• Film

Fatal Beauty


Time Out says

A designed-by-committee vehicle for Whoopi Goldberg, allowing her to keep her comedy act and extend her range into territory staked out by Eddie Murphy, with risible - therefore enjoyable - results. Unorthodox undercover cops Rita Rizzoli - a Dirty Harriet with an MA in wisecracks - is a mean fatherfucker dedicated to keeping 'snow' off the streets of LA. Down in Chinatown, nude coolies are adulterating cocaine with lethal proportions of Ventonol; she figures one Conrad Kroll (Yulin) for the villain of the piece, but it takes days and nights of padding the streets in disguise - hobbling heels, leopard-skin, and Tina Turner rup - before the breaks come. Meanwhile, a trio of giggling psychopaths muscle in (Brad Douril's staring-eyed Leo Nova is a gem), and all is set for a 15-minute showdown in a shopping mall. Sam Elliott's love interest takes too long warming up, but a confused plot and plenty of poor taste leave Whoopi relatively unscathed.

Release Details

  • Duration:104 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Tom Holland
  • Screenwriter:Hilary Henkin, Dean Riesner
  • Cast:
    • Whoopi Goldberg
    • Sam Elliott
    • Rubén Blades
    • Harris Yulin
    • John P Ryan
    • Jennifer Warren
    • Brad Dourif
    • Mike Jolly
    • Charles Hallahan
    • David Harris
    • Cheech Marin
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