I never really watched this movie except on TV. Wasn’t until I checked the dvd out at the library I thought it was amazing. Eddie Murphy plays Axel Foley, a wisecracking Detroit cop who after doing a sting, his friend visits from Beverly Hills. After celebrating Axel’s friend gets killed and he goes to Beverly Hills to find the people who murdered his friend.
It’s just amazing to see this Detroit cop in a different environment and Eddie Murphy can be pretty funny when he want’s to be. The music is pretty good and one song just gets stuck in your head when you hear it. There’s also a lot of action scenes and comedy scenes making it and the movie not so serious all the time.
Haven’t seen the sequels but I heard they were okay. This movie though is one of the best performances by Eddie Murphy from the 1980’s. Just like Trading Places and Coming to America as well.