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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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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 <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Axel Foley's back...where he doesn't belong! See more »


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20 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un detective suelto en Hollywood II  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

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$153,665,036 (USA)
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Billy Rosewood has posters in his apartment of Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and Cobra (1986), both starring Sylvester Stallone. Stallone's then-wife Brigitte Nielsen appears in the film as Karla Fry and Stallone was the original choice to play the lead in the original Beverly Hills Cop (1984). In fact, when Stallone was signed to star in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), he did a polish on the script that focused more on action and took away the comedic element. He changed the main character's name from 'Axel Foley' to 'Axel Cobretti'. When he eventually dropped out of Beverly Hills Cop (1984), he used the character's name and certain elements from his polish of the script for Cobra (1986). See more »

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When Axel calls Jan from Sidney Bernstein's office, she mentions that her dad was up and around. If that was the case, why didn't Axel, Taggart and Rosewood just go to him to find out what he knew and therefore could have captured Dent & company even before they could hold up the race track. See more »

Quotes

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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Hold On
By James Wirrick
Performed by Corey Hart
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Courtesy of EMI America Records
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Unnecessary Sequel Does Everything Wrong
23 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A terrible and unpleasant sequel to the surprise hit from 1984.

Though it reassembles most of the cast from the original, including Eddie Murphy in the role that made him a big-screen movie star, all of the other elements that made the first one so enjoyable are gone. Director Tony Scott seems to be absolutely clueless about what made the first one so popular and fresh -- in other words, the comedy -- and instead focuses on aggressive violence and action.

The song "Shakedown" was nominated for an Academy Award, but otherwise the film doesn't even boast as good a soundtrack as the original.

Grade: D


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