Who can forget ALex Foley (Eddie Murphy and that crazy laugh.
Young and reckless Detroit Police Department detective Foley's latest unauthorized sting operation goes sour when two uninformed officers intervene, resulting in a high-speed chase through the city which causes widespread damage.
His boss, Inspector Douglas Todd (Gilbert R. Hill), reprimands Axel for his behavior and threatens to fire him unless he changes his ways on the force.
Axel arrives at his apartment to find it has been broken into by his childhood friend, Mikey Tandino (James Russo). Mikey did time in prison, but ended up working as a security guard in Beverly Hills, thanks to a mutual friend, Jenny Summers (Lisa Eilbacher). Mikey shows Axel some German bearer bonds and Axel wonders how he got them, but chooses not to question him about it. After hanging out at a bar, they return to Axel's apartment, where two men, Zack (Jonathan Banks) and Casey (Michael Champion), knock Axel unconscious, confront Mikey about the bearer bonds and then kill him.
Friendship runs deep and Alex can’t walk away from solving the crime of his friend’s death, no matter the consequences.
As Alex tries to stay away from his captain, two dimwitted cops are given the job of keeping up with the reckless Alex — Sergeant John Taggart (John Ashton) and Detective Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold).
Alex keeps them busy by sticking bananas up the exhabut pipe of their police issued undercover car to convincing them to come to a strip club, so they can keep their eyes of them.
Wherever the three roam trouble and laughter follow.
Beverly Hills Cop is still as fresh and fun as it was when it released in 1984.
This first film in the Beverly Hills Cop film series shot Murphy to international stardom, won the People's Choice Award for "Favorite Motion Picture" and was nominated for both the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1985.
My friends at Paramount have released several of Murphy’s key films in 4K Ultra HD including Coming To America, Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places and The Golden Child.
All released Tuesday, Dec. 1, just in time for the holidays.
All have been remastered for sound and color quality and all contain many extras.