STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1
VERDICT – 5/5
1) A maverick Detroit cop travels to Beverly Hills to find the killers of his friend. A run-of-the-mill buddy-cop movie but done correctly.
2) Supporting cast including Judge Reinhold & John Ashton [as Det. Rosewood & Sgt. Taggart] provided the right balance.
3) An era-defining soundtrack including tracks like “Axel F” by Harold Faltermeyer, “Stir It Up” by Patti LaBelle.
4) Steven Berkoff as Victor Maitland, the obligatory European boss villain.
Axel Foley: Is this your car?
Jenny Summers: Oh, no. In Beverly Hills, we just take whichever car is closest.