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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

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

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, and for some violence | See all certifications »
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11 October 1991 (USA)  »

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The Taking of Beverly Hills  »

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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

Boomer Hayes: You married?
Ed Kelvin: Nah. My wife left me... for a dentist. Probably better oral sex or something. You know, we're both selfish men, except I'm goin' to jail for it.
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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

What Comes Naturally
Written by Nick Mundy and Antonina Armato
Performed by Sheena Easton
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., One Day I'm Gonna Make It Music, Tom Sturges Music / Chrysalis Music
Courtesy of MCA Records
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very much like die-hard, but in the streets of BH
6 December 2001 | by (chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Ok, is this movie cheesy? well, yeah. But it's one of those films I rented when it first came out and I kind of enjoyed it (come on, the cop is the same guy who played max headroom). It has it's cheesy moments, not to mention parts that aren't believable (would the whole town really be ok with just staying up playing cards in some hotel lobby?), not to mention how they somehow had such an accurate tracking system they knew down to the penny how much loot they stole? Nothing ground breaking here, but still a good film.


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