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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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$12,046,526 (USA)
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This movie was made and released about three years after Beverly Hills Cop (1984), a movie which it has been very much likened to. It was actually released in the same year as that movie's sequel, Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). The sequel premiered mid-May in the USA whilst this film launched stateside late October. The sequel was a box-office hit whilst this film was a box-office flop. 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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Rita Rizzoli: Now, either you take your time, and get the f - - outta here, or I'm gonna cut your dick off
Cowboy Hat: [petrified] I have to go now...
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Written by Reggie Calloway
Performed by Marc Gordon (as Levert)
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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Female version of Beverly Hills Cop!
4 April 2017 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

"Fatal Beauty" may indeed be a crime/comedy/action flick, but for those who have not seen it, there is a serious underlying message that comes over loud and clear about the potential consequences of taking illegal narcotics. There are no underlying messages in the aforementioned Eddie Murphy films. The most moving part of the film is when Whoopi (Rita Razzoli), gives Sam Elliott (Mike Marshak), her reasons for her dedication in fighting the good fight against the targeted crime boss. If you have not seen the film I will not spoil it here by telling you her reason. See the film for yourself.

Then we have Sam Elliott, who is an excellent if unwilling partner, to begin with. He is actually head of security for the crime boss (Harris Yulin), tasked with keeping Rita from coming to harm and siding with Rita in two well staged gunfights. I also have to mention Rubin Blades, who actually does a good job, playing the role of Rita's somewhat put upon cop partner. All in all, it's one of my favorite films in this field.

Overall rating: 7 out of 10.


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