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
at 59:25 Foley, Taggert, and Billy Rosewood break into the Beverly Hills Gun Club and Axel Foley finds a note with the coordinates "LAT 118 degrees 21 mins 510 west LONG 34 degrees 3 minutes 9-10 (presumably a date of Sept 10) 10:30. The meaning of the 510 is unclear and the words LAT and LONG are reversed (longitudinal lines are east and west and the lines run north/south through the earth's poles, and LAT lines are north and south; the run parallel to the earth's equator). These coordinates according to Google Maps are at 1313 North Meadowbrook Avenue in Los Angeles. See more »
When meeting Chief Lutz, Axel adopts a Jamaican accent midway through a sentence. Neither the chief nor his assistant show any suspicion towards this behavior. See more »
On the preview, Taggart tells Axel "You've stolen this house." Axel, sitting on a chair in the pool replies, "How do you steal a house? This is my uncle's house." In the movie, Axel's reply was, "How the f*** do you steal a house. This is...uh...my uncle's house." The framing was also different on this shot. The TV version used the preview edit rather than censoring the film version. See more »
Beverly Hills Cop 2 is pretty much just the same as the original Beverly Hills Cop but without the freshness and originality of the 1st. Murphy is still a perfect Axel Foley and with some good supporting characters such as his foul mouthed chief of police and Detectives Rosewood and Taggart the movie does have it's moments but the rules of diminishing returns still apply.
With a bit more originality in the script and a bit more daring this really could have been great. But for a sequel this isn't to bad just more of the same but not quite as good.
6/10 - Not as good as the original but far superior to the tepid third instalment.
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