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


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R | See all certifications »

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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Don Simpson was so powerful at the time that he had Paramount remove writer Larry Ferguson from his duties on his screenplay The Presidio (1988) to rewrite this film. See more »

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When we first see Karla Fry following Bogomil early in the film her Mercedes convertible has a blue on white California 'Sunrise' license plate. In the next shot when she is pulled off to the curve with the cars hood open the plates have changed to the old yellow on blue California type. See more »

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Inspector Todd: "Expert tutelage"? What the fuck have you been telling them?
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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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References Cobra (1986) See more »

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I Can't Stand It
By David Allen Jones & Harold Payne
Performed by Sue Ann
Produced by Howie Rice
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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