Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Poster


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Beverly Hills Cop (1990) (Video Game)


Night Owls (1930) (Short)
Laurel & Hardy try to climb over a high wall in every which way they can, which is almost identical to the scene in Beverly Hills Cop when Rosewood & Taggart try to get over a high wall towards the end of the movie.
Way Out West (1937)
Laurel & Hardy did the same thing Rosewood and Taggart did when they tried to climb over the wall. Here also the heavier one gets help from the other guy who pushes him up the wall. Also, director Martin Brest says they are a reference to Laurel & Hardy.
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) (TV Series)
Shot of palm trees and Eddie driving into Beverly Hills is a parody of the intro to the Beverly Hillbilly's TV show source: Beverly Hills Cop DVD commentary.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
During the shootout, Rosewood tells Taggart that it reminds him of the end of the movie.
Mean Streets (1973)
Director Martin Brest says the dialogue exchange between Axel and a cigarette smuggler is a reference to a similar exchange between DeNiro and Keitel in "Mean Streets."
The Super Cops (1974)
Murphy calls two policemen "super-cops" without the capes, a reference to the New York policemen called "Batman and Robin".
48 Hrs. (1982)
Director Martin Brest was influenced by Walter Hills' way of shooting the strip club in "48 Hours" when he shot the scene of Axel taking Taggert and Rosewood to a similar strip club.
Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983) (TV Special)
Just after Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) books into the "Beverly Palms Hotel", he is walking down the street, and passes two men dressed in tacky black and red leather suits. He turns around looking at them and laughs. Just a year before, Eddie Murphy wore a similar red leather suit on his "Delirious (1983)" standup comedy act.
Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) (Video)

