A Detroit detective taking on drugs and women in the city of Los Angeles California. What could be more fun!
Here is the basic plot of the film… After his childhood buddy is murdered while visiting Detroit, rebellious cop Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) follows the leads to Beverly Hills, Calif., under the auspices of a vacation. He checks in with old friend Jenny Summers (Lisa Eilbacher) and starts to believe her boss, art dealer Victor Maitland (Steven Berkoff), might somehow be involved in the murder. However, Lt. Bogomil (Ronny Cox) of the Beverly Hills Police Department does not trust Foley, and hinders his search for evidence.
The soundtrack is full of well known 80’s and 60’s tracks along with Danny Elfman and Harold Faltermeyer who came up with the iconic theme. This movie started a trend for fun 80’s movies. Specifically the year 1984 is a big year for movies and their iconic soundtracks. In future post you will get more of that and I hope I can continue the tradition.
Would you like some clips? I know I would. Here they are.
First I give you the Axel F theme.
New Attitude by Patti Labelle
Emergency by Rockie Robbins
Gratitude by Danny Elfman
Finally The Heat is On! by Glen Frey
Well that’s all this week, I hope you enjoyed it. Next week I give you Conan the Destroyer! See you then.