On January 6, 2020, the box office sensation, Beverly Hills Cop turns 35. That’s right, on this date in history, January 6, 1985, Beverly Hills Cop was the number one film in America.
The film came out in 1984 and was released on December 5, 1984. It was an American Comedy Action Film. It was directed by Martin Brest and it featured the uber funny Eddie Murphy, who played Axel Foley. Foley was a Detroit cop who knew the streets. He travels to Beverly Hills, California to solve his best friend’s murder. We need to mention the great Jerry Bruckheimer produced the movie.
This film propelled Murphy’s career and his rise to superstardom. Murphy was already established in more comedic roles and very well known. However, this role showed a more serious and dramatic side to the actor. Even though it played on the comedy side at times. Eddie Murphy became an International sensation after this movie.
The movie won a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture and earned a nomination for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for 1985. Get this Beverly Hills Cop, earned an incredible $234 Million dollars, making it the highest-grossing film at the Box Office.
It was distributed by Paramount Pictures Who could forget that catchy synth-driven theme that was titled for Eddie Murphy’s lead character Axel Foley? It was composed by Harold Faltermeyer and was called “Axel F.” It is still referenced in pop culture today. As well as many lines and scenes from the movie itself. The soundtrack even won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. The film would continue with Beverly Hills Cop II and Beverly Hills Cop III.
The cast also included Judge Reinhold as Det. Billy Rosewood, John Ashton as Sgt. Taggart, Lisa Eilbacher as Jenny Summers, and Ronny Cox as Lt. Bogomil.
This film remains timeless and was one of the best movies of the ’80s and we still love the 80’s. The hair, music, clothes, and of course movies.
If you haven’t seen this film I highly recommend it.