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The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  11 October 1991 (USA)
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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
Tony Ganios ...
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 »

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

Though the movie is set in Beverly Hills, the majority of the movie was filmed in Mexico. Rodeo Drive was reconstructed out of Styrofoam in a lot outside of Mexico City. See more »

Quotes

Ed Kelvin: [Explaining what it's like being a cop in Beverly Hills] ... You start wondering... Hey what about me I put in the extra hours, I put my life on the line... what about having some the good stuff for me. And yet I keep being told that nowhere in the world cops are paid more than in Beverly Hills... well big fucking deal. This is nowhere else in the word this is Beverly Hills... a depository for the world's greed.
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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

For The Love Of Money
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble), Leon Huff and Anthony Jackson
Performed by The O'Jays
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Courtesy of Sony Music Licensing
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Just Terrible
6 December 2001 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Three things make this movie worth watching; great mullets, Harley Jane Kozak, and lots of explosions. I was actually enthralled by every aspect of this awful production. One would think it was filmed in the early 80's by the cheesy dialogue and generic special effects. Never pay money to watch this! If it is on cable it is worth checking out for a few chuckles.


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