Beverly Hills Cop

  • 15
  • Martin Brest (1984)
  • US
  • 100 min
Beverly Hills Cop
Film Review
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4 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Action comedy starring Eddie Murphy. An old friend's murder leads impulsive Detroit detective Axel Foley to glamorous Los Angeles in search of information about the killing. A law unto himself, Foley's streetwise attitude soon makes him enemies among the cops and the crooks.

Cast and crew

Cast

Axel Foley
Eddie Murphy
Detective Billy Rosewood
Judge Reinhold
Jenny Summers
Lisa Eilbacher
Victor Maitland
Steven Berkoff
Sergeant Taggart
John Ashton
Lieutenant Bogomil
Ronny Cox
Mikey Tandino
James Russo
Zack
Jonathan Banks
Chief Hubbard
Stephen Elliott (1)
Inspector Todd
Gilbert R Hill
Detective Foster
Art Kimbro
Detective McCabe
Joel Bailey
Serge
Bronson Pinchot
Jeffrey
Paul Reiser
Casey
Michael Champion

Crew

Director
Martin Brest

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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