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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 »


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R | See all certifications »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,348,555, 24 May 1987

Gross USA:

$153,665,000

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 only film in the trilogy that was shot in 2.39:1 aspect ratio through Super 35 whereas the first and third one where shot in 1.85:1. See more »

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Just before the ceiling is blown in during the horse track robbery, in a closeup, Karla Fry is clearly carrying a roughly made rubber stunt weapon. See more »

Quotes

[Axel sees Rosewood with a huge pistol]
Axel Foley: Yo, man! What's that for?
Billy Rosewood: After the shootout at the club, I figured I needed more firepower.
Axel Foley: Yo man, we gotta talk, seriously. Who do you think you are, Clint Eastwood? Dirty Rosewood?
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Entertaining Action Sequel, But None Of The Humour Or Charm Of The First Movie
22 January 2018 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Continuing my plan to watch every Eddie Murphy movie in order, I come to the first sequel of his career Beverly Hills Cop 2

Plot In A Paragraph: Alex Foley (Murphy) returns to Beverly Hills to help track down the Alphabet Bandit.

Much more action orientated than its predecessor, sadly they forgot to add the jokes. Surprising since Murphy has a writing credit. This sequel could have been wrote when Sly Stallone was still attached to the first movie. There are amusingly a few nods to him in this movie.

Whilst entertaining and fun enough, my main problem with this movie is Murphy is really annoying at times. This is Foley from the first movie speeded up x 10, with the volume at maximum!! He is an outright jerk at times. All he seems to do is shout at people (the construction workers, the secretary at the gun club, the door man at the strip club, the secretary at the playboy mansion) to get his own way. In the first movie, Murphy loudly played the race card to get a room at an exclusive Beverly Hills hotel, this time, he cons some construction, whose foreman probably lost his job over it. Considering he gave that address to the bad guys at the gun club, the owners were lucky it was not shot up!! The stupid scene with the secretary and the bag of vitamins, his loud under cover character, the stupid Johnny Whishbone,

I need to add, all these worked for me back in the day, and I thought they were funny!! Less so 30 years later. Amazingly Murphy isn't the most annoying person in this movie!! That goes to Gilbert Gottfied!! Man do I hate that guy!! He is one irritating dude!!

Of the other cast Reinhold and Ashton are clearly having fun and I don't think Bridgette Nielsen has looked hotter in a movie, she is the most interesting villain in this movie, whilst Juergen Prochnow is weak, Dean Stockwell (Who I love as Al in Quantum Leap) does not make a convincing bad guy either.

An entertaining enough action movie, but not a great sequel to a classic movie

Audiences turned out in droves as Beverly Hills Cop 2 grossed $158 million at the domestic box office (only Fatal Attraction and 3 Men & A Baby grossed more) to finish 1987 the 3rd highest grossing movie of the year.


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