Cinema: Din Among the Sheltering Palms BEVERLY HILLS COP II

The big news first. No, make that the only news. Billy Rosewood is back and better than ever. Billy Rosewood! Billy Rosewood? Sure, you remember, the innocent young detective, expertly played by Judge Reinhold, who was street- smartened up by Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy, of course) in Beverly Hills Cop.

As a result of some unfathomable oversight, Billy has been permitted to develop a little in Cop II. His naivete is now touched by madness, a sort of stressed-out schizophrenia. On the one hand he has turned his apartment into a greenhouse where he croons gently to his hundreds of houseplants;...

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