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Story

While its sequels were formulaic and safe, the first Beverly Hills Cop set out to explore some uncharted territory, and succeeded. A blend of violent action picture and sharp comedy, the film has an excellent director, Martin Brest (Scent of a Woman), who finds some original perspectives on stock scenes (highway chases, police rousts) and hits a gleeful note with Murphy while skewering L.A. culture. Good support from Judge Reinhold and John Ashton as local cops not used to doing things the Detroit way (Murphy's character hails from the Motor City). Paul Reiser has a funny, brief moment at the beginning, and Bronson Pinchot makes a hilarious impression in a great, never-to-be-duplicated scene with the star. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Audio commentary by director Martin Brest
  • Music of Beverly Hills Cop
  • Location map
  • Stills

Cast

Eddie MurphyDet. Axel Foley
Judge ReinholdDet. William 'Billy' Rosewood
John AshtonDet. Sgt. John Taggart
Lisa EilbacherJeannette 'Jenny' Summers
Ronny CoxLt. Andrew Bogomil
Steven BerkoffVictor Maitland
James RussoMikey Tandino
Jonathan BanksZack
Stephen ElliottPolice Chief Hubbard
Gilbert R. HillInsp. Douglas Todd
Art KimbroDet. Foster
Joel BaileyDet. McCabe
Bronson PinchotSerge
Paul ReiserJeffrey
Michael ChampionCasey
Damon WayansBanana Man
Rick OvertonBonded Warehouse Night Supervisor
Tom EverettStrip Club Holdup Man #2

Plankton1652 and 9 others own Beverly Hills Cop
  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Martin Brest
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 105
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaDec 5, 1984
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJan 29, 2002
    EuropeMay 13, 2002
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