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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)


Eddie Murphy

Directed by Martin Brest

I advise you to watch this movie again to see the classic importance this movie has in the police action/comedy buddy cop genre. Beverly Hills Cop is one of the most exciting, thrilling and funny movie I have seen.
The writers and director decided to change things up from the regular two player buddy cop movies we know to a three-team buddy cop movie.

The buddy cop idea will go over your head because it is more like Axel Foley against the whole Beverly Hills Cop force and mostly Det. Billy Rosewood and Sgt. Taggart, who were foes turned friends.
Sgt. Taggart was casted in the first two movies in the franchise while Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) was in all three with Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy).

Axel Foley is a Detroit police detective who is popular in his district for his good policing, but bad regulation following. After a supposedly single bust went south because Axel was hackling the pep instead of bringing him to justice, his supervisor sent him home for the day manly because of the financial damage he had cost the city when the bust went south.
He gets home to meet his best friend who had gotten out of jail, had broken into his house.
They had a joyous reunion and his friend showed him some treasury bonds he had acquired. Axel asked not to be told anything about it, as he did not want to bust his friend.

Their get together was marred after they went drinking, on getting home Axel was knocked out and his friend killed with the bonds taken.
Axel recovered and was told to stay off the case, but he asked for his vacation and went to Beverly Hills where his friend had worked to investigate his murder.

One thing the movie has and you will admire is Axel’s form of policing, he is witty and quick off the mark when needed and will jump through all hoops to get things done.

This first film in the Beverly Hills Cop series received critical acclaim and it was a box office hit (making over $316 million from the box office alone on a $15 million budget) and the movie's soundtrack is amazing and it won a Grammy.

The movie won numerous awards from the People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture and it is number 63 on the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs. It was also nominated for both the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.


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