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Encyclopedia > Beverly Hills Cop II
Beverly Hills Cop II
Directed by Tony Scott
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer
Don Simpson
Written by Characters:
Danilo Bach
Daniel Petrie, Jr.
Story:
Eddie Murphy
Robert D. Wachs
Screenplay:
Larry Ferguson
Warren Skaaren
Uncredited:
David Giler
Dennis Klein
Starring Eddie Murphy
Judge Reinhold
Jurgen Prochnow
Ronny Cox
John Ashton
Brigitte Nielsen
Allen Garfield
Paul Reiser
Editing by Billy Weber
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) May 20, 1987
Running time 100 minutes
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Gross revenue $299,965,036 (worldwide)
Preceded by Beverly Hills Cop
Followed by Beverly Hills Cop III
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Beverly Hills Cop II is a 1987 action-comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Tony Scott. It is the first sequel in the Beverly Hills Cop series. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (505x755, 59 KB) This image is of a movie poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... Anthony D. L. Tony Scott (born July 21, 1944) is a British film director. ... Jerome Leon Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1945) is a film and television producer in the genre of action, drama, and science fiction. ... Donald Clarence Simpson (October 29, 1943 - January 19, 1996) was an American film producer. ... Danilo Bach is a screenwriter and producer. ... Daniel Petrie, Jr. ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ... Judge Reinhold is the stage name of Edward Ernest Reinhold, Jr. ... Jürgen Prochnow (June 10, 1941 in Berlin) is a German actor. ... Daniel Ronald Ronny Cox (born July 23, 1938) is an American character actor, singer/songwriter, and guitarist. ... John Ashton (born February 22, 1948 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is a U.S. actor, and graduate of the University of Southern California School of Theatre. ... Brigitte Nielsen (born July 15, 1963) is a Danish actress who became popular in the 1980s for her marriage to actor Sylvester Stallone, whom she met while making the film Rocky IV. She subsequently appeared with him in the film Cobra, and was noted for her widely publicized breakup with... — Allen Garfield, born and sometimes credited as Allen Goorwitz (born November 22, 1939), is an American film and television actor. ... Paul Reiser (born March 30, 1957) is an American actor, author and stand-up comedian, best known for his role in Mad About You. ... Billy Weber is an American movie industry professional, frequently working as a film editor on Hollywood feature films. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ... “Beverly Hills Cop III” redirects here. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... Look up Action film in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ... Anthony D. L. Tony Scott (born July 21, 1944) is a British film director. ... For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ...


Paramount Pictures had planned a television series based on the first film. Murphy refused the series but was willing to do a sequel. [1] Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ...


Taglines:


"The heat's back on!"


"Axel Foley is back. Back where he doesn't belong."

Contents

Plot

Approximately two years after the original film, Captain (formerly Lieutenant) Andrew Bogomil (Ronny Cox), Detective Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold), and Sergeant John Taggart (John Ashton) are trying to figure out who is behind the "Alphabet Crimes", a series of mostly high end store robberies distinguished by their monogrammed envelopes with an alphabetical sequence the assailants leave behind. Complicating matters is the new "political" state of the Beverly Hills police, headed by temperamental new police chief Harold Lutz (Allen Garfield), who is doing everything he can to stay on Mayor Ted Egan's (Robert Ridgely) good side. Unimpressed when Rosewood calls the FBI to help solve the case, Lutz holds Bogomil responsible as commanding officer and suspends him, despite Bogomil trying to convince him that Rosewood was only following a hunch. Lutz also punishes Taggart and Rosewood by placing them on traffic duty. Daniel Ronald Ronny Cox (born July 23, 1938) is an American character actor, singer/songwriter, and guitarist. ... Judge Reinhold is the stage name of Edward Ernest Reinhold, Jr. ... John Ashton (born February 22, 1948 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is a U.S. actor, and graduate of the University of Southern California School of Theatre. ... — Allen Garfield, born and sometimes credited as Allen Goorwitz (born November 22, 1939), is an American film and television actor. ... Robert Ridgely (December 24, 1931—February 8, 1997) was an American actor and vocal artist, known for both on-camera roles and extensive voice-over work. ...