Referenced in 

At the Movies: Dune/Starman/Mass Appeal/Runaway (1984) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Roger Ebert in his review of "Runaway".
Knight Rider: Junk Yard Dog (1985) (TV Episode)
Insidental music for this episode was inspired by Harold Faltermeyer's Axel F. Theme
Summer Rental (1985)
Instrumental theme "Axel F" is played on Jennifer's headphones.
The Twilight Zone: Little Boy Lost/Wish Bank/Nightcrawlers (1985) (TV Episode)
Carol and Greg are about to see the film at the cinema. Greg refers to its star Eddie Murphy.
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Promoted on theater sign.
Beaverly Hills Cop (1985) (Video)
The title is displayed on a marquee.
Remington Steele: Suburban Steele (1986) (TV Episode)
The plot to smuggle bearer bonds is referenced.
Saturday Night Live: Griffin Dunne/Rosanne Cash (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by one of the Two Joneses
Ethnic Notions (1986)
poster seen at end montage
Beverly Hills Copulator (1986) (Video)
Remington Steele: The Steele That Wouldn't Die: Part 2 (1987) (TV Episode)
They use a trick from the movie to disable someone's car.
Jalwa (1987)
"Indian version" of this movie
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Riggs suggests "We fly first class to Detroit and lay low for a couple weeks" after getting shot - the opposite of what Axel Foley does.
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
There is a poster for the film in the "Video Date" segment.
Demon Queen (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Vice Versa (1988)
In "Beverly Hills Cop" Judge Reinhold plays a police detective. In "Vice Versa" he briefly pretends to be a police detective.
Fletch Lives (1989)
When Fletch visits a warehouse the scene is very much the same as a scene in BHC where Eddie Murphy visits a warehouse.
Samurai Cop (1989) (Video)
Frank Washington is a sort of variation of Axel Foley (from "Beverly Hills Cop").
Tango & Cash (1989)
A newspaper headline refers to Tango as "Beverly Hills Cop."
Seinfeld: The Stakeout (1990) (TV Episode)
Video box seen at video store.
Ein Schloß am Wörthersee: Der Ehrengast (1990) (TV Episode)
a poster is visible in Idas room
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Piedipiatti (1991)
Loosely based on
Blood Massacre (1991)
Video box seen in video store.
The Simpsons: Radio Bart (1992) (TV Episode)
An "Axel F"-like theme is heard as Bart sneaks to the well in the darkness.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "This is 'Beverly Hills Cop,' only the slow, white version."
The Simpsons: Marge vs. the Monorail (1993) (TV Episode)
An "Axel F"-like theme plays as Mr. Burns and Smithers sneak the toxic waste out of the power plant.
Space Quest V: The Next Mutation (1993) (Video Game)
Roger destroys the female Terminator WD-40 by shoving a banana into the tailpipe of her jet-pack.
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Axel Foley asks Serge what happened to art gallery from first movie.
Freunde fürs Leben: Kindesraub (1995) (TV Episode)
Jörg mentions the movie.
The Critic: Sherman of Arabia (1995) (TV Episode)
the new Dirty Harry film is called "Beverly Hills Robo K-9 Cop and a Half 2"
2 x 50 Years of French Cinema (1995) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Friends: The One After the Superbowl: Part 2 (1996) (TV Episode)
Ross plays the theme tune on his keyboard.
Friends: The One with the Prom Video (1996) (TV Episode)
In the prom video, Ross sits on the stairs and plays the theme music "Axel F" on his keyboard.
Moesha: Credit Card (1996) (TV Episode)
Kim mentions Axel Foley
F/X: The Series: Supernote (1996) (TV Episode)
Leo asks Rollie if he can do something like the potato in the tailpipe from the film.
Batman & Robin (1997)
Hey Freeze, the heat is on
HBO First Look: 'Blue Streak': Inside & Undercover (1999) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Spider-Man (2000) (Video Game)
3rd Rock from the Sun: InDickscretion (2000) (TV Episode)
Harry "plays" the theme of the film.
The Simpsons: Sweets and Sour Marge (2002) (TV Episode)
The theme tune plays during Homer & Apu's stealthing -shot much like Eddie Murphy's stealth scenes in the film.
Beverly Hills Cop: The Phenomenon Begins (2002) (Video)
Making of featurette.
Beverly Hills Cop II: The Phenomenon Continues (2002) (Video)
Referenced numerous times throughout.
Showtime (2002)
Farscape: Into the Lion's Den: Part 2 - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (2002) (TV Episode)
John says, "We can stick a banana in the tailpipe."
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
There is memorabilia shown in scenes that is from this film.
Da Ali G Show: Science (2003) (TV Episode)
Borat mentions this movie
Blackball (2003)
Mentioned in dialouge
The Burly Man Chronicles (2004) (Video)
mentioned once in extended version
Danger Zone: The Making of 'Top Gun' (2004) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Gilmore Girls: Women of Questionable Morals (2005) (TV Episode)
Lorelai tells Sookie about drug smugglers hiding heroin inside bags of coffee in the film.
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Hall Monitors (2007) (TV Episode)
Chris dresses like Axel Foley to work as a hall monitor as "Axel F" plays on the soundtrack
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Cutting School (2007) (TV Episode)
This is one of the movies that Chris has seen, from which he recites a line of dialogue.
Van Speijk: Je dood of je leven (2007) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character
Family Guy: Meet the Quagmires (2007) (TV Episode)
When Peter and Cleveland go to the bar, they are dancing to the Axel F theme song
Trading Spaces: Top Living Rooms (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned the art gallery scene
20 to 1: Songs You Can't Get Out of Your Head (2007) (TV Episode)
This title is mentioned and a poster for this movie is shown in a segment on Crazy Frog's version of the song Axel F.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
Space Chimps (2008)
"Axel's Theme (Axel F)" played during one scene
The Shield: Party Line (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Starz Inside: Fashion in Film (2008) (TV Movie)
Still photo shown.
Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling (2009) (Video)
Ben's ringtone is "Axel F"
Come Dine with Me: Sunderland: Tony (2009) (TV Episode)
Axel's Theme is playing over shots of Tony.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.101 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $8,000 question
QI: Film (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a film starring Steven Berkoff as a villain.
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
the main title theme song, "Axel F", is played.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $16,000 question
Bad Movie Beatdown: Pluto Nash (2009) (TV Episode)
among Eddie Murphy's past works
Sounds Ideal (2009) (Video)
mentioned by Joel Morris
Writers on Genre: Action/Adventure/Thriller (2009) (Video)
Screenplay by Daniel Petrie, Jr.
Meet the Browns: Meet the Gold Digger (2009) (TV Episode)
Mr. Brown says he fell for "The banana in the tailpipe."
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.9 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "Movie Missing Links"
Notes on Craft: Rewriting and Polishing (2009) (Video)
Screenplay by Dan Petrie, Jr.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.98 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "An All-Eddie Before & After"
Psych: Death Is in the Air (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn tells Gus to stop using his "I'm not falling for the banana in the tail pipe" voice.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Cop Out/The Crazies/A Prophet (2010) (TV Episode)
Erin Gibson says "Cop Out" took everything in this movie and turned it into garbage.
MacGruber (2010)
MacGruber gets thrown out of a window
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.158 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "The Film That Almost Was"
30 for 30: Straight Outta L.A. (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ice Cube
Parks and Recreation: Telethon (2010) (TV Episode)
Perd Hapley performs "The Worm" to the music of "Axel F."
Jeopardy!: 2010 Tournament of Champions Finals: Game 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "On the 1980s Movie Soundtrack"
Bad Movie Beatdown: Steal (2010) (TV Episode)
"...and the bad guy from Beverly Hills Cop."
Bad Movie Beatdown: Cobra (2010) (TV Episode)
says Stallone was almost in this movie before being replaced by Eddie Murphy
Jeopardy!: Episode #27.62 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clue: "Movie in which Axel Foley asks, "Where... you get off arresting me for being thrown out a window?"
Scream 4 (2011)
Dewey's ringtone is Axel Foley's theme.
Castle: To Love and Die in L.A. (2011) (TV Episode)
The plot of an out-of-town police officer traveling to the LA area to solve a friend's murder is exactly the same as Beverly Hills Cop.
30 Minutes or Less (2011)
The Glenn Frey song "The Heat Is On" from this movie is featured.
Castle: Kick the Ballistics (2011) (TV Episode)
When Esposito enters the library and addresses Ben Lee as "Philip" this is a reference to the strip club scene in Beverly Hills Cop.
80's Dan: Halloween III: Season of the Witch (2011) (TV Episode)
"They still have the henchmen from 'Beverly Hills Cop' guarding the place."
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.16 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy compares "Tower Heist" to the film
Dave's Old Porn: Bill Burr/Nina Hartley (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Bill Burr
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Calles de fuego (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of DVD/Blu-ray releases of November/December
Californication: JFK to LAX (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Californication: The Ride-Along (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Get the Gringo (2012)
Shoving food in the tailpipe of the "watchdogs" car
The Cinema Snob: Los Porno Sin Son (2012) (TV Episode)
"It's nice to know that when Victor Maitland was shot several times by Axel Foley..."
New Girl: Halloween (2012) (TV Episode)
Winston is called Axel Foley.
De l'autre côté du périph (2012)
Ousmane's ringtone is the song "Axel F"
Supernatural: LARP and the Real Girl (2013) (TV Episode)
Sam and Dean use the aliases Taggart and Rosewood.
South Park: Taming Strange (2013) (TV Episode)
Glenn Frey singing "The Heat Is On" from this movie is featured in a couple scenes.
Tosh.0: How to Teach Kid (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
Shameful Sequels: Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
"...and joins the Beverly Hills cops."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 20 December 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
That Awkward Moment (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Californication: Julia (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 June 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of Eddie Murphy comedies
Midnight Screenings: Beverly Hills Cop/Let's Be Cops (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Under Gottsunda (2014)
Object put in tailpipe to sabotage car.
Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014) (TV Movie)
"Axel F"-like song is heard
Tell (2014)
Jason Lee's character says he put a banana in the tailpipe of the car the two cops were using. Then says he saw it in a movie once.
Odd Squad: The Trouble with Centigurps/Totally Odd Squad (2014) (TV Episode)
Uses "Axel F" as background music several times
Eretz Nehederet: Episode #12.4 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Yohanan Danino
Workaholics: Trivia Pursuits (2015) (TV Episode)
DVD seen
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 3 April 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
title mentioned in discussion of Eddie Murphy movies
The Gamechangers (2015) (TV Movie)
Mentioned as a good film Don Simpson made.
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: How Bad Is Hawkeye??? (2015) (TV Episode)
Mark alludes to it.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Tales of Suspense #52 (2015) (TV Episode)
Brad Jones mentions "The Heat is On" being on this movie's soundtrack
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 19 January 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Sing Street (2016)
Eamon plays the film's main theme "Axel F" on his keyboard.
Blackcatloner: How You Doin'? (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced among Eddie Murphy's good movies.
Blackcatloner Reviews: Norbit (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among Eddie Murphy's good movies.
The 88th Annual Academy Awards (2016) (TV Special)
"Axel F" played when Kevin Hart arrived on stage
Strictly Come Dancing: Week Three: Movie Week (2016) (TV Episode)
The film is used as inspiration for one of the dances.
Hvezdná párty: Episode #1.2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Petr Rychlý.
Hvezdná párty: Episode #1.5 (2016) (TV Episode)
Aku ja 7 ihmettä: Bangkok (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the episode.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #9.15 (2016) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; poster shown
The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017) (TV Special)
"The Heat is On" played by orchestra

