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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)
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Cop / Thief #3
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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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Boomer Hayes, football's hottest quarterback, is in for the night of his life. Because tonight, Beverly Hills is up for grabs and it's up to Boomer to stop the biggest heist in history. 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the course of the film, a tank is seen to crash through walls. There are a total of thirty seven damaged walls. The actor Ken Wahl who portrayed Boomer, was thirty seven years old at the time of this films release. His surname is also phonetically similar to the word wall. See more »

Quotes

Benitez: [Chasing Boomer in his Swat tank] Your ass is mine now quater back
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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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Be Thankful For What You Got
Written by William DeVaughn
Performed by Peter Blakeley
Published by Purple Records Distributing Corp., Fun City Music Corp. and Delicious Apple Music Corp.
Produced by Andrew Gold
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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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