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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 »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... May
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Storyline

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>

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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)

Gross USA:

$153,665,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$146,300,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Scott wanted Hans Zimmer to score, but Paramount insisted on a name composer and Harold Faltermeyer returned. See more »

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It is revealed Dent is committing the Alphabet Crimes to make money for an arms deal. So why is he making major contributions to charity, as he claims at the party at the Playboy Mansion? See more »

Quotes

Axel Foley: [about Lutz, who's just been fired by Mayor Egan] Is he a civilian now?
Mayor Ted Egan: Yes.
Axel Foley: [yelling at Lutz] I'm gonna kick yo' ass later!
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Cross My Broken Heart
By Stephen Bray & Tony Pierce
Performed by The Jets
Produced by Stephen Bray & Michael Verdick
Courtesy of MCA Records
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excellent sequel, with plenty of action, and funny jokes/improves by murphy and his cast, to make this a fun sequel!
18 March 2003 | by senor_smallSee all my reviews

this was an excellent sequel to the classic 1984 film. eddie is back, but, he is back where he was in the first movie, this time is not out for revenge for his criminal friend, but for her captain bogomil (ronny cox) of the beverly hills ploice department, who is suspended from ploice work, while working on a case known as the alphabet crimes. by a gang of international jewelry, money and weapon smugglers. led by german actor Jurgen prochnow, and bridgitte nielsen, who is ruthless as the leader of the smuggling gang. axel travels back to beverly hills, to hunt down his friends hitman, who shot him. also returning is john ashton as sgt. taggert, and judge reinhold as billy rosewood. teaming up to look for the criminals. but, what makes there mission impossible, is the abusive, new beverly hills chief played by veteran character actor allen garfield. who thinks, the whole mission is uneccessary for the heroes to go after. for this sequel, i like it how the director tony scott, brother of director ridley scott, switched scene to scenes, between the hilarious detroit scenes with inspector todd (gil hill) and jeffrey (paul reiser) who had a scene in the first movie, to be showing off their hilarious talent in this movie. you also get to see more of those guys, cause you only got to see them for a short time in the first. they have bigger funnier parts. jeffrey is asked by axel to watch overe his ferrari while he is gone. then, todd is funny. this film also features more very funny new jokes by murphy, and ashton and reinhold's characters seem to have a much better sense of humor in this movie, then the first. this movie was violent, furious like the first.little more explosions, and gun fight scenes then the first too. it was very funny to see so many improvisations by murphy. much more than the original. the cameos in the film, by chris rock, gilbert gottfried were hilarious. this marked as rocks first major movie. serge from the first was not in this sequel though. the scene in rosewood's house was hilarious. then, how they get his name wrong, rosemound, roseweed. harold faltermeyer comes back to do the musical score. and jerry bruckheimer for the producing. this film was wonderful! great sequel!! this was the last beverly hills cop film of the 80's following 1994's beverly hills cop 3. last movie for john ashton, ronny cox, paul reiser to be in this movie. cause they were not in the third. and for producer jerry bruckheimer, and composer harold faltermeyer. and, last one to have most explosions, big bad mild language, sexual material and most of the supporting cast in the first, and this one who do not return in the 3 movie for over 7 years later. few 80's celebrities, in this film, and laughs to be enjoyed for quite while.


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