Asalto a Beverly Hills (1991)

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Movie Info

Football hero Boomer Hayes (Ken Wahl) finds he is in the middle of a looting scheme in this non-stop actioner. Billionaire and owner of LA's pro football team, Bat Masterson (Robert Davi), has arranged a fake toxic chemical spill to provide an opportune situation for his group of ex-cops to plunder an evacuated community in Beverly Hills. Surprised by the state of things when he comes out of the bathroom, Boomer soon grasps the opponent's play and takes it upon his able-bodied self to tackle the situation. Luckily, he not only has the support of his girlfriend, Laura (Harley Jane Kozak), but ex-cop and bad-turned-to-good guy Ed (Matt Frewer) also decides to play on the home-team. With a plethora of explosions and stunts, it shows how the heroes semi-effectively defend their lush neighborhood.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Studio:
Columbia Pictures

Cast

Ken Wahl
as David 'Boomer' Hayes
Matt Frewer
as Officer Ed Kelvin
Harley Jane Kozak
as Laura Sage
Robert Davi
as Robert 'Bat' Masterson
Tony Ganios
as EPA Man
Lyman Ward
as Chief Healy
Michael Bowen
as L.A. Cop
William Prince
as Mitchell Sage
Michael Kehoe
as Cop/1st Thief
Mark Haining
as Cop/2nd Thief
Jason Blicker
as Cop/3rd Thief
Raymond Singer
as Mr. Tobeason
Richard Brestoff
as 1st Executive
Arthur Cybulski
as 2nd Executive
Michael Alldredge
as Dispatch Sergeant
Jeff Benson
as Football Player
Bob Golic
as Football Player
Pete Koch
as Football Player
Tess Foltyn
as Party Guest
Stefan Karlsson
as Party Guest
Jack Ritschel
as Party Guest
Tina Skeisvoll
as Party Guest
Robyn Suzanne Scott
as Party Guest
Lonnie Shaw-Foxworth
as Party Guest
Matt Stetson
as Party Guest
Robyn Sumners
as Party Guest
Scott Wells
as Party Guest
Pamela Anderson
as Cheerleader
Debra Goodman
as Cheerleader
Henry Watson
as B.H. Cop at Roadblock
George Wyner
as The Mayor
Lee Ving
as Varney
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Critic Reviews for Asalto a Beverly Hills

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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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May 20, 2003
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August 11, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Asalto a Beverly Hills

The only thing I expected out of this movie was a 1980's style action flick that would just be something to pass the time away.I also never expected to like or even enjoy it but I did.I loved the action, The bits of comedy here & there & as usual, Matt Frewer is always funny.After watching Short Time I'll watch about any movie he's in.You should take a chance on The Taking Of Beverly Hills.Either you'll (Hopefully) enjoy it as much as I did or it'll just be something to watch

Brody Manson
Brody Manson

Super Reviewer

½

"The Taking of Beverly Hills" is a curious movie that fails on a lot of different levels, most notably failing to be an entertaining B-movie. It's too silly, forgettable and bland to even be successful at that. Where does this film go wrong? Let's start with the most obvious mistake: the casting of Ken Wahl in the lead role. How far down in the action hero leading man barrel did the makers of this film have to scrape to come up with Wahl? He has no charisma, all of his one-liners fall with a thud and he's almost upstaged by his comic sidekick. And did I mention that his sidekick is played by Matt Frewer? It's almost like Wahl isn't here at all. He has a negative personality. And then there's the script that almost plays like a really bad episode of "The A Team". The blandness of the screenplay is best indicated by the forgettable, routine title. The weak, boring action scenes are "PG-13" at best, but the picture managed to secure an "R" rating in a vain attempt to get some much-needed street cred. The action mostly consists of a tank blowing up buildings, and the script is full of embarrassing football cliches to play off the fact that un-hero Wahl plays a famous football star. The movie takes far too long getting started and pads out the running time with a lot of unnecessary filler material in the beginning, and the bad guys are just as uninteresting as the rest of "The Taking of Beverly Hills". It's a dull and dim-witted movie.

Timothy Sanders
Timothy Sanders

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