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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rita Rizzoli
... Mike Marshak
... Carl Jimenez (as Ruben Blades)
... Conrad Kroll
... Lt. Kellerman
... Cecile Jaeger
... Leo Nova
Mike Jolly ... Earl Skinner
... Deputy Getz
... Raphael
... Zack Jaeger
... Denny Miflin
... Frankenstein
... Jimmy Silver
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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An earthquake is about to hit L.A. It's called Detective Rita Rizoli.


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30 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beleza Fatal  »

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$12,046,526
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Trivia

This movie featured a "Make my day" line. This line was popularized in Sudden Impact (1983) and was first used in Vice Squad (1982). Interestingly, co-Screenwriter Dean Riesner has screenwriting credits for Dirty Harry (1971), The Enforcer (1976), and Sudden Impact (1983) (uncredited). This movie was Riesener's final movie writing credit. See more »

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When Whoopi breaks into Kroll's home and catches him swimming nude with nothing but a gold swim cap, it is noticeable that the actor was wearing a gold-colored speedo-type swimsuit for the medium shot. See more »

Quotes

Rita Rizzoli: You know, now that I see you, it raises a question in my mind.
Conrad Kroll: Yeah, what's that?
Rita Rizzoli: Does that come in adult size?
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References Sudden Impact (1983) See more »

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Written and Performed by Debbie Gibson
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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One of the VERY BEST Whoopi Films!
27 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

This film is fantastic, containing action, comedy and drama. Typical 80's style (i.e: Beverley Hill Cop style). Its good to see a comedian based actress playing parts both funny and serious. If you are a Whoopi Goldberg fan, you will not be disappointed.

Alongside Whoopi, Sam Elliott (Mask, Road House) plays a good guy on the wrong side and the chemistry between him and Whoopi shows very well. What makes a good film is when two different style actors/actresses bounce off each other in a positive way.

Also includes the brilliant actor Brad Dourif (Child's Play). Never fails to play an excellent bad guy.

Not going to give much away in this review as you can tell, because the movie speaks for itself... However, if you enjoy a good action film with a side of humour, without all the 'star wars' special effects... Fatal Beauty should be on your list!


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