IMDb > Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 45 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.3/10   96,517 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 19% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay)
Danilo Bach (story) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Beverly Hills Cop on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
5 December 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In Detroit a cop learns to take the heat. In L.A. he learns to keep his cool. [Theatrical Australia] See more »
Plot:
A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Axel Foley: Eddie Murphy's best role See more (158 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Eddie Murphy ... Axel Foley

Judge Reinhold ... Det. Billy Rosewood

John Ashton ... Sgt. Taggart

Lisa Eilbacher ... Jenny Summers

Ronny Cox ... Lt. Bogomil

Steven Berkoff ... Victor Maitland

James Russo ... Mikey Tandino

Jonathan Banks ... Zack
Stephen Elliott ... Chief Hubbard

Gilbert R. Hill ... Inspector Todd
Art Kimbro ... Det. Foster

Joel Bailey ... Det. McCabe

Bronson Pinchot ... Serge

Paul Reiser ... Jeffrey

Michael Champion ... Casey

Frank Pesce ... Cigarette Buyer
Gene Borkan ... Truck Driver

Michael Gregory ... Hotel Manager
Alice Cadogan ... Hotel Clerk
Philip Levien ... Donny
Karen Mayo-Chandler ... Maitland Receptionist

Gerald Berns ... Beverly Hills Cop #1
William Wallace ... Beverly Hills Cop #2
Israel Juarbe ... Room Service Waiter

Randy Vasquez ... Bell Hop (as Randy Gallion)

Damon Wayans ... Banana Man
Chuck Adamson ... Crate Opener #1
Chip Heller ... Crate Opener #2

Rick Overton ... Bonded Warehouse Night Supervisor
Rex Ryon ... Bonded Warehouse Security Guard

Mike Pniewski ... Bonded Warehouse Clerk #1 (as Michael Pniewski)
Douglas Warhit ... Bonded Warehouse Clerk #2
Paul Drake ... Holdup Man #1

Tom Everett ... Holdup Man #2
Sally Kishbaugh ... Waitress
Barry Shade ... Valet
Jack Heller ... Harrow Club Maitre D'
Michael Harrington ... Harrow Club Arresting Officer

David Wells ... Dispatcher
Scott Murphy ... Det. Owensby

Dennis Madden ... 1st Detroit Cop
John Achorn ... 2nd Detroit Cop
John Pettis ... 3rd Detroit Cop
Nicholas Shields ... Detroit Station Cop #1 (as Nick Shields)

Carl Weintraub ... Detroit Station Cop #2
Anthony De Fonte ... Detroit Station Cop #3

Darwyn Carson ... Barmaid

Mark E. Corry ... Pool Player
Thomas J. Hageboeck ... Maitland Body Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Martin Brest ... Beverly Palms Hotel Checkout Clerk (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Martin Brest 
 
Writing credits
Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay)

Danilo Bach (story) and
Daniel Petrie Jr. (story)

Produced by
Jerry Bruckheimer .... producer
Linda Horner .... associate producer
Mike Moder .... executive producer
Don Simpson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harold Faltermeyer 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce Surtees (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Arthur Coburn 
Billy Weber 
 
Casting by
Margery Simkin 
Rhonda Young 
 
Production Design by
Angelo P. Graham  (as Angelo Graham)
 
Art Direction by
James J. Murakami 
 
Set Decoration by
John M. Dwyer 
Jeff Haley 
 
Costume Design by
Tom Bronson 
 
Makeup Department
Leonard Engelman .... makeup artist
Barbara Lorenz .... hair stylist
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mike Moder .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Bogart .... first assistant director
Richard Graves .... second assistant director
Steve McRoberts .... first assistant director: second unit
Dannielle J. Weiss .... dga trainee
Thomas J. Wright .... second unit director (as Tom Wright)
 
