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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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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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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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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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Tony Scott and Brigitte Nielsen had an affair during filming. 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 »

Quotes

Billy Rosewood: Sarge, will you just relax and trust me?
Sergeant Taggart: Trust you? You drive worse than Maureen!
Billy Rosewood: [appalled] No way!
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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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Bad "Cop"....
30 April 2000 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

A fall from greatness is a sad thing to witness, and none is sadder than the fall witnessed in "Beverly Hills Cop II".

Eddie Murphy is back as Axel Foley and you can have him. He's back in Beverly Hills to find the truth behind the shooting of Capt. Bogomil (Ronny Cox). This consists of him insulting and belittling nearly every single person who comes across his field of vision in a loud, shrill and usually un-funny way. Even Dets. Taggart (Ashton) and Rosewood (Reinhold) don't get away unscathed, even as they work with Axel once more.

Of course, the biggest joke in this movie is Eddie himself; he is so full of himself here and believes, even when he is being a jerk, he's in the right. It's amazing: in this single film alone, he takes bland pot shots at blue collar workers, receptionists, tall blonde women (Nielsen), German-accented bad guys (Prochnow), overbearing cops (Garfield, Hill, Reiser) weaselly little front men (Stockwell, looking suspiciously like his Dr. Yueh character from 1984's "Dune"), Gerald Ford and Hugh Hefner! Things are made worse when you realize that NO ONE could ever get away with the things Murphy does here. Only in his little world he has created for himself.

Nobody does themselves any favors by appearing in this movie. And the cameos by people with talent (Reiser, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried) are so short that you expect Murphy felt himself being up-staged and cut them himself. Hey, it could happen.

And there is SO much misogyny running through this flick that you expect Gloria Steinem could use this whole film as an indictment against Hollywood in general. And WIN.

What a waste. The only good scene is the obviously improvised scene where Murphy introduces himself as Johnny Wishbone from the Island of St. Croix. And that's about it. Not much for action fans here, either.

Two stars. One for the good will left over from the original and the fact that Sylvester Stallone, original choice for Axel Foley, didn't take this role. Just imagine what HE would have done to "Beverly Hills Cop II".

Of course, you could always watch "Cobra"....


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