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The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)

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A group of embittered ex-cops use a chemical spill to raid the banks and homes of Beverly Hills.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Boomer Hayes
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Ed Kelvin
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Laura Sage
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Robert Masterson
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Varney (as Lee Ving James)
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Benitez
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Chief Healy
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L.A. Cop at Roadblock
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Mitchell Sage
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Cop / Thief #1 (as Michael Kehoe)
Mark Haining ...
Cop / Thief #2
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Cop / Thief #3
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EPA Man
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Coach
Raymond Singer ...
Mr. Tobeason
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Storyline

A chemical spill has caused the occupants of Beverly Hills to be forcibly evacuated. A retiring football player left behind, finds that the toxic gas emulating from the spill is a bogus front for a heist set up by fired police officers out to plunder the city of all its valuables. Finding himself siding with a corrupt cop who was once apart of the plan until he discovered the city's mayor had just been blown away, by one of the chief crooks in charge. Now both on the run with no help in sight...both must do whatever they can to stop these murderous looters. Written by ????

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Taglines:

The richest city in the world. Shut down. Ripped off. Blown up. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, and for some violence | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

11 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boomer: The Taking of Beverly Hills  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$939,277 (USA)
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Trivia

Orion Pictures was originally set to release the film in the summer of 1991 but they fell into bankruptcy before the film could see the light of day. Columbia Pictures eventually picked the picture up and gave it a small, and brief, run in the fall of 1991. See more »

Quotes

Benitez: Did you know that human being's only natural defense is the use of his intelligence? But you wouldn't know a fucking thing about that, would you, Varney?
Varney: Kinda leaves you unarmed doesn't it, Benitez?
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the credits scrolls over a scene, showing Boomer coaching kids football. Ed drives up in flashy Sports car wearing expensive casual clothes and sporting shades. Boomer is seen talking to the kids who suddenly rush and chase Ed through the park. See more »

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Referenced in Psych: Death Is in the Air (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Get It On
Written by Marvin Gaye and Ed Townsend (as Edward Townsend)
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Published by Jobete Music Co., Inc. and Stone Diamond Music Corporation
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
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A poor Die Hard remake

I remember when I walked into the video store when this movie first came out and how excited I was to see it. I had been such a great fan of Die Hard and I have always been a fan of the one good guy against a billion bad guy type of movies. Well, I am sorry to day that this movie is bad. The plot is extremely unrealistic. The special effects are elementary and the acting is very, very, very bad. But it is still fun to watch one guy go up against an army. If you are a real fan of the genre then I would suggest renting this. If you are a so-so fan or less. Find sometihng worth while.


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