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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  20 May 1987 (USA)
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Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogamil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.



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Inspector Todd (as Gil Hill)
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Brian Edward O'Connor ...
Biddle (as Brian O'Connor)


A series of strange robberies brings Axel Foley back to Beverly Hills to help his two fellow cops solve the case. All the familiar faces of the first film are back... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <>

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Release Date:

20 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un detective suelto en Hollywood II  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)


$153,665,036 (USA)

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Pay attention to Axel as he is leaving his apartment during the opening credits. As he closes the door, you can see the initials "AF" scratched into the door. They're (obviously) the initials for "Axel Foley". See more »


When Foley is in Rosewood's apartment and calls back to Detroit to get Jeffrey to cover for him, he only dials seven digits, when it would take 10 digits to call out of area code. See more »


Axel Foley: Inspector T, how you doin'?
Inspector Todd: Where the fuck you been, Foley? And what the fuck is this?
Axel Foley: It's a blue slip.
Inspector Todd: Wh-what in the hell do you need a thousand dollars for?
Axel Foley: A little flash money.
Inspector Todd: Flash money. Well, let's see here - $2,000 for a suit, $200 for a tie, a requisition order for a Ferrari. I'm don't wanna see any more of these blue slips. When am I gonna see some arrest slips?
Axel Foley: I know that you're getting' upset. And I know that you have reason to be upset. But let me tell you something, chief. I ...
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Better than a lot of people say
18 November 2001 | by (Leicester, England) – See all my reviews

Sequel to the hugely successful 1984 movies, this film was most unfairly slated by critics. I believe in some ways it is better than the original and certainly far, far better than the third installment. The story is, despite what everyone says, very engaging and keeps you watching the whole time. Eddie Murphy starred in Coming to America shortly after this, and then his career took a nosedive, although he seems to be making a comeback. If he is given more roles like this, he'll do better.

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