Beverly Hills Cop

Paramount Producions / Eddie Murphy Productions Released 1984



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Beverly Hills Cop follows the exploits of a Detroit detective who is suddenly transplanted to Beverly Hills. When Axel Foley learns that his childhood friend, Mikey Tandino, has been murdered in California, he jumps in his car and heads to Beverly Hills to figure out what has happened. When he arrives, he initially runs into trouble with Detective Billy Rosewood and Sergeant Taggart. Eventually though, the two Beverly Hills cops join forces with Axel to figure out exactly what happened with Mikey. Jenny Summers, an old friend of Axel's aids them in their investigation. She is an associate of a powerful businessman named Victor Maitland, a man who ultimately comes under suspicion for the crime. Did Foley, Rosewood and Taggart successfully uncover the perpetrators of Mikey's murder, or are they dupes in a much larger conspiracy?


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Metacritic Score

  • 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]

  • 75

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Jay Scott

    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 sta...

  • 63

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    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 ...

    Eddie Murphy

    Eddie Murphy

    Det. Axel Foley

    John Ashton

    John Ashton

    Det. Sgt. John Taggart

    Judge Reinhold

    Judge Reinhold

    Det. William Rosewood

    James Russo

    James Russo

    Mikey Tandino

    Ronny Cox

    Ronny Cox

    Lt. Andrew Bogomil

    Jonathan Banks

    Jonathan Banks


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      • Production Budget - $15,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $234,760,478 (2nd)
        Worldwide Gross - $316,360,478 (2nd)

        Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $570,132,589
        Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $768,304,018

      • Filming locations:
        Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows, Beverly Hills, California
        Beverly Hills, California
        Biltmore Hotel, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
        City Hall, Beverly Hills, California
        Dearborn, Michigan
        Detroit, Michigan
        Downtown, Los Angeles, California
        Ford Rouge Center, Dearborn, Michigan
        Henry Jaglow Estate, Los Angeles, California
        Korean Air Cargo Terminal, Los Angeles, California
        Koreatown, Los Angeles, California
        Lake Hollywood, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
        Beverly Hills, California
        Pasadena, California
        Downtown, Los Angeles, California
        Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California
        Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California
        West Hollywood, California
        Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
        The Athenaeum, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
        West Hollywood, California
        Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

      • Taglines:
        1. The Heat Is On!
        2. In Detroit a cop learns to take the heat. In L.A. he learns to keep his cool.
        3. He's been chased, thrown through a window, and arrested. Eddie Murphy is a Detroit cop on vacation in Beverly Hills.

      • Music:
        The Heat Is On
        Written by Keith Forsey & Harold Faltermeyer
        Performed by Glenn Frey
        Neutron Dance
        Written by Allee Willis & Danny Sembello
        Performed by The Pointer Sisters
        Stir It Up
        Written by Allee Willis & Danny Sembello
        Performed by Patti LaBelle
        Do You Really (Want My Love?)
        Written by Junior & Glenn Nightingale
        Performed by Junior
        New Attitude
        Written by Sharon Robinson, Jon Gilutin & Bunny Hull
        Performed by Patti LaBelle
        Nasty Girl
        Written by Vanity
        Performed by Vanity
        Don't Get Stopped In Beverly Hills
        Writted by Hawk/H. Hewett/M. Free
        Performed by Shalamar
        Writted by H. Rice/S. Sheridan
        Performed by Rockie Robbins
        Written by Danny Elfman
        Performed by Danny Elfman
        Rock 'N' Roll Me Again
        Written by M. Benno/Richard Theisen
        Performed by The System
        Axel F
        Written by Harold Faltermeyer
        Performed by Harold Faltermeyer

      • Academy Awards Nominations:
        1. Original Screenplay

        BAFTA Awards Nominations:
        1. Score

        Golden Globes Nominations:
        1. Best Comedy / Musical
        2. Actor - Eddie Murphy  (won by Dudley Moore for Micki + Maude)

        Grammy Awards Wins:
        1. Best Album Written For A Motion Picture

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