The Taking of Beverly Hills

1991

Action / Thriller

52
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 35%
IMDb Rating 4.9 10 867

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Cast

Pamela Anderson as Cheerleader
Matt Frewer as Ed Kelvin
Robert Davi as Robert Masterson
Harley Jane Kozak as Laura Sage
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1hr 36 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jasonisageek 10 / 10

A Big Budget Explosive Loud and Fun B Movie

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. Yea 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 such a blast with this, and I hope you will too. Just check your brain at the door.

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Reviewed by statuskuo 6 / 10

Dumb But Fun

I saw this movie as a kid and thought how much fun it was. Now as an adult, it's dumb...really dumb...but fun. I'm actually astonished this didn't become a cult, like say..."Revenge Of The Living Dead." I think it still has time.

Boomer Hayes (Ken Wahl) is a star quarterback for a fictitious L.A. team (since L.A. doesn't have a pro football team...why not?). He gets snookered into a benefit for the homeless at a swank Beverly Hills party. Amongst the party-goers is football team's owner and Boomer's boss, Robert Masterson (Robert Davi). Which the minute you see Davi's smarmy face...it's no surprise he'll be up to smarm. Anyway, that's all you need to know going in. Rich and poor. Have and have nots. And that's when the have-nots want the haves. A bizarre conspiracy to take over a business veiled in a heist (sound familiar...I 'aint ruining anything).

They also turn it into a buddy cop movie. Which, oddly enough, is narrated by Matt Frewer...yes, Max Headroom Frewer. His voice over to introduce Beverly Hills is anemic, to be kind, and silly. And odd, since the point of view is from Boomer...I think. But these two go off to try to thwart this crime, even though they are battling an army that is essentially the L.A.P.D.

As dumb action movies of this generation goes, if you've exhausted all your options, THIS movie is a perfect compendium to something like "Action Jackson." It holds zero logic but has a pretty sweet soundtrack. Faith No More's "Epic" or Janet Jackson's "Black Cat" to name a few hits (how did they get these songs is beyond me).

Wahl is fun, but the dialogue is corny (as it should be) and there are some solid moments of male bonding. Overall, on a slow night or if your copy of "Road House" is worn out, check this out.

Reviewed by FlashCallahan 8 / 10

how can you hate this film?....

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....

Yes the film is crazy stupid, yes Ken Wahl is a really unconvincing hero, but he has 1991s best mullet and runs in a straight line when being chased by a SWAT vehicle.

There are so many unintentional funny moments in this film, that it begs for repeat viewings. All the houses in Beverly Hills according to this film, are made of cardboard.

Robert Davi likes to sing when he is trying to scare the woman from Arachnophobia, but it doesn't matter, shes just spent the last few hours with Boomer drinking whisky.

Matt frewers hair gets increasingly insane as he film progresses, and suddenly looks like it's been treated during the final fight.

The soundtrack appears to have taken the years best tracks, and just put them on at random times.

And the best thing about this film? That there is a hit-man in Beverly Hills who looks like Wahl for no reason at all.

This Beverly Hills is the smallest place on earth, because once it's evacuated, it appears that there is only a bus full of people who live there, and the only shop there is a place called Freds.

But it's fun, there are explosions aplenty, silly one-liners and probably the best villain death in any Die Hard ripoff movie.

If you see the movie, watch it with a huge pinch of salt and know that it's tongue is firmly in its cheek.

Good cheesy fun.

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