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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogomil'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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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)  »

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Un detective suelto en Hollywood II  »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$153,665,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$146,300,000
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2.39 : 1
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at 59:25 Foley, Taggert, and Billy Rosewood break into the Beverly Hills Gun Club and Axel Foley finds a note with the coordinates "LAT 118 degrees 21 mins 510 west LONG 34 degrees 3 minutes 9-10 (presumably a date of Sept 10) 10:30. The meaning of the 510 is unclear and the words LAT and LONG are reversed (longitudinal lines are east and west and the lines run north/south through the earth's poles, and LAT lines are north and south; the run parallel to the earth's equator). These coordinates according to Google Maps are at 1313 North Meadowbrook Avenue in Los Angeles. See more »

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Using Super Glue fumes to develop fingerprints creates a white fingerprint, not a black one. See more »

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[outside the Playboy Mansion]
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References Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (1963) See more »

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Cross My Broken Heart
By Stephen Bray & Tony Pierce
Performed by The Jets
Produced by Stephen Bray & Michael Verdick
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Unnecessary Sequel Does Everything Wrong
23 June 2008 | by 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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