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
A rumor was spread by producer Don Simpson regarding Sylvester Stallone's participation in the film: when Simpson wanted to find a covert way to kick Stallone off the project;, he pulled strings so Stallone could participate in a European medical trial that aimed to create super-erectile capabilities for men, and the project immediately cast Eddie Murphy in the lead role and moved on once Stallone went overseas. See more »
After Axel goes through his racial tirade at the Beverly Palms Hotel, the blonde clerk looks down at the computer when the manager tells Axel how much the room will cost. In the next shot, she and the manager are looking straight at Axel, anticipating another racial outburst. In the shot after that, she is looking up from the computer at Axel. See more »
Todd's looking for you. He is really pissed. You know what he said? This is your worst fuck up ever. Personally, I don't think that's true.
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Scott Murphy's character of Det. Owensby is misspelled as Det. Owenby in the credits. See more »
Also shown on TV in an alternate "less explicit" language version. See more »
Eddie Murphy became a true bankable superstar with "Beverly Hills Cop". The film is an unconventional detective story that has Murphy, a Detroit police officer, go to Beverly Hills after his close friend is killed. Murphy wants to find out who killed his friend and why. What he discovers is one of the largest illegal drug fronts around in an art museum. Now it is up to Murphy to bring down the bad guys and save the day. "Beverly Hills Cop" is a film that showed the greatness of the 1980s. A pop-culture, box office hit that was funny and full of action and sported a smashing soundtrack. A nice film that is one of the most memorable money-makers of the decade that was the 80s. 4 stars out of 5.
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