On the way home, Bogomil is shot by Karla Fry (Brigitte Nielsen), the chief henchwoman of Maxwell Dent (Jürgen Prochnow). Finding out about the shooting over a news report, Axel Foley (Murphy) immediately drives out to Beverly Hills (covering his absence from his actual job in Detroit by telling his commanding officer Inspector Todd he was going "deep deep deep DEEP undercover" on the credit card fraud case he had been assigned to) to help find out who shot Bogomil. Taggert and Rosewood agree to assist Axel because of Lutz's apparent attempts to find an excuse to get them fired. Posing as an undercover FBI agent to get past Lutz (by convincing his would-be partner Jeffrey in Detroit to pose as Todd to intercept Lutz's phone call to Todd's office and convince Lutz that Axel is part of a multi-jurisdictional task force), Axel soon starts making the connection between the robberies and Dent, and has Bogomil's daughter Jan use her connections as an insurance agent to find out Dent's financial dealings. Dent is robbing his own businesses to finance firearms deals and is discreetly using his henchman Charles Cain (Dean Stockwell) as the front man for his operations. Bogomil was shot due to being on the right track with his investigation into the case. Brigitte Nielsen (born July 15, 1963) is a Danish actress who became popular in the 1980s for her marriage to actor Sylvester Stallone, whom she met while making the film Rocky IV. She subsequently appeared with him in the film Cobra, and was noted for her widely publicized breakup with... Jürgen Prochnow ([IPA: jʏɐgÉ™n pʀɔxnoː]; born June 10, 1941) is a German actor. ... Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ... Dean Stockwell (born March 5, 1936) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning American film and television actor, active for over 60 years. ...


Having foiled a robbery attempt at a bank depository, Axel is able to trick Dent's accountant into using his computer and discover that Dent and Karla are planing to leave the country, and he learns from Jan that all of Dent's businesses have gone under except his Race Track, which he is convinced is the next target. On the way Axel solves the latest riddle sent to the police, and is convinced that this riddle was intended for the cops to solve so Dent could implicate Cain as the Alphabet Bandit (which Axel is aware that Cain is not intelligent enough to be the Alphabet Bandit, having met him personally at Dent's gun club).


The three arrive too late to stop the robbery and find Cain's body among the causalities. While Lutz announces publicly that the Alphabet Crimes have been solved, Axel notices some red mud at the stables, which leads him, Taggart and Rosewood to Dent's Oil Field where Dent is making his final arms deal. The three of them then engage in a shootout with everyone involved in the deal. Dent confronts Axel in the warehouse, but Axel gets distracted and Dent walks into the shadows. Dent then crashes through the wall in his car and Axel shoots Dent through the windshield, sending his car down a hill and erupting in flames. Karla appears and is about to kill Axel, but is shot several times by Taggart.


Just as the last thugs are about to flee, the police arrive upon the scene, along with Lutz and Mayor Egan. Lutz tries to fire Rosewood and Taggart for their insubordination as well as arrest Axel. However, both Taggart and Rosewood stand up to Lutz this time and prove that Dent was the real Alphabet Bandit. They are also able to convince Mayor Egan of Lutz's actual incompetence, and the Mayor personally fires Lutz because he is tired of his abusive attitude towards his men.


At the end of the film Bogomil is chosen to replace Lutz as the new Chief of Police, and Axel returns back to Detroit, but not before he gets chewed out by Inspector Todd over the phone, right after Egan called him to congratulate him on allowing Axel to assist them on this case.


Cast

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ... Judge Reinhold is the stage name of Edward Ernest Reinhold, Jr. ... Jürgen Prochnow ([IPA: jʏɐgən pʀɔxnoː]; born June 10, 1941) is a German actor. ... Daniel Ronald Ronny Cox (born July 23, 1938) is an American character actor, singer/songwriter, and guitarist. ... John Ashton born 22 February 1948 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA graduated from the University of Southern California School of Theatre and became an actor. ... — Allen Garfield, born and sometimes credited as Allen Goorwitz (born November 22, 1939), is an American film and television actor. ... Dean Stockwell (born March 5, 1936) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning American film and television actor, active for over 60 years. ... Brigitte Nielsen (born July 15, 1963) is a Danish actress who became popular in the 1980s for her marriage to actor Sylvester Stallone, whom she met while making the film Rocky IV. She subsequently appeared with him in the film Cobra, and was noted for her widely publicized breakup with... Paul Reiser (born March 30, 1957) is an American actor, author and stand-up comedian, best known for his role in Mad About You. ... Gilbert R. Hill is a former President of the City Council of Detroit, Michigan. ... Paul Guilfoyle (born April 28, 1948) is an American television and film actor known for playing Captain Jim Brass in the popular forensic television drama CSI. Guilfoyle was born in Canton, Massachusetts. ... Robert Ridgely (December 24, 1931—February 8, 1997) was an American actor and vocal artist, known for both on-camera roles and extensive voice-over work. ...

Soundtrack

The song "Hold On" as sung by Keta Bill plays during the scene wherein Axel, Rosewood, and Taggart confront Dent at the Playboy Mansion. However, the film's soundtrack CD released by MCA Records includes only a different song entitled "Hold On," sung by Corey Hart. This song has different music and slightly altered lyrics. According to Keta Bill, "They contracted with Corey Hart---he heard my version and quickly rewrote the song. When the movie people heard his version they were furious he did that----used my version in the movie, and had to keep their contract with him for the album." Playboy Mansion West, commonly known as The Playboy Mansion, is the Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, residence of Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner and many of his playmates. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... For other persons named Corey Hart, see Corey Hart (disambiguation). ...


