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The heat is on in this fast paced action-comedy starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street smart Detroit cop tracking down his best friend's killer in Beverly Hills. Axel quickly learns that his wild style doesn't fit in with the Beverly Hills Police Department, which assigns two officers (Judge Reinhold & John Ashton) to make sure things don't get out of hand. Dragging the stuffy detectives al...

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Directed by

Martin Brest

Written by

Daniel Petrie Jr. (Screenplay)
Danilo Bach (Story)

Runtime

105 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The Heat Is On!

Cast

Keywords

investigation strip club california los angeles, california police swimming pool smuggling (contraband) gunfight buddy cop undercover mansion buddy comedy art gallery detroit, michigan showdown country club warehouse foot chase damsel in distress beverly hills bar fight maverick cop

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Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#63 on AFI's 100 years...100 laughs AFI

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen