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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

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

Director:

Martin Brest

Writers:

Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay by), Danilo Bach (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Axel Foley
Judge Reinhold ... Det. Billy Rosewood
John Ashton ... Sgt. Taggart
Lisa Eilbacher ... Jenny Summers
Ronny Cox ... Lt. Bogomil
Steven Berkoff ... Victor Maitland
James Russo ... Mikey Tandino
Jonathan Banks ... Zack
Stephen Elliott ... Chief Hubbard
Gilbert R. Hill ... Inspector Todd
Art Kimbro Art Kimbro ... Det. Foster
Joel Bailey ... Det. McCabe
Bronson Pinchot ... Serge
Paul Reiser ... Jeffrey
Michael Champion ... Casey
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Storyline

After the murder of his childhood friend in front of his eyes, the slick Detroit detective, Axel Foley, heads to sunny Beverly Hills, on a one-man mission to ferret out the killer and bring him to justice. Before long, Axel and his unorthodox methods unearth the lucrative drug operation of the powerful local crime kingpin, Victor Maitland; however, Foley, too, will find himself in deep trouble, as Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil wants him out of town. Now, Axel will have to team up with Detectives, John Taggart, and Billy Rosewood, to shed light on the thick conspiracy, and finish what he has started. Will Foley's total disregard for proper procedure bear fruit? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In Detroit a cop learns to take the heat. In L.A. he learns to keep his cool. [Theatrical Australia] See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Sylvester Stallone said he left the project because he didn't think audiences would accept him as a naive, fish-out-of-water cop who was new to the lifestyle of Beverly Hills. He also didn't like the inclusion of comedy and didn't feel he was suited for it. See more »

Goofs

In the art gallery, when Axel asks Jenny if there's some place they can talk real quick, Axel's left hand is on his stomach. In the next shot, it's in his back pocket. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Taggart: [after Axel has just offered him a hotel robe] Nah, that's alright. You keep it as a souvenir.
Axel Foley: I already have three of 'em in my bag.
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Crazy Credits

Scott Murphy's character of Det. Owensby is misspelled as Det. Owenby in the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also shown on TV in an alternate "less explicit" language version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Get Stopped In Beverly Hills
Writted by Hawk/H. Hewett/M. Free
Performed by Shalamar
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User Reviews

 
Just as fun and sparkling as the first time I saw it
23 July 2020 | by jamie-haltonSee all my reviews

I hadn't seen this movie in a few years, but I can for sure say it's just as enjoyable and funny now. Such a great cast. Eddie Murphy was born to play the colombo from Detroit, and his lady friend is adorable! Fantastic soundtrack as well. Not much else to say; it's a fun, smart, glamorous movie with that 80's charm we all love and miss.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beverly Drive See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,214,805, 9 December 1984

Gross USA:

$234,760,478

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$316,360,478
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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