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Fatal Beauty (1987)

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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30 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Beauté fatale  »

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$12,046,526 (USA)
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Tom Holland, the director of FATAL BEAUTY and FRIGHT NIGHT, had the movie poster for his previous film showing in one of the background scenes where two dope dealers are coming out of a movie theater. 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 »

Quotes

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 Sudden Impact (1983) See more »

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On The Edge Of Love
Written by Cynthia Weil and Scott Cutler
Performed by Miki Howard
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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Witty, But Gritty Knock-Down, Drag-Out, Shoot-Em-Up Cop Flick!
8 April 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

Fatal Beauty has the advantage of allowing Whoopie Goldberg to bounce her keen and cutting wit off Sam Elliott's straight and penetrating gaze. The action is bone-crunching gang-banging blended with South of the Border stylized gun battles, Corporate money, and big drugs.

I particularly like this one for Sam Elliott's prominence. He portrays hired muscle for a corporate big wig, who has no idea what his boss is up to. He also has a hint of a love interest with the star, and I found that delightful. His down to earth personality is perfectly cast, and wittingly executed.

This one always surprises me.

It rates a 7.8/10 on the Buddy Cop Scale from...

the Fiend :.


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