A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
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
Bronson Pinchot got Serge's accent and mannerisms from a crew member he worked with on an earlier project. The crew member always said, "Don't be stupid." See more »
The goon in Maitland's office buttons his jacket twice. See more »
In Beverly Hills, we go strictly by the book. Now, why didn't you inform us when you came into town?
I'm on vacation.
If you're on vacation, what business did you going into Victor Maitland's office?
Had to go to the bathroom. I was walking by. It looked like a nice clean place, so I stopped.
Do you always take your gun on vacation?
No, well, I never been on vacation before, but, in Detroit, cops are required to carry a gun at all times.
Well, if you want to carry a gun, I suggest you go back ...
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Scott Murphy's character of Det. Owensby is misspelled as Det. Owenby in the credits. See more »
Eddie Murphy became a true bankable superstar with "Beverly Hills Cop". The film is an unconventional detective story that has Murphy, a Detroit police officer, go to Beverly Hills after his close friend is killed. Murphy wants to find out who killed his friend and why. What he discovers is one of the largest illegal drug fronts around in an art museum. Now it is up to Murphy to bring down the bad guys and save the day. "Beverly Hills Cop" is a film that showed the greatness of the 1980s. A pop-culture, box office hit that was funny and full of action and sported a smashing soundtrack. A nice film that is one of the most memorable money-makers of the decade that was the 80s. 4 stars out of 5.
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