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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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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 ...
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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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$939,277 (USA)
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Trivia

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: 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 »

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Another Sleepless Night
Written by Michael Wilson and Tracey Amos
Performed by Shawn Christopher
Published by Disco Mix Club Ltd. (Administered by WB Music Corp.)
Courtesy of BMG Eurodisc, Ltd. / Arista Records Inc.
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Do not take this movie seriously...
25 January 2017 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

If you love high octane B-Movies, then this one's for you. It's a relentlessly paced onslaught of huge explosions and action that never let's up. It's also highly absurd and totally ridiculous, which is what makes it so great! You really have to suspend all disbelief and just check your brain at the door because common sense was not a factor when writing the scrip. It's dumb, but also so much fun. It wears it's early 90's vibe on it's sleeve (mullets!), and easily one of the most enjoyable Die Hard knockoff's out there, not to mention on a visual level, it looks fantastic. Yeah it may be unintentionally hilarious because of how absurd it is, or how totally ridiculous scenario's are what drive the film forward, but again, it rules because stuff get's blown up on a minute to minute basis and it's kind of hilarious, awesome, and ridiculous all at the same time.

I had to give credit to Ken Wahl on the lead performance as a quarterback football player. To me, whenever I see this movie, it kind of asks me this question... "How can one man go through an entire night of running from the bad guys that are robbing the city of Beverly Hills as if this is some kind of real life-or-death football game all of a sudden?" Well, I don't have the answer to that one just yet.

Overall rating: 6 out of 10.


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