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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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Tony Scott

Writers:

Danilo Bach (characters), Daniel Petrie Jr. (characters) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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 Eugene Butler ... May
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Storyline

Three years after the events in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), the street-wise Detroit detective, Axel Foley, invades the posh city once more, after the assassination attempt on Captain Andrew Bogomil. Against the backdrop of a seemingly endless string of violent and well-orchestrated smash-and-grab robberies known as the "Alphabet Crimes", Detectives Billy Rosewood and John Taggart struggle to solve the case; nevertheless, in vain. Now, a lethally beautiful hitwoman linked to an international arms trafficking ring is the mysterious and elusive prime suspect. Can the brazen and sassy Axel and his partners solve this thorny case, too? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

Axel Foley's back... where he doesn't belong! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un detective suelto en Hollywood II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,348,555, 24 May 1987

Gross USA:

$153,665,036

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$299,965,036
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to the DVD documentary, Paramount originally wanted to produce a TV series of Beverly Hills Cop after the success of the first film. However, Eddie Murphy did not want to go back to television, so a sequel was made instead. See more »

Goofs

Axel goes into the Beverly Hills Gun Club with a bag of vitamins, pretending to sweat and be out of breath and claiming that they are explosives. The bag is on the desk in front of the receptionist yet she doesn't question why she doesn't feel those same ill effects. See more »

Quotes

Axel Foley: [to Rosewood and Taggart] "If you get your head out of your ass long enough"? "Kiss my ass"? You're gettin' more and more like me every day. Next thing you know you're gonna have Afros... big dicks and all!
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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 »

Connections

References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

36 Lovers
By John Eaton, Melvin Riley, Jr. & Gary Spaniola
Performed by Ready for the World
Produced by Ready for the World
Courtesy of MCA Records
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The best sequel in the franchise.
31 October 2017 | by RoboRabbit89See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that this is the best sequel in the series. I think this is maybe a bit more fun then the first, there's more action, more laughs, more thrills.

I think the vibe of this one is going for a more fun tone, Judge Reinhold, John Aston and Eddie are back and the fun is non-stop.

Their after a bad guy named Dent who is stealing oil and robing banks for his own gain.

The cast is great and Brigitte Neilson is sexy, I think she is 6'3" she towers over Eddie which is kinda funny.

Overall, a good movie I give it a 6.1/10. It's fun and a nice installment to the franchise. Highly recommended.


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