Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
In BEVERLY HILLS COP II, Eddie Murphy is back as Axel Foley, a resourceful Detroit detective who doesn'’t exactly play by the rules. When his friend Andrew Bogomil is wounded in an event related to mysterious "alphabet crimes," Foley hightails it to California and hooks up with officers Billy Rosewood and John Taggart in an effort to stop the robberies that are creating fear in the city'’s businesses and to avenge the attack on his friend. Along the way, their investigation into the crimes leads them to a strip club, the Playboy mansion, and even the racetrack. Director Tony Scott'’s (CRIMSON TIDE, TOP GUN) film offers a wild ride as Foley talks his way into and out of various scenarios. Watch for comedian Chris Rock's feature-film debut in his brief appearance as the parking valet and for Paul Reiser as Jeffrey Freidman, Axel'’s partner in Detroit.