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Fatal Beauty (1987)

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Rita is a tough narc cop with a wig for every occasion. Outside a drug heist scene with several bodies and a hardly cut fatal drug, Fatal Beauty, she finds a Kroll Construction van with a dead Kroll employee in it. Who is Kroll?

Director:

Tom Holland

Writers:

Bill Svanoe (story), Hilary Henkin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Rita Rizzoli
Sam Elliott ... Mike Marshak
Rubén Blades ... Carl Jimenez (as Ruben Blades)
Harris Yulin ... Conrad Kroll
John P. Ryan ... Lt. Kellerman
Jennifer Warren ... Cecile Jaeger
Brad Dourif ... Leo Nova
Mike Jolly Mike Jolly ... Earl Skinner
Charles Hallahan ... Deputy Getz
David Harris ... Raphael
James Le Gros ... Zack Jaeger
Neill Barry ... Denny Miflin
Mark Pellegrino ... Frankenstein
Clayton Landey ... Jimmy Silver
Fred Asparagus Fred Asparagus ... Delgadillo
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Storyline

Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics police officer with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure, and packs of "Fatal Beauty" begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike Marshak works for the original owner of the drugs and tries to tell himself that since he does not handle the drugs, he is "clean". Mike becomes Rita's constant companion as the drug hijackers (who are nearly psychotic and very well armed) are hunted, while more and more bodies continue to turn up. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

An earthquake is about to hit L.A. It's called Detective Rita Rizoli.


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beleza Fatal See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,693,714, 1 November 1987

Gross USA:

$12,046,526

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,046,526
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cher was initially signed to star. See more »

Goofs

When Delgadillo says "Look at this. They even stamped the package wrong!" his mouth doesn't match what he is saying. See more »

Quotes

Zack Jaeger: I'm gonna break inside your apartment, and I'm gonna kick your ass, and then maybe for dessert I'll f - - your brains out
Rita Rizzoli: [chokes with laughter] Be still my heart!
Zack Jaeger: You's think this is a lot of talk?
Rita Rizzoli: I hope not, cause you're everything I've ever wanted in a man! I mean really, a snot-nosed little whip-dick, in designer jeans?
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Connections

References Sudden Impact (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Didn't I Blow Your Mind
Written David Frank and Mic Murphy
Performed by The System
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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Witty, But Gritty Knock-Down, Drag-Out, Shoot-Em-Up Cop Flick!
8 April 2007 | by ElswetSee all my reviews

Fatal Beauty has the advantage of allowing Whoopie Goldberg to bounce her keen and cutting wit off Sam Elliott's straight and penetrating gaze. The action is bone-crunching gang-banging blended with South of the Border stylized gun battles, Corporate money, and big drugs.

I particularly like this one for Sam Elliott's prominence. He portrays hired muscle for a corporate big wig, who has no idea what his boss is up to. He also has a hint of a love interest with the star, and I found that delightful. His down to earth personality is perfectly cast, and wittingly executed.

This one always surprises me.

It rates a 7.8/10 on the Buddy Cop Scale from...

the Fiend :.


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