5/10

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Runtime: 100 min

Genres: Action | Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Languages: English

Countries: USA


The 1988 sequel to one of the most successful movies of all time finds Eddie Murphy reprising his role as Detroit police detective Axel Foley, and once again playing a fish out of water as he tries to solve a series of heists in Beverly Hills that may be connected to the attempted murder of his friend, a Beverly Hills police captain (Ronny Cox). Constructed in a much flashier and faster-paced visual style than the first film, the song still remains the same as Foley tries to keep his job in Detroit while solving crimes for the Beverly Hills cops. Murphy again makes the most of culture shock for comic effect, and the easy rapport between Murphy and Billy (Judge Reinhold), now a cheerfully over the top Rambo-esque figure, is still the centerpiece of this series. While not the least bit original, director Tony Scott (Crimson Tide, Top Gun) puts his own stamp on this installment and keeps the action and the laughs coming. --Robert Lane



Directors (1)

Writers (8)

Daniel Petrie Jr. (characters)
Danilo Bach (characters) and
David Giler uncredited
Dennis Klein uncredited
Eddie Murphy (story) &
Larry Ferguson (screenplay) and
Robert D. Wachs (story)
Warren Skaaren (screenplay)

Composers (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Jeffrey L. Kimball (director of photography)

Actors (80)

Alana Soares Playboy Playmate
Alice Adair Jan Bogomil
Allen Garfield Police Chief Harold Lutz
Anne Lammot Playboy Model
Anthony D'Andrea Granby
Brian O'Connor Biddle, Lutz's Aide
Brigitte Nielsen Karla Fry
Bryon Weiss LAPD Officer (uncredited)
Carl Bringas Bodyguard
Carrie Leigh Herself
Catrin Cole Judy, Vinnie's Girl
Chris Rock Playboy Mansion Valet
Christopher R. Adams Thug
Dana Gladstone Francesco
Danielle Ross (uncredited)
Danny Nero Thug
Darryl Henriques 385 North Maitre D'
Dayna O'Brien Girl at Club
Dean Stockwell Charles 'Chip' Cain
Devin Bartlett Thug
Ed Pansullo Ailey
Eddie Murphy Det. Axel Foley
Eddy Donno Armored Van Chase Sedan Driver (uncredited)
Eugene Butler May
Eugene Mounts Policeman
Everett Sherman Jr. Man at Street Corner
Frank Pesce Carlotta (as Frank J. Pesce)
Gary Carlos Cervantes Mendoza (as Carlos Cervantes)
Gilbert Gottfried Sidney Bernstein
Gilbert R. Hill Insp. Douglas Todd (as Gil Hill)
Glenn Withrow Willie
Hugh M. Hefner Himself
Joe Duquette Bodyguard
John Ashton Det. Sgt. John Taggart
John Hostetter Stiles
John Lisbon Wood Bobby Morgan
Judge Reinhold Det. William 'Billy' Rosewood
J├╝rgen Prochnow Maxwell Dent
Kari Whitman Playboy Model
Kopi Sotiropulos Barkeep
Kymberly Herrin Playboy Playmate
Kymberly Paige Playboy Playmate
Larry Carroll TV Reporter
Larry Turk Detroit Bartender (uncredited)
Leilani Soares Playboy Model
Luann Lee Playboy Playmate
Marlenne Kingsland Playboy Model
Michael DeMarlo Doorman at Adriano's
Michael Francis Kelly City Deposit Guard (as Michael F. Kelly)
Michael Hehr Bodyguard
Monet Swann Playboy Model
Natalie Smith Playboy Model
Ola Ray Playboy Playmate
Pamela Santini Playboy Model
Paul Guilfoyle Nikos Thomopolis
Paul Reiser Det. Jeffrey Friedman
Peggy McIntaggart Stripper (as Peggy Sands)
Rebecca Ferratti Playboy Playmate
Richard Tienken Mr. Anderson
Richmond Harrison Construction Worker
Ritch Shydner Playboy Mansion Guard
Robert Pastorelli Vinnie
Robert Ridgely Mayor Ted Egan
Ronny Cox Capt. / Chief Andrew Bogomil
Rudy Ramos Ignacio
Sam Sako Bodyguard
Sarah Quick Playboy Model
Sheri Levinsky 385 North Waitress
Stephen Liska Chauffeur
Susan Lentini Playboy Mansion Receptionist
Sydney Urshan Man with Wine Bottle (uncredited)
Teal Roberts Stripper
Todd Susman Construction Foreman
Tom Bower Russell 'Russ' Fielding
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Orvis
Uncle Ray Murphy Uncle Ray (as Ray Murphy Sr.)
Valerie Wildman Gun Club Receptionist
Venice Kong Playboy Playmate
Vic Manni Rap Singing Guard
William Lamar Thug