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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

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Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogomil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Axel Foley
Judge Reinhold ... Billy Rosewood
Jürgen Prochnow ... Maxwell Dent
Ronny Cox ... Andrew Bogomil
John Ashton ... John Taggart
Brigitte Nielsen ... Karla Fry
Allen Garfield ... Harold Lutz
Dean Stockwell ... Chip Cain
Paul Reiser ... Jeffrey Friedman
Gilbert R. Hill ... Inspector Todd (as Gil Hill)
Paul Guilfoyle ... Nikos Thomopolis
Robert Ridgely ... Mayor Egan (as Robert Ridgley)
Brian Edward O'Connor Brian Edward O'Connor ... Biddle (as Brian O'Connor)
Alice Adair ... Jan Bogomil
Eugene Butler ... May


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


The Heat's Back On! See more »


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Release Date:

20 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un detective suelto en Hollywood II See more »


Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Bogamill calls Axel, Axel answers as George "Kingfish" Stevens. "Kingfish" is a character from the "Amos & Andy" comedies. See more »


Daylight visible through windows in various "night" scenes. See more »


[Rosewood runs a red light]
Sergeant Taggart: It's red!
Billy Rosewood: It's green!
[He hits another car]
Billy Rosewood: Oh, yeah, it was red. Okay.
Axel Foley: It was yellow!
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Alternate Versions

In Ontario, the film was rated Restricted, which meant that no one under 18 could attend. In hopes of reaching a wider audience in the province, Paramount appealed the rating and asked that it be reduced to Adult Accompaniment (under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian). The Ontario Censor Board agreed to their request as long as the line "She can suck a golf ball through twenty feet of garden hose" was removed. The studio made the cut and the rating was changed from R to AA. The line remained in the subsequent video release. See more »


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The Heat's Back On in a highly entertaining bad-ass action sequel my second personal Eddie Murphy favorite film
7 November 2018 | by rambofan4lifeSee all my reviews

I love this movie to death because it is action, action, action, action in a Rambo - Cobra style. You have explosions, shotguns the same models that was used in Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Hard Boiled, grenades, automatic weapons, hand guns you have it all. Billy (Judge Reinhold) with M72 LAW Rocket Launcher fires and hits the truck fleeing that explodes bad-as action sequence ever! You have high explosions. Axel (Eddie Murphy) throws 2 grenades in the back of the truck and explodes. You have a car that explodes bad-ass action sequence. The shootout on Dent's oil field is one of the best action sequences in the movie ever.

Everything is in this movie that works. Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold work so good together they are so likable team. They both run together with guns in their hands they were both athletic. John Ashton as John Taggart is also back from the first movie. You have Brigitte Nielsen from Cobra (1986) yes she is in this movie right after Cobra she went to make this movie she played Karla Fry one of the main villains and she really did fine job. Jürgen Prochnow is Maxwell Dent he was memorable villain in this movie. Not much better than Steven Berkoff but really good and decent villain.

Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold and John Ashton worked all there together fine. I love the team work they are great to watch them together. I love the bond and the friendship between those three. In Billy's apartment you see Rambo: First Blood Part II poster and in his bed room in which Axel call's his friend Jeffrey (Paul Reiser), he looks at Cobra (1986) poster. So Billy was a huge Stallone fan like me John Rambo and Marion "Cobra" Cobretti. Ronny Cox from the first movie (RoboCop and Total Recall) also returns with his character Andrew Bogomil for this sequel, he has a small role but still decent I love him in this movie.

Tony Scott R.I.P. directed this movie fine and perfectly, Eddie Murphy co wrote the story for his character Axel Foley. You have Hugh Heffner mansions. You have wonderful music score from Harold Faltermeyer who returns for this sequel. You have beautiful soundtracks like: Shakedown by Bob Seger, Hold On by Corey Hart, Better Way by James Ingram and more.

The story everyone knows what is about: Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) returns to Beverly Hills when a friend and fellow cop is shot during a serial crime spree in the city.

in my opinion this sequel is an excellent sequel my childhood film and I enjoy I It is my second personal favorite Eddie Murphy action film. I enjoy and love the first movie way much more than the sequel.

I wish we could got a proper Blu-ray a better remastered restoration like we got for the Rambo movies, Die Hard and like US did with the first Beverly Hills Cop movie. My Blu-ray disc and DVD has grain between and I really wish for a better picture quality and better audio the first one is remastered this sequel isn't. You can only buy this film on Blu-ray in the UK but not in the US.

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) the sequel is entertaining action film mixed with comedy like the first one it has less humor and more action which I appreciate more.

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