MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 792 this week

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  20 May 1987 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 75,866 users   Metascore: 48/100
Reviews: 94 user | 44 critic | 11 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writers:

(characters), (characters), 6 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 05 Apr 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 11 May 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 12 Jul 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Beverly Hills Cop II.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Director: Martin Brest
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who shot his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jon Tenney, Joey Travolta
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jack Cates once again enlists the aid of ex-con Reggie Hammond--this time, to take down The Iceman, a ruthless drug lord operating in the San Francisco bay area.

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones
48 Hrs. (1982)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child who dark forces want to eliminate.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate, Charles Dance
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Lynn
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Grossly overweight Prof. Sherman Klump, desperate to lose weight takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

Director: Tom Shadyac
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn
Metro (1997)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars. The ending is played out... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carter
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Kim Miyori
Harlem Nights (1989)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Murphy
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx
Action | Comedy

The plot is unknown.

Director: Brett Ratner
Stars: Eddie Murphy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Inspector Todd (as Gil Hill)
...
Robert Ridgely ...
Brian Edward O'Connor ...
Biddle (as Brian O'Connor)
...
...
May
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Heat's Back On! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un detective suelto en Hollywood II  »

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$153,665,036 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene at Billy's apartment where both Axel and Billy sing the theme to "The Dating Game", the singing was improvised by Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold. See more »

Goofs

When Foley cracks the code of Charles Cain in the car, they do a left turn and the light on the roof of the car falls and is hanging by the cable. In the next shot it is back on the roof. Also, during the sharp left turn that makes the light come off the roof, Foley can be seen riding in the passenger seat. In the next shot he's sitting in the back seat. 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 ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Beverly Hills Cop II: The Phenomenon Continues (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want Your Sex
Written, Performed & Produced by George Michael
Courtesy of CBS Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Another sequel that ain't equal.
7 October 2013 | by (Omaha, NE USA) – See all my reviews

The Beverly Hills Cop franchise was in some ways like the Smokey and The Bandit series. They both had good original films, then each sequel was geometrically worse than the film it followed. Beverly Hills Cop II had potential. Eddie Murphy was at the height of his career. The important co-stars were mostly back. Simpson and Bruckheimer were on board as producers. Tony Scott was a hot new director... but somehow it just doesn't quite gel. Maybe Scott was a bad choice. Think of how easily the original Beverly Hills Cop movie flowed between action and comedy. Martin Brest understood how to do this. Midnight Run was another fine example. But Scott didn't get this genre right until later on with films like The Last Boy Scout and True Romance. Good screenwriters also helped those efforts. But "Cop II"?? Overall, its just too loud, fast and doesn't let either its stars or audience up for air. The villains are poorly cast and end up coming off as pretty generic. Murphy's reason for being out in L.A. is a bit more credible this time, but its poorly set up. Get this: Murphy is watching TV back in Detroit, and on the local news he hears about his police lieutenant buddy (Cox) getting shot in L.A.. Pretty slow news day in the Motor City, I guess. Detroit certainly has enough of its own shootings to cover on the news. Cox was only wounded, too! Couldn't they just have had his daughter call Murphy and that would be enough?? Once Murphy gets out to California, he meets up with old pals Ashton and Reinhold. The group shares some funny moments between numerous car chases and shootouts. But too often it seems like everyone is in a big damned hurry. Most of Murphy's dialog sounds completely ad-libbed, and the timing always seems off. He almost seems to be shouting in every scene just to make his character heard over all the set pieces and commotion. The plot involving "the alphabet bandit" is little more than arbitrary. And Hugh Heffner comes off as being the jerk he is. Not a great picture. But better than part III. 5 of 10 stars.

The Hound.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Funniest scene ever? fredrik-d-hansson
Stallone's Cobra poster. An in-joke? DC-Tiki
Fave Dialogue Flick_Slick
Jan Bogamil drewgaines
BRIGITTE NIELSEN : what do you think about? gittethegreat-1
What year is this j4son2004
Discuss Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page