Featured in 

Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Siskel & Ebert: Platoon/Lady and the Tramp/No Mercy (1986) (TV Episode)
Reviewed in a special segment about Eddie Murphy movies.
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) (TV Movie)
Clip is shown.
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clip shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
This film is #63 on the list.
HBO First Look: The Making of 'Dr. Dolittle 2' (2001) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The Music of Beverly Hills Cop (2002) (Video)
Making Of
Century of Black Cinema (2003) (Video)
Clips shown.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1984 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
Precinct Hollywood (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
Inside the Actors Studio: Eddie Murphy (2006) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Sledstvie veli...: Besy (2007) (TV Episode)
Excrepts shown as an example of "pirate", coiceover translation.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Beverly Hills Cop III (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned among the series
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.56 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Eddie Murphy films
Nostalgia Critic: The Langoliers (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown
The Spoony Experiment: Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (2011) (TV Episode)
Bronson Pinchot's role is recalled
Good Bad Flicks: Masters of the Universe (2011) (TV Episode)
theme song heard
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: President Barack Obama/Yo-Yo Ma & Friends (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Eddie Murphy films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.27 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Eddie Murphy films
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.21 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown during Jay Smith's segment
One Hit Wonderland: Party All the Time by Eddie Murphy (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips used in review.
The Greatest 80s Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 28 in the Countdown
Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Beaverly Hills Cop (1985) (Video)
The Simpsons: Separate Vocations (1992) (TV Episode)
The music during the locker search spoofs the film's opening music.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)
Shrek 2 (2004)
The ride through Far Far Away harkens back to a similar scene of Eddie Murphy riding down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills cop
42nd Street Forever: XXX-Treme Special Edition (2007) (Video)
The title of the film 'Beverly Hills Cox' (a featured U.S. theatrical trailer in this compilation) spoofs this films title.
MacGruber (2010)
MacGruber gets thrown out of a window

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