11 Beverly Hills Cop Fun Facts: Axel Foley Turns 30!

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It was 30 years ago this week that Axel Foley left the mean streets of Detroit for the surprisingly meaner streets of Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills Cop.

Eddie Murphy officially became a blockbuster star with the film. Did you know that he wasn’t originally the one who was supposed to headline?

The A-lister whose movie it was dropped out two weeks before filming started and, believe you me, it would have been a very different movie.

In honor of the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest comedies of all time, we found 11 fun facts about the Murphy break-out hit that you probably didn’t know.

Those Beverly Hills Cop quotes are iconic, but not everyone on the set appreciated Murphy’s penchant for improv.

Check out our 11 fun facts about Beverly Hills Cop and then watch Beverly Hills Cop online and view it in an entirely new (and informed!) light.

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Beverly Hills Cop Quotes

Detective Rosewood: Police! You're all under arrest!
Sergeant Taggart: You do that again, I'll shoot you myself!

This is the cleanest and nicest police car I've ever been in in my life. This thing's nicer than my apartment.

Axel Foley