Fatal Beauty is a 1987 American action comedy thriller film directed by veteran horror director Tom Holland (Fright Night and Child's Play) and starring Whoopi Goldberg as detective Rita Rizzoli and Sam Elliott. The screenplay was written by Hilary Henkin and Dean Riesner. The original music score was composed by Harold Faltermeyer, of Top Gun fame. The film was marketed with the tagline "An earthquake is about to hit L.A. It's called Detective Rita Rizzoli."