Beverly Hills Cop

Trivia: Was the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time for nearly twenty years until "The Matrix Reloaded" upseated it on June 3, 2003. In the history of R-rated films, it held the longest record for high grosser (19 years).

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Trivia: The role of Axel Foley originally went to Sylvester Stallone. The producers decided to go with Eddie Murphy though after Stallone wrote in too much action, and they wanted it to be more of a comedy.

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Trivia: When Axel checks out of the hotel at the end, the man behind the desk is director Martin Brest.

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Trivia: The gay waiter who gives Foley the bananas is Damon Wayans, in a very early role. Wayans, years later, will portray a gay co-host of a public-access TV program on the early 1990s FOX variety show "In Living Color."

Trivia: During the "supercops" scene, you'll notice that Sergeant Taggart (actor John Ashton), with a very pained look on his face. That's becuse Eddie Murphy improvised this whole scene and John was pinching his thigh, desperately trying not to laugh out loud.

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Trivia: Max Weinberg, the drummer for Bruce Springsteen and Conan O'Brien, has an unbilled cameo as one of Victor Maitland's guards.

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Axel throws the art dealer's henchman onto the buffet table, if you watch carefully (or use slow-mo) you can see the stunt double pulling off that manoeuvre. There is also a stunt double being thrown over the table.

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Question: Did Eddie Murphy improvise his hotel meltdown speech (where he claims to be a reporter) or was it scripted?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Much of Axel Foley's lines were improvised, including this scene, according to the commentary. But many other actors improvised their lines too, most notably Bronson Pinchot. The script was originally written with the intent of Sylvester Stallone playing Axel and as such, the issue of his race wasn't scripted and the director tried to avoid mentioning race in the film. It was Eddie Murphy that would bring it up in improvised lines.

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