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The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)

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

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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
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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)  »

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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2.35 : 1
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Harley Jane Kozak was chosen for her role after being passed over for a role on Wiseguy. One of the producers worked on both productions, and really liked her. The only caveat was that she impress Ken Wahl, which she did. See more »

Quotes

Boomer Hayes: [Benitez has crashed his tank into a swimming pool] Touchdown, asshole!
Benitez: It's only half-time, my friend. Half-time!
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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 »


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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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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