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The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)

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A group of embittered ex-cops use a chemical spill to raid the banks and homes of Beverly Hills.

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writers:

Sidney J. Furie (story), Rick Natkin (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Wahl ... Boomer Hayes
Matt Frewer ... Ed Kelvin
Harley Jane Kozak ... Laura Sage
Robert Davi ... Robert Masterson
Lee Ving ... Varney (as Lee Ving James)
Branscombe Richmond ... Benitez
Lyman Ward ... Chief Healy
Michael Bowen ... L.A. Cop at Roadblock
William Prince ... Mitchell Sage
Michael G. Kehoe ... Cop / Thief #1 (as Michael Kehoe)
Mark Haining Mark Haining ... Cop / Thief #2
Jason Blicker ... Cop / Thief #3
Tony Ganios ... EPA Man
Ken Swofford ... Coach
Raymond Singer ... Mr. Tobeason
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Storyline

A chemical spill has caused the occupants of Beverly Hills to be forcibly evacuated. A retiring football player left behind, finds that the toxic gas emulating from the spill is a bogus front for a heist set up by fired police officers out to plunder the city of all its valuables. Finding himself siding with a corrupt cop who was once apart of the plan until he discovered the city's mayor had just been blown away, by one of the chief crooks in charge. Now both on the run with no help in sight...both must do whatever they can to stop these murderous looters. Written by ????

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Taglines:

The richest city in the world. Shut down. Ripped off. Blown up. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, and for some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boomer: The Taking of Beverly Hills See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$939,277
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nelson Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Sidney J. Furie had worked with Screenwriters Rick Natkin and David Fuller on the script along with David J. Burke. Eventually all three were fired but the studio brought back Burke during the production to complete the filming. See more »

Quotes

Ed Kelvin: [Having just shot dead a fellow looter] There wasn't suppose to be any blood.
Boomer Hayes: [In disbelief] All these guys with guns and no-one suppose to get hurt?
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the credits scrolls over a scene, showing Boomer coaching kids football. Ed drives up in flashy Sports car wearing expensive casual clothes and sporting shades. Boomer is seen talking to the kids who suddenly rush and chase Ed through the park. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Psych: Death Is in the Air (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Epic
Written by Faith No More
Performed by Faith No More
Published by Big Thrilling Music / Vomit God Music
Courtesy of Slash Records / Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Do not take this movie seriously...
25 January 2017 | by pzivojinovicSee all my reviews

If you love high octane B-Movies, then this one's for you. It's a relentlessly paced onslaught of huge explosions and action that never let's up. It's also highly absurd and totally ridiculous, which is what makes it so great! You really have to suspend all disbelief and just check your brain at the door because common sense was not a factor when writing the scrip. It's dumb, but also so much fun. It wears it's early 90's vibe on it's sleeve (mullets!), and easily one of the most enjoyable Die Hard knockoff's out there, not to mention on a visual level, it looks fantastic. Yeah it may be unintentionally hilarious because of how absurd it is, or how totally ridiculous scenario's are what drive the film forward, but again, it rules because stuff get's blown up on a minute to minute basis and it's kind of hilarious, awesome, and ridiculous all at the same time.

I had to give credit to Ken Wahl on the lead performance as a quarterback football player. To me, whenever I see this movie, it kind of asks me this question... "How can one man go through an entire night of running from the bad guys that are robbing the city of Beverly Hills as if this is some kind of real life-or-death football game all of a sudden?" Well, I don't have the answer to that one just yet.

Overall rating: 6 out of 10.


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