About

Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder, but soon realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie detective, Billy Rosewood joins the fish-out-of-water Axel and shows him the West Los Angeles ropes.

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Directed by

Martin Brest

Written by

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

Runtime

105 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The Heat Is On!

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

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