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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Eddie Murphy is back in this sequel to the hit 1984 action comedy and the set pieces are even more spectacular – shame they forgot about the script.

This blockbusting sequel replays the plot of the original – Detroit cop Axel Foley returns to the swankiest suburb in Los Angeles, this time, to foil a gang of designer robbers who have wounded old colleague Captain Bogomil.

But wit goes largely by the wayside and Murphy’s mugging becomes increasingly irritating.

Jürgen Prochnow and Brigitte Nielsen ham it up as the obligatory foreign-accented baddies, but fail to make much impact, and Tony Scott’s direction is flashy but superficial.

Axel Foley
Eddie Murphy
Billy Rosewood
Judge Reinhold
Maxwell Dent
Jürgen Prochnow
Karla Fry
Brigitte Nielsen
Andrew Bogomil
Ronny Cox
John Taggart
John Ashton
Harold Lutz
Allen Garfield
Charles “Chip” Cain
Dean Stockwell
Jeffrey Friedman
Paul Reiser
Inspector Todd
Gil Hill
Nikos Thomopolis
Paul Guilfoyle
Mayor Egan
Robert Ridgely
Biddle
Brian O’Connor
Playboy Mansion valet
Chris Rock

Director
Tony Scott

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