The movie introduced George Michael's controversial song "I Want Your Sex". It also includes "Cross My Broken Heart" by The Jets and "Shakedown" by Bob Seger which became a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as "Better Way" performed by James Ingram. For other persons named George Michael, see George Michael (disambiguation). ... I Want Your Sex was a single released from both the soundtrack to Beverly Hills Cop II and George Michaels Faith album, and first charted in July 1987. ... The Jets are a family group from Minneapolis, Minnesota who specialize in pop, R&B and dance music. ... Shakedown is a 1987 single by Bob Seger, that is from the soundtrack of the film Beverly Hills Cop 2. ... Robert Clark Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American rock and roll singer-songwriter and musician. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... James Ingram (born February 16, 1956 in Akron, Ohio) is an American soul musician, famous for his vocal performance. ...


As with the first movie, none of Harold Faltermeyer's soundtrack score has ever been released. However, Harold Faltermeyer's self titled album "Harold F," released in 1988, includes a song called "Bad Guys," which is apparently piece of score which plays during the opening jewelry store robbery scene and through several other scenes in the movie.


Trivia

  • The film was originally to be set and filmed in London and Paris. However, the script was re-written after Eddie Murphy expressed a reluctance to film outside the United States.
  • The film was the first American movie to utilize the concept of a laser security grid, although the scene would eventually be cut from the final release.
  • When Axel is searching the map coordinates the address of city deposit is 9752 Gregory way but when Taggart is calling for back-up he clearly says the address as 341 Gregory .
  • In the scene where the cops return to Rosewood's (Judge Reinhold) apartment, there is a poster of Sylvester Stallone's Cobra. This is a reference to the fact that Stallone was originally cast as Axel Foley. After being released from the movie, Stallone made Cobra, where Stallone put his ideas into. A Special Edition of Beverly Hills Cop I details Stallone's involvement in the film project. During filming of Beverly Hills Cop II, Stallone was married briefly to Brigitte Nielsen.
  • In the final shoot-out another reference to Stallone can be heard when Taggart says "Fuck Rambo." This is after Rosewood blows up a semi trailer with a rocket launcher (by accident, since he has never fired one before).
  • TheAutoMag (pistol) handgun is stated as being the weapon of choice by the Alphabet bandits. Empty Auto Mag casings are even shown as key pieces of evidence from the first heist. However, no .44 Auto Mag was used by anyone in the film. Most of the bandits use Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine guns, which are 9 millimeters. At various points, Karla used a 9 millimeter and/or a .357 Magnum.
  • When Axel first meets Chief Lutz, he tells him he is Johnny Wishbone from the Isle of St. Croix. Upon their next meeting, Lutz says that he checked with Immigration and they had never heard of Johnny Wishbone. St. Croix is an island in the US Virgin Islands and therefore Immigration would have no record of anyone from there coming to the Continental US.
  • In the fingerprint scene in Rosewoods home, Murphy and Reinhold improvised the idea of humming the tune of Spanish Flea, which they refer to Taggart as the theme of The Dating Game.

This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ... Judge Reinhold is the stage name of Edward Ernest Reinhold, Jr. ... Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone[1] (born July 6, 1946) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... Cobra is a 1986 action film directed by George P. Cosmatos, starring Sylvester Stallone, Reni Santoni and Brigitte Nielsen. ... Brigitte Nielsen (born July 15, 1963) is a Danish actress who became popular in the 1980s for her marriage to actor Sylvester Stallone, whom she met while making the film Rocky IV. She subsequently appeared with him in the film Cobra, and was noted for her widely publicized breakup with... Rambo is a trilogy of popular action films based on the characters created by David Morrell in his novel First Blood. ... The . ... The MP5 is a 9 mm submachine gun of German design, developed in the 1960s by a group of engineers from the West German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH (HK). ... “.357” redirects here. ... St. ... Spanish Flea is an instrumental song that was written by Julius Wechter with lyrics by Cissy Wechter. ... The Dating Game was an ABC television show that first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s. ...

Cameos

  • Chris Rock made his film debut here in a small role as a valet. Rock was previously featured in an HBO comedy special which was produced by Eddie Murphy and Clint Smith.
  • Paul Guilfoyle, best known as Detective Jim Brass on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, has a small part as gun-runner Nikos Thomopolis. The best shot of him, complete with a full head of blond hair, can be seen in the scene at the Playboy Mansion.

Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Paul Guilfoyle (born April 28, 1948) is an American television and film actor known for playing Captain Jim Brass in the popular forensic television drama CSI. Guilfoyle was born in Canton, Massachusetts. ... James Jim Brass (born January 3, 1953) is a fictional character from the CBS Television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and portrayed by Paul Guilfoyle. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... Playboy Mansion West, commonly known as The Playboy Mansion, is the Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, residence of Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner and many of his playmates. ...

References

  1. ^ BBC - Films - review - Beverly Hills Cop II DVD

External links

Preceded by
Ishtar
Box office number-one films of 1987 (USA)
May 25, 1987June 14, 1987
Succeeded by
Predator
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