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 <email@example.com>
An earthquake is about to hit L.A. It's called Detective Rita Rizoli.
Did You Know?
This movie was one of two Hollywood pictures with the word "Fatal" in the title and released within about a month of each other during 1987. Fatal Attraction
(1987) was released first in the USA in September and was a box-office hit whilst this movie was released in October and was a box-office flop. It may have been the case that the overwhelming popularity of the earlier released film undercut this movie's market potential due to the overt similarity of their similar "Fatal" titles, making this second attraction a fatal attraction at the box-office. See more
When Delgadillo says "Look at this. They even stamped the package wrong!" his mouth doesn't match what he is saying. See more
What the hell kept ya? Stopped to pick up a a sailor?
Yeah, I almost had one too, but your mother beat me to him.
Referenced in Century of Black Cinema
Written by Sylvester Levay
and Tom Whitlock
Performed by Shannon
Courtesy of Atlantic Records See more