Beverly Hills Cop II Poster

Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: January 29th, 2002

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
The hard-nosed Detroit cop from the original film returns to Los Angeles to help solve another case. This time he must direct his efforts towards unraveling the Alphabet Crimes, a series of robberies committed by leather-jacketed punks. The investigation puts him on the trail of an illegal arms dealer and his hit lady.

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Brigitte Nielsen, John Ashton, J├╝rgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox, Allen Garfield, Dean Stockwell

Director: Tony Scott

Genres: Comedy, Action

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Eddie Murphy Productions, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Keywords: Love interest, Investigation, 1980s, Police station, Pursuit, Mystery, Hilarious, Murder

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Cop II doesn't sizzle like the original. It plays like a movie made by the numbers, an excuse to trot out Murphy and let him reprise the moves that earned the first Cop $350 million and status as the top-grossing comedy in film history. [20 May 1987, p.D1]

  • Beverly Hills Cop II puts its mega-star through a medieval trial, an ordeal by dullness. Survive these surroundings, Eddie Murphy, and you must truly be one very funny guy. Well, Eddie survives, barely, and taking our cue straight from him, so do we, almost. [22 May 1987]

  • If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Eddie Murphy has just paid himself a heartfelt compliment. Cut for cut, his Beverly Hills Cop II is almost a perfect match for the wildly successful "Beverly Hills Cop I," with only the crimes and the shticks changed to protect fans of the original. It could have been written by a witty computer. That's not all bad, given the quality of the model. [20 May 1987, p.C13]

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Awards

Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture