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?
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
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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 »
Earl Skinner switches the jungle style clips on his Ruger AC556K three times during the final shootout. Essentially loading his gun with an empty clip before he tries to shoot a pinned Rizzoli. See more »
Witty, But Gritty Knock-Down, Drag-Out, Shoot-Em-Up Cop Flick!
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...
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