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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.

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John Myhers

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

Credited cast:
Joe Davis ... FBI Agent Mitchell
Lysa Heslov ... Margaret (as Lysa Hayland)
Muneer Katchi Muneer Katchi ... Abbas (as Muneer Mansour)
Brian Leonard Brian Leonard ... Tony Motta
Richard Marks Richard Marks ... Policemen
Cameron Mitchell ... Capt. Stills
Bonita Money ... Beverly Hills Diva
Sam Sako ... Behrouz's Bodyguard
William Smith ... President
Frank Stallone ... Hack Stone
Ingrid Vold Ingrid Vold ... Jane Stone
Behrouz Vossoughi ... Abdul
Shahurad Vossughi Shahurad Vossughi ... Mohammed
Ron Waldron Ron Waldron ... Derrick
Debbie Welter Debbie Welter ... Nude Dancer
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Peacock Films See more »
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When Derrick the police officer arrests the street hustler and throws him into the police car, the handcuffs are visibly not on both wrists. See more »

Quotes

Frenchie, Helicopter Pilot: [to Crystal, Police Dispatcher] Uh this is Chopper Fourteen. I think I've spotted the white limo out here uh by the old bean factory...
Crystal, Police Dispatcher: Ten-four Chopper Fourteen.
[dials Tony Motta, News Anchor]
Tony Motta, News Anchor: [picking up hotline phone on news set] Tony Motta. Yes, Crystal...
Crystal, Police Dispatcher: [to Tony] The terrorists have the President's daughter in the old bean factory off the 101.
Tony Motta, News Anchor: Yes! Fabulous! Fantastic! Thanks hon' the check's in the mail!
[quickly exits news set, stage left]
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I don't want to wake up one morning to find out that were dirtier then they are!
28 May 2005 | by sol1218See all my reviews

**SPOILERS** Angered at the Israeli Government interning 55 suspected terrorists Palestinian terror honchos Abdual & Muhammed, how's that for originality, plan to kidnap the President of the United States' daughter Margaret and threaten to kill her if he doesn't get the Israeli Government to release the 55 "Arab brothers" from jail pronto, which is 12 hours.

Staking out this fancy clothing boutique on the swanky Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills the terrorists make their move. Taking out all the secret service men protecting Margaret, who was there shopping, as well as a number of customers in the store. Everything went like clock-work with the only drawback being Muhammed getting shot and wounded by a dying secret service man.

With time running out and the L.A police chief stills not being able to do anything to save Margaret one of his men entered the terrorist hide-out posing as a doctor to treat Muhammed only to be exposed and murdered by the terrorists. Abdul now puts plan II into operation by having a number of his gang members grab the wife and son of former Marine commando Hack, the Hacker, Stone to get Hack drawn into the fray.

You see Hack and Abdul were good friends a while ago in their role as CIA commandos and assassins and once they captured four terrorists in a fire-fight in the Syrian Desert. Abdul wanting to kill the four but was persuaded by Hack to let them live in order to get, or beat, information out of them. As it turned out two of the terrorists escaped and later murdered Abduls family and he's had it in for Hack, who he held responsible for the killings, ever since.

It's not only Abdul who want's Hack to be sent to rescue Margaret, in order to kill him, it's the President himself who realizes that the L.A cops FBI ATF and SWAT teams are helpless to do the job and invokes the "Nuclear Option" by personally getting Hack, brother of Rocky & Rambo, Stone to do the impossible which in Hack's case is just routine.

The terrorists who at first held all the cards start to fall apart from a combination of their own arrogance and stupidity. First getting creamed by the L.A police who stormed the beach-house where they were holding Hack's wife and young son. Then back in the hideout they blew their golden opportunity of pulling off this well thought-out scheme. That's when one of the terrorists got so horny that he tried to rape Margaret, by untying her, and thus allowing her to make a run for it. Hack slowly working his way into the terrorists hideout, an abandoned bean factory,takes out all the bad guys leaving only him and Abdul to duke it out at the conclusion of the movie.

Frank Stallone who's not as well known and popular as his famous older brother action hero Sylvester is effective in the fight scenes that he's in and his diction and command of the English language is much better then that of Sly's.

The movie "Terror in Beverly Hills" is only just average with nothing that you haven't seen before in that type of film. What I found really interesting in the movie was the acting of Careron Mitchell as the L.A police Captain Stills who was on the verge of having a breakdown. Not just from the stress of the terrorists kidnapping and threatening to murder Margaret but how he was consistently harassed by the local TV news anchorman and his film crew all throughout the movie. Those jerks were a bigger danger to the president's daughter as well as the police and government authorities, not to mention Hack, risking their lives to save her then even the terrorists were!


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