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Terror in Beverly Hills (1989)

The president's daughter is held for ransom in Beverly Hills by a group of middle eastern terrorists. Retired special forces agent and karate master, Hack Stone, is sent on a risky operation to get her back.

Director:

John Myhers

Writers:

Simon Bibiyan (story), John Myhers (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Stallone ... Hack Stone
Behrouz Vossoughi ... Abdul
Cameron Mitchell ... Captain Stills
William Smith ... U.S. President
Ron Waldron Ron Waldron ... Derrick
Lysa Heslov ... Margaret (as Lysa Hayland)
Shahurad Vossughi Shahurad Vossughi ... Mohammed
Ali Farshad Ali Farshad ... Ali
Gail Holt Gail Holt ... Azizeh
Shishir Shishir ... Soleim
Roy Sartipi Roy Sartipi ... Pierre
Bahram Goudarzi Bahram Goudarzi ... Reza
Muneer Katchi Muneer Katchi ... Abbas (as Muneer Mansour)
Pierre Mzadeh Pierre Mzadeh ... Houssein
Brian Leonard Brian Leonard ... Tony Motta
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The president's daughter is held for ransom in Beverly Hills by a group of middle eastern terrorists. Retired special forces agent and karate master, Hack Stone, is sent on a risky operation to get her back.

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They brought terrorism to our streets. Only one man could stop them. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Featured in Rob Hill's The Bad Movie Bible. See more »

Goofs

Hack Stone is said to be a Green Beret (US Army), but a photo of Hack Stone has him wearing a Marine Corps uniform. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Stills: Will you close the f*king doors?
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STALLONE! - sorry, it's the other one
25 August 2005 | by udar55See all my reviews

Often the symbol of decadence, Beverly Hills took a cinematic beating in the early 90s through films like THE TAKING OF BEVERLY HILLS (1991) and this cheap Frank Stallone action flick. Actually, calling it "cheap" is an insult to cheap films. This film is on the level of Al Adamson cheap. We're talking one long shot of a white limo driving down the road while characters voice over as much exposition dialogue that the shot will allow cheap. So cheap that a bomb consists of nothing more than a lump of clay with a digital watch face pressed in it. And yes, so cheap that William Smith's trademark gravely voice is dubbed. You get the point. Yet at the same time, they managed to shoot on location in Israel for the opening.

Top billed Stallone stars as Hack Stone (yes, Hack Stone), but only appears in roughly 10 minutes of the first hour of the film. A majority of the time spent concentrating on Abdul (Vassoughi) and his Palestinian terrorist group as they hide out in an old bean factory. TERROR tries hard to elicit the thrills of DIE HARD but on a stretched budget of $10. When Stallone finally shows up for work in the last half hour, he enters the abandoned factory with only a rope and an M-16. I guess anything else would be unnecessary. And he manages to take out the entire terrorist unit without even using the rope! The film's sole highlight is the completely foul mouthed, over the top performance by Cameron Mitchell. As Police Capt. Stills, Mitchell seems to be making it up as he goes along, to great effect. While holding a press conference, an airplane flies overhead and Mitchell stops what he is saying to mutter, "Goddamn airplane!" Later he yells at a plain clothes cop, "Who the f#*k told you to wear that outfit?" When the cop replies, "You did," Mitchell barks out, "Well you know I have no f#*king sense of style!" Then again, maybe it was scripted that way. The screenplay by director Myhers (who co-scripted the Don Knotts/Tim Conway vehicles THE PRIZE FIGHTER and THE PRIVATE EYES) is laughable. "Come on man, don't be an a#*hole," utters Stallone when he finally confronts Abdul.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1991 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Peacock Films See more »
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