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Fatal Beauty (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  30 October 1987 (USA)
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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"... See full summary »

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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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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An earthquake is about to hit L.A. It's called Detective Rita Rizoli.


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$12,046,526 (USA)
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This movie features a "Make my day" line. This type of line was popularized in the Dirty Harry movie Sudden Impact (1983) and was apparently first used in this type of cop movie in Vice Squad (1982). Interestingly, co-scriptwriter Dean Riesner has screen-writing credits for Dirty Harry (1971) and its sequels The Enforcer (1976) and Sudden Impact (1983) (uncredited). Fatal Beauty (1987) was Riesener's final movie writing credit. See more »

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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 »

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Deputy Getz: Hey Rizzoli, you ever get it doggy style?
Rita Rizzoli: No, but tell me, what's it like?
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References Running Scared (1986) See more »

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Another Fatal Flaw From Whoopi.
12 December 2003 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

Whoopi fails again in this preposterous film in which she plays a narcotics cop who takes on a gang of drug hijackers by making disguises that are just plain silly. But that's nothing compared to the film's sophomoric humor and a pointless plot. A pure waste of a movie that even makes BURGLAR look good. Quite possibly the worst of Whoopi's films.

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