Writer: Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay), Danilo Bach (story), Daniel Petrie Jr. (story)
Run time: 105 min
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.
Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is a reckless, young Detroit police detective who heads to Beverly Hills, California, to solve the murder of his best friend. The film shot Murphy to international stardom, won the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Motion Picture”, was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) in 1985. It earned $234 million at the North American domestic box office, making it the biggest hit of 1984.