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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

 -  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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Storyline

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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20 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un detective suelto en Hollywood II  »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$153,665,036 (USA)
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In the "Making of" featurette, director Tony Scott describes this sequel as a cross between the first movie and 48 Hrs. (1982), which also starred Eddie Murphy. See more »

Goofs

There is a car behind Axel right before he pulls into a driveway to turn around and go speak to the building inspector at the house that is being redone. However, when he pulls into the driveway to turn around, the car behind Axel is gone. See more »

Quotes

[Axel sees Rosewood with a huge pistol]
Axel Foley: Yo, man! What's that for?
Billy Rosewood: After the shootout at the club, I figured I needed more firepower.
Axel Foley: Yo man, we gotta talk, seriously. Who do you think you are, Clint Eastwood? Dirty Rosewood?
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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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This movie gets a lot of bad press and I have no idea why. For me, the BHC concept was in good hands with Tony Scott. From the very first shot, with the thick orange camera filter looking over the oilfields, accompanied by the classic sounds of Harold Faltermeyer, to the final scenes at the same fields, it is a thoroughly entertaining movie as Axel, Billy and Taggart team up to investigate the Aplhabet-murders. If you want, there is much to be said about the execution of the movie, or about the lack of a storyline, but surely, with a cast like Jurgen Prochnow ("Adriano was not perfect"), Brigitte Nielsen depicting the quintessential broadshoulderd eighties woman and the not-a-care-in-the-world humor of Eddy Murphy, who really needs a truly compelling story? There are lots of other movies way better equipped to fulfill that particular need. BHCII isn't one of them, nor does it pretend to be. Judge the movie for what it is, a classic popcorn action comedy, and then you'll see it is actually a fantastic ride.


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