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
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An earthquake is about to hit L.A. It's called Detective Rita Rizoli.
Did You Know?
The meaning and relevance of this movie's title is that it refers to a new deadly tainted type of PCP-laced crack cocaine called "Fatal Beauty". There is also a suggestion from the film's main movie posters that Goldberg's central cop character is a fatal beauty i.e. a cop that can be fatal. Moreover, this film represents an instance where a picture's title is also its movie MacGuffin. 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
[reveals bulletproof vest after being shot by Rita Rizzoli in the chest
[shoots him again in the throat, sending him crashing into a car windshield
Smith & Wesson, asshole!
References Running Scared
Written by Sylvester Levay
and Tom Whitlock
Performed by Shannon
Courtesy of Atlantic Records See more