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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.



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Detroit cop Axel Foley is delighted when he receives a surprise visit from his best friend Mikey Tandino, who lives in California. Not long after Mikey arrives in Detroit, Mikey is killed, right in front of Axel, by a man named Zack. Axel follows Zack to Beverly Hills, California, where Beverly Hills police department Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil assigns Detective Billy Rosewood and Rosewood's partner, Sergeant John Taggart, to keep an eye on Axel. Axel visits his friend Jenny Summers, who works in an art gallery. With Jenny's help, Axel discovers that Zack works for Jenny's boss, Victor Maitland, the man who owns the art gallery. Maitland is a drug kingpin who is using the gallery as a front, and Maitland had Zack kill Mikey after Maitland accused Mikey of stealing some of Maitland's bonds. With the help of Jenny, Billy, and Taggart, Axel does what he can to make sure Maitland and Zack won't kill any more people. Written by Todd Baldridge

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Release Date:

5 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beverly Drive  »


Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,214,805, 9 December 1984, Wide Release

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Bronson Pinchot almost dropped out of the film due to the production delays and an impending trip to Florence, Italy. He grew restless and, despite being a virtual unknown, said that if they didn't start production, he would have to drop out. See more »


When Axel is thrown through the window, he's an obvious stunt double. See more »


Axel Foley: Is your supervisor here?
Bonded Warehouse Security Guard: Yeah, he's in the office.
Axel Foley: Can you go get him for me, please?
Bonded Warehouse Security Guard: What's the problem?
Axel Foley: Are you security here?
Bonded Warehouse Security Guard: Yeah.
Axel Foley: [pulling badge] Then you're the fucking problem! Go get your supervisor, please. Now! NOW!
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Axel F
Written by Harold Faltermeyer
Produced by Harold Faltermeyer
Performed by Harold Faltermeyer
Courtesy by MCA Records
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The best cop movie ever made!
1 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

In the past thirty years, there have been more movies made in the cop genre than any other genre. Out of all of the cop movies made, BEVERLY HILLS COP still stands out as the best very best one. Twenty years after it was released into theaters in December of 1984, the movie remains to be one of the most popular and highest grossing action comedies of all time, making $234 million in the U.S. and $316 million worldwide.

When his friend Mikey Tandino is murdered, Detroit police officer Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) travels to Beverly Hills to investigate and find Mikey's killer. Lots of gunfire, laughs, and memorable quotes ensue. Highlights include Bronson Pinchot's cameo, the banana scene, and Eddie Murphy's "supercop" speech. ****

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