Beverly Hills Cop (Blu-ray)
The Heat Is On!
Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 17, 2011
- Originally Released: 1984
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Note: Commentary by Director Martin Berst
- Beverly Hills Cop - The Phenomenon Begins
- A Glimpse Inside the Casting Process
- The Music of Beverly Hills Cop
- Location Map
- Theatrical Trailer
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Eddie Murphy & Judge Reinhold|
|Performer:||Lisa Eilbacher, John Ashton, Bronson Pinchot, Ronny Cox, Jonathan Banks, Steven Berkoff, Paul Reiser, Damon Wayans & James Russo|
|Directed by||Martin Brest|
|Edited by||Arthur Coburn & Billy Weber|
|Screenwriting by||Daniel Petrie, Jr.|
|Composition by||Harold Faltermeyer|
|Produced by||Jerry Bruckheimer & Don Simpson|
|Director of Photography:||Bruce Surtees|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Heh, heh, heh."
- Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy)
The connecting stuff is just bagatelle. Full Review
It's one of the few star comedies of the early 80s to allot some humor and personality to the minor characters. Full Review
Rating: 2/5 -- Away from Murphy's iconic comic status and star quality at the time, he was a limited dramatic actor - making almost untenable the tauter moments of the plot. Full Review
...Murphy is in exceptional form here...
This lickety-split action comedy is distinguished by the wry, character-conscious direction of Martin Brest, who coaxes a silver-bullet performance from star Eddie Murphy that's practically criminal in its accuracy. Full Review
Rating: B+ -- Fast, enjoyable, often witty action-comedy that made Eddie Muprphy the most popular movie star in the country. Full Review
Martin Brest's brash fish-out-of-water comedy is the ideal showcase for Murphy's hip, lightning-quick genius. -- Grade: B
Eddie Murphy rose to stardom as Axel Foley, a streetwise and brash young Detroit cop in this comic blockbuster that combined frenetic action, hysterical rough-edged comedy, and a chart-topping rock & roll soundtrack. When his best friend is murdered, Axel heads off to Beverly Hills in an effort to track down the killer. The resulting culture shock is only one of his difficulties: Often operating just outside the law in his determination to capture the murderer, he finds himself repeatedly clashing with the local authorities as well as his supervisor back home. With the help of Beverly Hills detective Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and his partner, Sergeant Taggart (John Ashton), Axel is able to track down the killer, who turns out to be Victor Maitland (Steven Berkoff), a wealthy, powerful, and respected member of the California community. It is up to Axel to outsmart the evil British criminal, who is protected inside his fortresslike mansion. Featuring hysterical supporting performances from Bronson Pinchot as Serge--an effeminate, thickly accented art gallery clerk--and comedian Damon Wayans, among others, the film is one of the funniest comedies of the 1980s.
After a friend of his is murdered, a big city cop from the east travels to Beverly Hills, California, to hunt down the killer; the cop's streetwise approach gets surprising results.
Action | Thieves | Killer | Vengeance | Cops | Recommended | Blockbuster | Theatrical Release | 1980s
- Theatrical release: December 5, 1984.
- The film grossed more than $230 million at the box office.
- Director's cameo: Martin Brest appears as a hotel checkout clerk.
- Sylvester Stallone was originally targeted for the role of Axel Foley. When he failed to show interest in the project, the producers cast young Eddie Murphy in the part. This choice, of course, changed the emphasis of the film from action to comedy, and the role consolidated Murphy's status as a superstar.