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Beverly Hills Cop Trilogy (1984 - 1994)

Updated: Jun 3

Introduction

The "Beverly Hills Cop" trilogy, starring Eddie Murphy as the irrepressible Detroit detective Axel Foley, is renowned for its perfect blend of action and comedy. Directed by Martin Brest (first film), Tony Scott (second film), and John Landis (third film), the series follows Foley's comedic and action-packed adventures in Beverly Hills. The trilogy is noted for Murphy's charismatic performance, memorable one-liners, and its influence on the action-comedy genre.


 
 

1. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Rating: R | Duration: 1h 45min | Rating: 7/10 | Genres:  #Action #Comedy #Crime

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian)


STORYLINE:

"Beverly Hills Cop" introduces Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who heads to Beverly Hills to solve his best friend's murder. The film combines a fish-out-of-water story with thrilling action and comedy, as Foley navigates the upscale world of Beverly Hills.


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TRIVIA:

The film was initially intended to be a straight action movie, but was reworked to suit Eddie Murphy's comedic talents, which significantly contributed to its success.


 
 

2. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Rating: R | Duration: 1h 43min | Rating: 7/10 | Genres:  #Action #Comedy #Crime

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian)


STORYLINE:

In "Beverly Hills Cop II," Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help solve a series of "alphabet crimes." The sequel ups the ante with more action and humor, as Foley reunites with old friends to take down a sophisticated criminal network.


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TRIVIA:

The film's success solidified Eddie Murphy's status as a leading star in Hollywood during the 1980s.


 
 

3. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

Rating: R | Duration: 1h 44min | Rating: 6/10 | Genres: #Action #Comedy #Crime

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian)


STORYLINE:

"Beverly Hills Cop III" sees Axel Foley uncovering a criminal operation at a popular California amusement park. While the third installment shifts tone, it still delivers on action and features Murphy's signature comedic style.


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TRIVIA:

The film takes a different approach compared to the first two, focusing more on set pieces and less on the street-smart character interactions that defined the earlier films.


 
 

Additional Films in the Series

As of the last update, the "Beverly Hills Cop" series comprises these three films. However, there have been discussions about a potential fourth film, which could see the return of Axel Foley in a new adventure.


Update: Netflix has announced Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F. which will be basically Beverly Hills Cop 4 IV.


TRILOGY: COMMON HASHTAGS:

#MartinBrest - Director (Beverly Hills Cop)

#TonyScott - Director (Beverly Hills Cop II)

#JohnLandis - Director (Beverly Hills Cop III)

#EddieMurphy - As Axel Foley

#JudgeReinhold - As Billy Rosewood

#JohnAshton - As John Taggart (Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II)

#RonnyCox - As Andrew Bogomil (Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II) #HaroldFaltermeyer - Music (Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II)

#DonSimpson - Producer


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