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Fatal Beauty (1987)

 -  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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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 »

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When Rizzoli goes into a shop to buy a sandwich it is nighttime, but when she arrives home with the sandwich you can see through the windows of her house that it is daytime outside. See more »

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Carl Jimenez: How did it go?
Rita Rizzoli: Oh fine if you don't mind getting your ass chewed. Fortunately I have more ass than he's got teeth.
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References Running Scared (1986) See more »

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Whoopi's mere presence is reassuring, but film itself is a minefield...
14 April 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Director Tom Holland attempts to bring the "Whoopi Goldberg caper comedy" into a new era by adding more serious, dramatic content, drugs and violence. The picture ends up being a murky hybrid of different styles, with Goldberg cast as a cop in Los Angeles tracking down a narcotics ring dealing in killer drugs (isn't that redundant?). Sub-plot romance between Whoopi and fellow cop Sam Elliott never gets off the ground (mainly because Holland keeps most of this story-thread off the screen), while Goldberg tosses in a few sassy asides to reassure us she hasn't become Dirty Harriet. The end result shows definite signs of post-production tinkering, and very little of it is successful. *1/2 from ****


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