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Fatal Beauty (1987)




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Movie Info

In this action-packed crime film, undercover detective Rita Rizzoli (Whoopi Goldberg) is on a mission to uncover the mastermind behind a large drug ring pushing a killer batch of cocaine.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Dean Riesner, Deric Washburn, Hilary Henkin, Bill Svanoe
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 6, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment


Whoopi Goldberg
as Rita Rizzoli
Sam Elliott
as Mike Marshak
Ruben Blades
as Carl Jimenez
Brad Dourif
as Leo Nova
Cheech Marin
as Bartender
Harris Yulin
as Conrad Kroll
John P. Ryan
as Lt. Kellerman
Jennifer Warren
as Cecile Jaeger
Mike Jolly
as Earl Skinner
Charles Hallahan
as Deputy Getz
David Harris
as Raphael
James LeGros
as Zack Jaeger
Neil Barry
as Denny Miflin
Mark Pellegrino
as Frankenstein
Clayton Landey
as Jimmy Silver
Fred Asparagus
as Delgadillo
David Dunard
as Cowboy Hat
Larry Hankin
as Jerry Murphy
Rick Telles
as Epifanio
M.C. Gainey
as Barndollar
Bernie Hern
as Mike Weinstein
Jim Bentley
as Paramedic
Jane Chung
as Chinese Lady
as Chinese Daughter
Phil Chong
as Chinese Father
Joycelyne Lew
as Chinese Mother
Jonathan Wong
as Chinese Son
Tom Spiroff
as Cop in Kitchen
Prince Hughes
as Big Bubba
William Martin Brenn...
as 1st Assistant Chef
Josh Pickard
as Teenager
Parker Whitman
as Coroner's Attendant
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Critic Reviews for Fatal Beauty

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

The wisecracks and the swaggering are as unrelieved as the film's almost comically ecstatic gunplay. Someone must have figured audiences like things this way.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Goldberg's best work since The Color Purple.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Bloody, boring and pandering, is as poisonous as the drug trade it pretends to defame.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Tom Holland directed from a script and story credited to three individuals, anyone could have knocked this one out during coffee break.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Whoopi Goldberg is at her sassy, funny best in this upbeat 1987 cop caper, playing a Los Angeles detective who takes no nonsense and is ready for anything the badass guys can dish out

Full Review… | January 9, 2009
Urban Cinefile

Audience Reviews for Fatal Beauty


One of only two Whoopi led films that I can not only stomach but actually really like. Sure the action is a little on the cheesy side, but the writers actually did a little more than whip up a script over the weekend with Goldberg in mind. From the name of the character one might think they had an Italian actress in mind. Regardless it's a good female-led action cop movie.

Jonathan Phaup

This wasn't a bad flick, but Whoopi really didn't know how to pick them...Really, Rita maybe but Rizzoli no way "


Great movie. Truly a female version of Eddie Murphy....It is refreshing to see Whoopi in a serious role.

"The sun doesn't rise and set at your command, sweetie!"

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