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Beverly Hills Cop

Genre:Comedy, Action/Adventure
Release Date:December 1, 1984
Running time:105 minutes
Cast:Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox
Director:Martin Brest
Producer:Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson
Writer:Danilo Bach, Daniel Petrie Jr.
Distributor:Paramount Pictures

Description: 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, All Movie Guide

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