• Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Beverly Hills Cop

Release Date: 1984

DVD Release Date: January 29th, 2002

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

After his childhood buddy is murdered while visiting Detroit, rebellious cop Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) follows the leads to Beverly Hills, Calif., under the auspices of a vacation. He checks in with old friend Jenny Summers (Lisa Eilbacher) and starts to believe her boss, art dealer Victor Maitland (Steven Berkoff), might somehow be involved in the murder. However, Lt. Bogomil (Ronny Cox) of the Beverly Hills Police Department does not trust Foley, and hinders his search for evidence.

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, Steven Berkoff, James Russo, Jonathan Banks

Director: Martin Brest

Genres: Comedy , Action

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Police station, Pursuit, Investigation, 1980s, Amusing, Friend, Murder, Revenge, Cool

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    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]

  • 75
    Miami Herald

    Beverly Hills Cop is an old-fashioned movie; it's a star vehicle. And the star makes it worth the price of admission. [5 Dec. 1984, p.B1]

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

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Nominated Score for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical