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Fatal Beauty (1987)

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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... See full summary »

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Tom Holland

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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

Gross USA:

$12,046,526
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was released three years after Beverly Hills Cop (1984), a movie, to which it has been very much likened. It was released in the same year as Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). The sequel premiered mid May in the U.S., while this film launched stateside late October. The sequel was a box-office hit, and this film was a box-office failure. See more »

Goofs

When Rizzoli goes into a shop to buy a sandwich it is nighttime, but when she arrives home with the sandwich you can see through the windows of her house that it is daytime outside. See more »

Quotes

Leo Nova: [reveals bulletproof vest after being shot by Rita Rizzoli in the chest] Kevlar, bitch!
Rita Rizzoli: [shoots him again in the throat, sending him crashing into a car windshield] Smith & Wesson, asshole!
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Connections

Referenced in Hierarchy (2009) See more »

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Criminal
Written by Sylvester Levay and Tom Whitlock
Performed by Shannon
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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Cher not Whoopi
30 November 2006 | by frank68See all my reviews

Cher was supposed to play this part and left to be replaced with Whoopi that is probably why this is an odd film. She(Cher ) and Sam Elliott became friendly doing the film "Mask" and wanted to work again. For some unknown reason Cher left at the last minute. Whoopi was "hot" at the time(box office wise) and was offered the part. She should have turned it down. Although she is a good actor,to use her for a part that was tailored for Cher is a bit silly. Proof,once again, that Hollywood producers can make some strange decisions. These events become legendary.Marlon Brando for the "Sundance kid". Thank God cooler heads prevailed.Or,Robert Evans fighting for Alan Delone for the part of Michael in the "Godfather"


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