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
The banana in the tail pipe scene. Martin Brest mentions it was originally supposed to be a potato in the tail pipe, and a scene involving Axel sneaking into the kitchen of the hotel to get a potato was intended. Budget and scheduling issues stepped in, and the scene couldn't be shot. Murphy had to grab something that was easily accessible in a location that was already lit and ready to be shot. The lobby became that location, and, since a potato in the lobby didn't really work, they changed it up to Axel grabbing a banana off a buffet. It was Eddie Murphy's idea to get Damon Wayans in as the guy working the buffet. Wayans is credited in the film as Banana Man. See more »
When the semi truck crashes into the fruit truck, numerous spectators are standing in the background. 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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