- Title: Beverly Hills Cop
- Director: Martin Brest
- Date: 1984
- Studio: Paramount Pictures
- Genre: Comedy, Action
- Cast: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox, Jonathan Banks, Paul Reiser
- Format: Color, Widescreen
- DVD Format: R1, NTSC
But what keeps this from being a conventional fish-out-of-water story is the humor - Eddie Murphy is funny, and this film showcases his talent well. He also pulls off the more dramatic scenes, making it believable that he's a cop who lost a good friend.
Judge Reinhold is excellent as the younger cop, whom Murphy sways to his unconventional, not exactly by -the-book method of doing police work. And their are plenty of fun cameos.
The opening montage of working Detroit is extremely well shot -- as is a parallel sequence of Beverly Hills when Foley arrives. The poverty and working-man's world of Detroit is balanced against the rich play ground of Beverly Hills.
There is a lot of bad language in the movie, which is probably the reason for the "R" rating, but over all it's just fun.
Recommendation: An enjoyable film to see.
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