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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

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beverly Hills Cop 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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Trivia

The name of the villain, Maxwell Dent, is a combination of two names that were used as "house pseudonyms" by Street & Smith Publishing for its 1930s pulp fiction magazines: Maxwell Grant (aka Walter Gibson), author of "The Shadow", and Lester Dent (aka Kenneth Robeson), author of "Doc Savage". See more »

Goofs

When Axel, Rosewood and Taggart are running the matchbox's fingerprint through the computer downtown, it identifies the print as belonging to Cain and prints out his dossier. Taggart takes the printout and read aloud "Charles Cain... used to be Charles Campos". If you look at the dossier carefully, it only identifies him as "Charles Campos" and there is no reference or mention to his alias as "Charles Cain" anywhere on the printout. See more »

Quotes

Axel Foley: Are you driving with your eyes open? Or are you, like, using "the force"?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in True Lies (1994) 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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nothing memorable in this disappointing sequel
14 February 2007 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Ridiculous and forgettable sequel goes a long way on the talent of its star, but has little else to make it worth the viewing experience. Detroit cop Axel Foley makes his way back to Beverly Hills after his friend Captain Bogomil falls victim to a random shooting at the hands of a notorious 'alphabet killer.' With the help of devoted officers Taggart and Rosewood, Foley makes it his mission to track down the culprit despite the resistance of an incompetent, hotheaded police chief. Murphy has energy to spare, but this lukewarm action-comedy has an abundance of needless plot twists, dialogue that alternates between highly crude and downright silly, and precious few laughs. Fans of the lead actor may enjoy it, but the script is a total letdown. **


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