Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop

Martin Brest (1984)

100min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This was the blockbuster that propelled Eddie Murphy to superstardom at a time when his brash, confident swagger still appeared fresh and he hadn't descended into caricature. In the first and best of the trilogy, he plays the streetwise Detroit cop who causes a major upset in posh Beverly Hills when he turns up to investigate the murder of an old friend. Director Martin Brest orchestrates the senseless set pieces with slick precision and British actor Steven Berkoff pops up as the villain of the piece.

Summary

Fast-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads for Los Angeles after an old friend is murdered before his eyes. His search for the killers leads him into conflict with a seemingly untouchable drug kingpin, but he also has to contend with the local force, who do not want him taking matters into his own hands. Comedy thriller, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox, John Ashton and Steven Berkoff.

Cast & Crew

Axel Foley Eddie Murphy
Detective Billy Rosewood Judge Reinhold
Lt Bogomil Ronny Cox
Sergeant Taggart John Ashton
Victor Maitland Steven Berkoff
Jenny Summers Lisa Eilbacher
Mikey Tandino James Russo
Serge Bronson Pinchot
Director Martin Brest
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Comedy