Art Department
Mike Blaze .... assistant props
John Hutchinson .... stand-by painter
Robert Müller .... construction coordinator (as Robert Mueller)
Tommy Tomlinson .... property master (as Tom Tomlinson)
Charles William Breen .... set designer (uncredited)
David Goldstein .... lead painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Pamela Bentkowski .... foley editor
Alan Bromberg .... foley editor
Carolyn Colwell .... assistant sound editor
Teri E. Dorman .... sound editor (as Teri Dorman)
Alfred T. Ferrante .... sound recordist
Daniel F. Finnerty .... assistant sound editor (as Daniel Finnerty Jr.)
William Gocke .... boom operator
Cecelia Hall .... supervising sound editor
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Bruce Lacey .... sound editor
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer
Alan L. Nineberg .... adr editor
Bruce Richardson .... sound editor (as Paul Bruce Richardson)
Gary Ritchie .... sound recordist
George Watters II .... supervising sound editor
Charles M. Wilborn .... sound mixer
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ken Pepiot .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Steve Grumette .... computer effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Christopher R. Adams .... stunts
Janet Brady .... stunts (as Janet S. Brady)
David Burton .... stunts
Danny Costa .... stunts
Steve M. Davison .... stunts (as Steve Davidson)
Vince Deadrick Sr. .... stunts (as Vincent P. Deadrick Sr.)
Eddy Donno .... stunts
Ron Ellis .... stunts
Kenny Endoso .... stunts
Stephanie Epper .... stunts
Tony Epper .... stunts
Jay Fuller .... stunts (as Jay R. Fuller)
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts (as Bill Hooker)
Loren Janes .... stunts
Matt Johnston .... stunts
Harold Jones .... stunts
Gary McLarty .... stunt coordinator
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Karen McLarty .... stunts (as Karen Werner)
Bobby McLaughlin .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts (as John C. Meier)
Mike Moore .... stunts (as Michael W. Moore)
Alan Oliney .... stunts
Rex Pierson .... stunts
Mic Rodgers .... stunts
Danny Rogers .... stunts
John Sistrunk .... stunts (as J.E. Sistrunk)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter J. Breen .... dolly grip
Al Contreras .... second grip
John Davis .... best boy
Jack N. Green .... camera operator (as Jack Green)
Michael Liakos .... second grip
Danny Marzolo .... electrician
Frank McKane .... best boy
Jeff Miller .... assistant camera (as Jeffrey Lee Miller)
Don Nygren .... gaffer (as Donald O. Nygren)
Richard R. Robinson .... still photographer
Jim Rose .... dolly grip
Francis X. Valdez III .... electrician
Peter Wagner .... key grip
Michael D. Weldon .... assistant camera
Rick Bota .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Maggie Mills .... casting assistant
Franklyn Warren .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathie Gale .... costumer
Michael J. Long .... costumer
Chuck Velasco .... costumer
Haleen K. Holt .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Claudia Finkle .... assistant editor
John Haggar .... assistant editor (as John A. Haggar)
Richard Ritchie .... color timer (as Dick Ritchie)
Markus Schaub .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Bob Badami .... music editor
Kathy Nelson .... music consultant: MCA Records
Greg Fulginiti .... music engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Sam Edelman .... transportation captain
Jay Fuller .... transportation coordinator (as Jay R. Fuller)
 
Other crew
Chuck Adamson .... technical advisor
Laurie Allison .... assistant: Mr. Brest
William Bowling .... location manager
Stanley Brossette .... unit publicist
Janis Benjamin Collister .... assistant: Mr. Moder
Robert C. Decker .... location manager
Simon Doonan .... art gallery consultant
Faith Ginsberg .... assistant: Mr. Brest
Betty Goldberg .... script supervisor
James Herbert .... location manager
Barbara Lichtenberg .... office assistant
Scott Metcalfe .... assistant: Mr. Simpson
Carol Richmond .... assistant: Mr. Simpson
David Robertson .... assistant: Mr. Brest
Robert Thorson .... production auditor
Barbara Weintraub .... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
105 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:18A | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-14 (re-rating) | Finland:K-16 (1985) | Iceland:12 | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 (1985) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #27539) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
At 1 hour 45 minutes, the longest running-time of all the Beverly Hills Cop movies made thus far.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Maitland's German bonds are incorrectly labeled "10,000 Mark". The official name for West German currency was "Deutsche Mark", only East Germany used the single word "Mark". However, bonds did not exist in the communist East and even if they would have, they had not been worth a single cent in the capitalist West. Second, in Germany the number "10,000" means "ten point zero zero zero", not ten thousand like in the USA. Even if it's just about ten Mark, nobody would add three zeros for a currency with only 100 fractions.See more »
Quotes:
Axel Foley:This is the cleanest and nicest police car I've ever been in in my life. This thing's nicer than my apartment.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Do You Really (Want My Love?)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
54 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
Axel Foley: Eddie Murphy's best role, 5 June 2005
Author: ShadySovereign from Elm Street

Beverly Hills Cop was a big hit in the 1980's. The film was loved by many action fans, as well as comedy fans and movie buffs at the time. It is still being admired by many people as one of the funniest cop movies ever made.

The thing I love about this movie is that Eddie Murphy was perfectly cast as the Axel Foley character. Originally, Sylvester Stallone was considered for the role. Thank God he wasn't! Eddie Murphy was perfect for the role, because he can be a clever cop, and can at the same time be very funny! Another great thing about Beverly Hills Cop is its smashing soundtrack. There are some great hit songs from the 1980's featured in the soundtrack, as well as an excellent musical score which can be heard throughout the movie (to me, the musical score is the Beverly Hills Cop "theme song").

Perhaps the only downside of Beverly Hills Cop is that it can be pretty slow in certain scenes. Hardcore action fans would probably be disappointed by this. But let's face it: Beverly Hills Cop is not an all-out mindless action movie. It is actually a clever comedy with elements of action present within.

To conclude, Beverly Hills Cop is arguably Eddie Murphy's best film since he fits the Axel Foley character perfectly. There are many funny scenes featuring Eddie Murphy that will have people laughing (even the action scenes can be cleverly funny)!

P.S: Look out for cameos by Paul Reiser, Bronson Pinchot, and Damon Wayans!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (158 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
How did this movie make so much $? indianabond1
Best part avalexander1
Fav film of the 80s! whats yours? DC-Tiki
Don't you want to hear my side of the story? purplenad2004
Plot hole pauljwarren
Sylvester Stallone was supposed to be Axel Foley? chihuahuaboydh-724-612855
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Beverly Hills Cop III Machete Bad Boys II Cop Out Lethal Weapon 2
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.