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Beverly Hills Cop 1984
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  • Martin Brest
  • November 30, 1984
  • January 29, 2002
  • 105 mins
  • English
  • Action, Comedy, Crime
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Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie detective Billy Rosewood joins the fish-out-of-water Axel and shows him the West Los Angeles ropes.

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This movie holds up. It's a stone cold classic. That said, there are two things that really jump out at me this time around:

First off, Axel had a short window of time off and chose that time to drive that junker of his across the country. That's a two day drive! Now there is an idea for a prequel. Axel's two day cross country road trip.

Secondly...maybe espresso and the idea of what "coffee beans" are was a new concept at the time but the whole "lets disguise drugs in the coffee" thing had to be explained THREE TIMES. This is what makes him a brilliant detective? Was coffee that new of a novelty in 1984 that audiences needed it spelled out so many times?

Anyway, still love this movie. Still perfect.

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Still one of my favorite movies from the 80's. Suberb soundtrack, Eddie Murphy on top form. Director Martin Brest (Midnight Run, Scent of a Woman) delivers a great action comedy along with Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson as producers (Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, Days of Thunder, Crimson Tide, Bad Boys and The Rock) my childhood was taken up with all these suberb action movies. Eddie gives a performance that is sadly missing from him nowadays (hopefully Beverly Hills Cop IV can bring back the spark). Sit back and hold on as this fast talking Detriot detecctive turns Beverly Hills upside down. Listen to that soundtrack... One of the best soundtracks of the 80's.

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Axel is so coool hahaha :) love this movie! Eddie was at his stand-up comedy peak when he transitioned to films !

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