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A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.


  • Eddie Murphy
  • Judge Reinhold
  • John Ashton
  • Lisa Eilbacher
  • Ronny Cox
  • Steven Berkoff
  • James Russo
  • Jonathan Banks
  • Stephen Elliott
  • Gilbert R. Hill

Did You Know?


  • During his tirade at the Beverly Palms Hotel, Axel pretends to be writing an article called "Michael Jackson: Sitting on Top of the World" for Rolling Stone magazine. In real life, Playboy ran an article called "Eddie Murphy: Sitting on Top of the World."
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  • When Axel and Mikey are playing pool in the bar at the beginning of the movie, Mikey's wristwatch disappears and reappears between shots.
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    • [Axel pretends to be a male hustler]
    • Axel Foley: Tell Victor that Ramon - -the fella he met about a week ago? - -tell him that Ramon went to the clinic today, and I found out that I have, um, herpes simplex 10, and I think Victor should go check himself out with his physician to make sure everything is fine before things start falling off on the man.
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In Hollywood terms, Beverly Hills Cop harks back to the semi- good old days, to the studio era when stars were not always relied on to fix everything - this is unquestionably a star vehicle, but the star, an employee of his own production company, has been smart enough to surround himself with other, by no means lesser lights. [4 Dec. 1984]

Metacritic review by Jay Scott
Jay Scott
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Eddie Murphy looks like the latest victim of the Star Magic Syndrome, in which it is assumed that a movie will be a hit simply because it stars an enormously talented person. Thus it is not necessary to give much thought to what he does or says, or to the story he finds himself occupying.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times