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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 ... 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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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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When Bogamill calls Axel, Axel answers as George "Kingfish" Stevens. "Kingfish" is a character from the "Amos & Andy" comedies. See more »

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As Taggart and his partner arrive at Foleys mansion for the first time, Taggart states, "He's probably Robbing the place." Assuming that Taggart was implying that Foley broke into the mansion and is stealing objects, then Foley would be committing a burglary, not a robbery. Any police officer would know this distinction, and not make this mistake. This is a common error in both film and television scripts. See more »

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Axel Foley: Inspector T, how you doin'?
Inspector Todd: Where the fuck you been, Foley? And what the fuck is this?
Axel Foley: It's a blue slip.
Inspector Todd: Wh-what in the hell do you need a thousand dollars for?
Axel Foley: A little flash money.
Inspector Todd: Flash money. Well, let's see here - $2,000 for a suit, $200 for a tie, a requisition order for a Ferrari. I'm don't wanna see any more of these blue slips. When am I gonna see some arrest slips?
Axel Foley: I know that you're getting' upset. And I know that you have reason to be upset. But let me tell you something, chief. I ...
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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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Decent enough 'fun' flick
22 November 2005 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

The original Beverley Hills Cop is one of those films that remains a cult classic because of the fact that it's such a product of the time it was made. This quintessential eighties style is carried over to the sequel, made three years later, and although part two; like many sequels, never quite manages that same verve as the original film - it still offers a good time, and anyone that enjoyed the first instalment (and who didn't?) will probably have a good time with this sequel too. All the main players from the original film have been rounded up once again, with Eddie Murphy heading a capable ensemble cast, lots of wisecracks and some gratuitously over the top action sequences. The plot is, as you would expect, superfluous to the style of the film; and much of the movie is simply tailored around it; but anyway, it follows maverick copper Axel Foley and his two California police cronies as they are pulled into a case known as the 'alphabet murders', which involves a robbery, a tall blonde woman and a gun shop owner.

I've got to say that Eddie Murphy's wisecracks were a lot funnier in the first film. While they were still over the top, they were at least sort of believable. Here, however, Murphy goes massively over the top, and it's hard to imagine how anyone that obnoxious doesn't end up with a cracked jaw. Anyway, Murphy obviously enjoys himself; and if you can get by the complete lack of logic, you probably will too. True to style, the action is completely over the top too; with several ridiculous sequences combining to make the movie the entertaining blockbuster that it is. The film lacks any kind of themes or substance, meaning that it will both not please serious film fans, and that this reviewer is running out of steam; but I will say that this movie does have a point to make, and that is simply entertaining it's audience. It may be completely silly, illogical fun; but some movies need to be there just to entertain, and this is one of those. I wouldn't recommend sticking this movie at the top of any must see lists, or going into with huge expectations; but it's a good time, that's for sure.


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