Friday, March 29, 2013

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

It's Friday and time for a fun film and this week's choice is Beverly Hills Cop.  Axel Foley, played by Eddie Murphy is a cop in Detroit who is in trouble for a bust gone wrong. Mainly involving a truck smashing through large '80s cars.  When his visiting friend is murdered near his apartment, his boss will not let him help solve the crime. Axel knows his friend was working in Beverly Hills and goes there against his boss's wishes.

Axel does his best to cleverly find ways to solve his friend's murder, and finds that it goes deeper than just a killing. It's an entire drug smuggling operation and he will need some help to stop it.  The real Beverly Hills police force is on to Axel and try to thwrat his attempts to investigate. The cops park outside his hotel to spy on him, so he has room service bring them dinner in their car! Eventually the cops realize that he needs help and go with him to stop the bad guys in a hilarious shootout.  The bad guys have machine guns and miss their targets every time, yet Axel and the Beverly Hills cops nail them in one shot. True 80's style. This movie gets a 7/10.

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