Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

 Just like the movie itself, this episode is rated R.

Beverly Hills Cop

He was a big star before it, but Eddie Murphy became galactic after Beverly Hills Cop came out in 1984. His blockbuster hit remains funny all these years later even though it deals with some deadly serious subject matter like death and so much destruction. Martin Brest directed a tremendous action comedy, but his picture is even more impressive when you consider they were apparently winging it a lot of the time. Eddie has always been a brilliant improviser and he & his co-stars did a lot of that here. Eddie’s Axel Foley is also pretty much a genius detective, expertly stirring up the rule-followers John Ashton & Judge Reinhold. So don’t be stupid. Just spend a bit of your day with the fish-in-water 414th Ellises’ Analysis as we do the neutron dance and dig into The Eddie Murphy Show.

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1984 U.S. Box Office and Top 200 Adjusted For Inflation

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1984 in film

1984 Academy Award winners & nominees

Links to: Beverly Hills Cop 11 and Beverly Hills Cop III and 48 Hrs. and Dirty Harry

Previously on The Ellises’ Analysis: Train To Busan

November 8th on The Ellises’ Analysis: The Fisher King