Beverly Hills Cop Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 700

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 442

Theatrical Release Date: 12/05/1984

Language: English

Genre: Action, Comedy

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Martin Brest

Actors: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, Steven Berkoff

Plot: A Detroit cop (Eddie Murphy) takes a leave of absence to look into the murder of a troubled old friend. The trail leads to Beverly Hills, where the irreverent Murphy investigates his friend's former employer (Steven Berkoff). Improvising his way through Beverly Hills, Murphy's "bad cop" approach rubs the local "good cops" (John Ashton, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox) the wrong way... until his investigation actually turns up some real evidence.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/18/2019

"Beverly Hills Cop" thinks it's this edgy and wild cop comedy, but it's not. It's incredibly slow, dated, and tryingly short on laughter.

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 11/10/2013

On the movie poster they said it is a edger,action, popcorn 80's movie,I did not get all of that watching the movie just a boring no-action 80's movie.

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FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 11/21/2012

The entire series is some of Eddie Murphy's best work. Great 1980s Cop movie.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 01/16/2012

A streetwise cop from the projects of Detroit goes to Beverly Hills to investigate the execution-style murder of a childhood friend. Beverly Hills Cop was one of the first wave of 80s action-comedies that conquered the American box office and is still a formula followed to this day. It's the story of a stranger in a strange land as the kid from the ghettos is amused and bemused by the playthings of the idle rich while seeing how the other half live...kind of a cop version of lifestyles of the rich and famous. There's actually very little to it; the plot is little more than a simplistic collection of cop show cliches and the film relies entirely on Eddie Murphy's smart-mouthed charm. The jokes aren't particularly witty or even funny and even the action is very thin on the ground; what …


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SmokeScreener - wrote on 04/15/2009

"Beverly Hills Cop" is an action comedy that still holds up. Eddie Murphy is at his best when he is forced to improvise in difficult situations. Murphy's irreverent "bad cop" is nicely balanced by the "good cops" in Beverly Hills, especially John Ashton and Judge Reinhold. Steven Berkoff plays the icy drug smuggler, and is also a nice foil for Murphy. The weak link seems to be Lisa Eilbacher, who turns in a limp performance as a character whose only role seems to be to get Murphy access to the smuggler's warehouse.

The film earned a SmokeScreeners Rating of 4 Butts for smoking content (, due mostly to an early scene in which Murphy setds up a sting operation using black market cigarettes. It looks like plenty of product placement money was spread around …

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