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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Axel Foley
... Det. Billy Rosewood
... Sgt. Taggart
... Jenny Summers
... Lt. Bogomil
... Victor Maitland
... Mikey Tandino
... Zack
Stephen Elliott ... Chief Hubbard
... Inspector Todd
Art Kimbro ... Det. Foster
... Det. McCabe
... Serge
... Jeffrey
... Casey
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Storyline

Detroit cop Axel Foley is delighted when he receives a surprise visit from his best friend Mikey Tandino, who lives in California. Not long after Mikey arrives in Detroit, Mikey is killed, right in front of Axel, by a man named Zack. Axel follows Zack to Beverly Hills, California, where Beverly Hills police department Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil assigns Detective Billy Rosewood and Rosewood's partner, Sergeant John Taggart, to keep an eye on Axel. Axel visits his friend Jenny Summers, who works in an art gallery. With Jenny's help, Axel discovers that Zack works for Jenny's boss, Victor Maitland, the man who owns the art gallery. Maitland is a drug kingpin who is using the gallery as a front, and Maitland had Zack kill Mikey after Maitland accused Mikey of stealing some of Maitland's bonds. With the help of Jenny, Billy, and Taggart, Axel does what he can to make sure Maitland and Zack won't kill any more people. Written by Todd Baldridge

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5 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,214,805, 9 December 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$234,760,478

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,600,000
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Trivia

The second time Axel and Jenny Summers sneak into the art gallery's warehouse, and Axel breaks open the crate with the coffee grounds and drugs inside, the address of the art gallery where Jenny works is written on the lid of the crate; "9994 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA". See more »

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The bar has lighted signs advertising alcoholic beverages. Those signs are not legal in Michigan. See more »

Quotes

Jenny Summers: I remember you used to drive that crappy blue Chevy Nova.
[they both chuckle]
Jenny Summers: What are you driving now?
Axel Foley: Same crappy blue Chevy Nova.
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The best cop movie ever made!
1 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

In the past thirty years, there have been more movies made in the cop genre than any other genre. Out of all of the cop movies made, BEVERLY HILLS COP still stands out as the best very best one. Twenty years after it was released into theaters in December of 1984, the movie remains to be one of the most popular and highest grossing action comedies of all time, making $234 million in the U.S. and $316 million worldwide.

When his friend Mikey Tandino is murdered, Detroit police officer Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) travels to Beverly Hills to investigate and find Mikey's killer. Lots of gunfire, laughs, and memorable quotes ensue. Highlights include Bronson Pinchot's cameo, the banana scene, and Eddie Murphy's "supercop" speech. ****


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