When a lethal form of cocaine known as Fatal Beauty ends up on the streets, narcotics cop Rita Rizzoli (Whoopi Goldberg) — who uses ridiculous disguises when she’s not resorting to deadly force — teams with high-profile security guard Mike Marshak (Sam Elliott) to wipe it out. Meanwhile, the closer Rita and Mike get to cracking the case, the closer they get to each other. John P. Ryan plays Rita’s boss, Lt. Kellerman.
American filmmaker Tom Holland started his career writing screenplays. As a director, he has become noted for creating commercially successful films that add a lively modern spin to very traditional plot devices. He made his feature film debut as a director and screenwriter with Fright Night in 1988. More of an homage than a send-up of old low-budget vampire thrillers, it has gained a following. He has since continued to make horror movies and thrillers. —allmovie guide