Its nothing special but its extremely entertaining and Eddie Murphy is so charming.
Murphy is charismatic, but a fairly typical 80s action-comedy
over 5 years
Murphy at the top of his game; 80s action comedy at its best.
'Donny, run and tell Miss Summers that, uh, Mister Achmed Foley is here to see her... '
Justin L. Clemons
over 6 years
Doesn't seem like an intense movie but it gets there towards the end. Eddie is great.
over 7 years
It's hard to believe he passed any actual detective exams, good banana in tailpipe gag.
over 8 years
It's pure 80s, but Murphy at his best and of course there's that classic soundtrack.
Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American comedy-action film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy, Lisa Eilbacher, John Ashton, Judge Reinhold, and Ronny Cox. Murphy stars as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who heads to Beverly Hills, California, to solve the murder of his best friend.
This first film in the Beverly Hills Cop series shot Murphy to international stardom, won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture, was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical, and even received an Oscar nomination in 1985. It earned an estimated US$234 million at the domestic box office, narrowly making it the biggest hit of 1984 (ahead of Ghostbusters).
Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is a young, talented, but reckless Detroit police detective, having been reformed from his hoodlum years. His latest act of attempting to catch crooks through an unauthorized cigarette smuggling sting operation goes sour when some uniformed officers show up,...