Cinema: Eddie Goes to Lotusland

BEVERLY HILLS COP Directed by Martin Brest; Screenplay by Daniel Petrie Jr.

Detective Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) has just been busted for disturbing the affluence of Beverly Hills; a few moments before, some bad guys had shattered decorum and a plate-glass window by heaving him through the latter. Now Axel, who hails from Detroit, where the fuzz's lot is mostly scuzz, looks wonderingly around. "This is the cleanest and nicest police car I've ever been in in my life," he murmurs. "This thing's nicer than my apartment." Very politely he requests the arresting officers to pull over if they just happen to...

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