name is very identifiably Italian. Roger Ebert
has commented that "the Italian name is much remarked upon but never explained". See more
When Whoopi breaks into Kroll's home and catches him swimming nude with nothing but a gold swim cap, it is noticeable that the actor was wearing a gold-colored speedo-type swimsuit for the medium shot. See more
How did it go?
Oh fine if you don't mind getting your ass chewed. Fortunately I have more ass than he's got teeth.
Referenced in Shakedown
On The Edge Of Love
Written by Cynthia Weil
and Scott Cutler
Performed by Miki Howard
Courtesy of Atlantic Records See more