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Beverly Hills Cop Details


What's that wisecracking young black guy (Eddie Murphy) in that beat-up Chevy Nova doing in lily-white Beverly Hills? He's Axel Foley, a Detroit detective who's been sent on involuntary vacation because he refuses to drop his intention of avenging his friend's murder. Warned by Beverly Hills police chief Ronny Cox to stay out of trouble, Foley nonetheless dogs the trail of above-the-law Steven Berkoff, the British crime czar who was responsible for the murder of Foley's friend. With the help of sympathetic local cops Judge Reinhold and John Ashton and lady friend Lisa Eilbacher, Foley attempts to corner Berkoff in his mansion, which leads to a wild slapsticky shootout. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 5, 1984


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Eddie Murphy Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1984 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Daniel Petrie, Jr. Best Original Screenplay 1984 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Danilo Bach Best Original Screenplay 1984 Nominee


Eddie Murphy
as Axel Foley
Judge Reinhold
as Detective Billy Rosewood
Lisa Eilbacher
as Jenny Summers
John Ashton
as Sgt. Taggart
Ronny Cox
as Lt. Andrew Bogomil
Steven Berkoff
as Victor Maitland
Jonathan Banks
as Zack
Stephen Elliott
as Chief Hubbard
Gil Hill
as Inspector Todd
Art Kimbro
as Detective Foster
Bronson Pinchot
as Serge
Paul Reiser
as Jeffrey
Damon Wayans
as Banana Man
Karen Mayo-Chandler
as Maitland Receptionist
Tom Everett
as 2nd Holdup Man
Philip Levien
as Donny
Alice Cadogan
as Hotel Clerk
Chuck Adamson
as 1st Crate Opener
Carl Weintraub
as 2nd Detroit Cop
Frank Pesce
as Cigarette Buyer
Douglas Warhit
as 2nd Bonded Warehouse Clerk
Darwyn Carson
as Barmaid
Israel Juarbe
as Room Service Waiter
Margery Simkin
John Achorn
as 2nd Detroit Cop
Jack Heller
as Harrow Club Maitre D'
Thomas J. Hageboeck
as Maitland Body Guard
David Wells
as Dispatcher
Gene Borkan
as Truck Driver
Gerald Berns
as 1st Beverly Hills Cop
Michael Gregory
as Hotel Manager
Nick Shields
as 2nd Detroit Cop
Chip Heller
as 2nd Crate Opener
William Wallace
as 2nd Beverly Hills Cop
Rick Overton
as Bonded Warehouse Night Superintendant
Michael Champion
as Casey
John Pettis
as 3rd Detroit Cop
Rex Ryon
as Bonded Warehouse Security Guard
Michael Pniewski
as 1st Bonded Warehouse Clerk
Dennis Madden
as Detroit Cop
Randy Gallion
as Bell Hop
James Russo
as Mikey Tandino


Martin Brest
Jerry Bruckheimer
Don Simpson
Sam Simon
Vincent Patrick
William D. Wittliff
Daniel Petrie, Jr.
Daniel Petrie, Jr.
Screen Story
Danilo Bach
Screen Story
Bruce Surtees
Harold Faltermeyer
Composer (Music Score)
Billy Weber
Arthur Coburn
Angelo P. Graham
Production Designer
James Murakami
Art Director
Linda Horner
Associate Producer
Mike Moder
Executive Producer
John M. Dwyer
Set Designer
Jeff Haley
Set Designer
Tom Bronson
Costume Designer
Peter Bogart
First Assistant Director
Jack N. Green
Camera Operator
Margery Simkin
Mike Moder
Unit Production Manager
Stanley Brossette
Unit Publicist
Leonard Engelman