Beverly Hills Cop Movie Review Summary

Actors: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox, Paul Reiser

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Detroit detective Axel Foley (Murphy) takes a "vacation" to Beverly Hills California to secretly investigate the recent murder of his best friend. Before long the rambunctious young detective has drawn the attention of the Beverly Hills Police Department, as well as a constant tail from them while he is in town. After a late night dinner, a few club sodas, some strippers, and a foiled robbery attempt, Foley manages to earn the trust of two of the officers, Taggart (Ashton) and Rosewood (Reinhold). Kidnapping, gun play, daring rescues, detective work, and some great belly laughs ensue.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Robert Bradeen

Axel Foley is one of Detroit's most dedicated cops despite getting into a lot of trouble with the force. When his best friend is killed, he goes on holiday to Beverly Hills to find the murderer, and arrest him. Once there, he already gets in trouble with the LAPD, and is arrested. His friend, Jenny then bails him out, and helps him find the murderer. With two policemen on their tail, they have to be careful, but Axel has some tricks up his sleeve.

When the two cops decide to team up with Axel, they get in a lot of trouble, especially when they visit a strip club. When they find the murderer, they decide to finally catch him, and put him behind the bars. This is an incredibly funny film with a very funny performance by Murphy. The best scene comes when Axel orders food for the police while on a stakeout, and when one of them called Foley a foul-mouth. Bronson Pinchot also gives an incredible funny cameo as a Swedish art dealer. This is a wonderfully written film, and one of the only Jerry Bruckheimer films to not have action as a main attraction, but comedy.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison

A wise-cracking Detroit cop's best friend is brutally murdered. The Detroit Police Department orders him not to investigate. Instead he travels to Beverly Hills to investigate his friends murder and crack a drug ring. Wile there, he befriends two cops and together they hunt down the bad guys.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer

Eddie Murphy plays a Detroit cop who gets transferred to the LAPD. He knows that some time ago, a partner of his was murdered, and he sets out on a mission to find the killers. Murphy brings the comedy in this potentially violent shoot-em-up film, and the supporting cast, including Reinhold and Pinchot (best known as Balky on "Perfect Strangers"), adds even more laugh-out-loud humor.
The review of this Movie prepared by Teddy

Detroit detective Axel Foley (Murphy) sees his best friend Mikey killed while Mikey is visiting from California. Axel follows the killer, Zack, to Southern California, where the local police agree to let him work with him but are irritated by his unorthodox methods. Axel visits another friend, Jenny (Eilbacher), who manages an art gallery, and eventually figures out that her boss is a druglord who uses the gallery as a front and hired Zack to kill Mikey. This slick, violent, foul-mouthed, and very funny 1984 film made Eddie Murphy a bankable superstar and launched several hit singles. Until at least mid 2002, it was the highest-grossing R-rated film in the U.S., with $234.7 million in receipts. ("Saving Private Ryan" was second.) Watch for Damon Wayans in his movie debut as a banana salesman.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Axel Foley, a rogue Detroit undercover cop, comes home one day to find his old friend Mikey, a released convict just back from California, sitting in his house. They go out for drinks and have a great time, but that night, Mikey is executed by professional hitmen. Axel now must go looking for Mikey's killers in Beverly Hills, working side with the Beverly Hills police.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ari Rosner

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   cops/detectives

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest    -   California City?    -   Yes    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   wealthy    -   rude people    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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