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Fatal Beauty (1987)

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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?

Director:

Tom Holland

Writers:

Bill Svanoe (story), Hilary Henkin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Rita Rizzoli
Sam Elliott ... Mike Marshak
Rubén Blades ... Carl Jimenez (as Ruben Blades)
Harris Yulin ... Conrad Kroll
John P. Ryan ... Lt. Kellerman
Jennifer Warren ... Cecile Jaeger
Brad Dourif ... Leo Nova
Mike Jolly Mike Jolly ... Earl Skinner
Charles Hallahan ... Deputy Getz
David Harris ... Raphael
James Le Gros ... Zack Jaeger
Neill Barry ... Denny Miflin
Mark Pellegrino ... Frankenstein
Clayton Landey ... Jimmy Silver
Fred Asparagus 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An earthquake is about to hit L.A. It's called Detective Rita Rizoli.


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatal Beauty See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,693,714, 1 November 1987

Gross USA:

$12,046,526

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,046,526
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Australian VHS rental tape came with a Government-endorsed anti-drug ad that played before the start of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Rizzoli goes into a shop to buy a sandwich it is nighttime, but when she arrives home with the sandwich you can see through the windows of her house that it is daytime outside. 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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Whoopi's mere presence is reassuring, but film itself is a minefield...
14 April 2007 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Director Tom Holland attempts to bring the "Whoopi Goldberg caper comedy" into a new era by adding more serious, dramatic content, drugs and violence. The picture ends up being a murky hybrid of different styles, with Goldberg cast as a cop in Los Angeles tracking down a narcotics ring dealing in killer drugs (isn't that redundant?). Sub-plot romance between Whoopi and fellow cop Sam Elliott never gets off the ground (mainly because Holland keeps most of this story-thread off the screen), while Goldberg tosses in a few sassy asides to reassure us she hasn't become Dirty Harriet. The end result shows definite signs of post-production tinkering, and very little of it is successful. *1/2 from ****


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