Beverly Hills Cop

Continuity mistake: Before the white Beetle is hit by the truck, a shot shows that the truck and most of the police cars have already safely passed the Beetle and the green Buick that pushes the Beetle forward in the next shot. (00:07:10)

johnrosa

Continuity mistake: When Axel and Jenny pull up to the Bonded warehouse, you see Axel's arm resting on the passenger door but when the camera angle changes his arm is inside the car.

MCKD

Continuity mistake: When Maitlands guys remove the bonds from the box, they have opened the lid and 4 nails are sticking out. But they don't hammer them back in. Nevertheless the nails disappear from one shot to the next.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When the tractor-trailer turns off the pavement to avoid the roadblock, just before the second trailer separates, a quick shot (watching the truck from the front as it enters the shot from the camera's right) shows that there is no second trailer at all. (00:07:25)

johnrosa

Continuity mistake: when Axel is booking into the Beverly hills hotel the clerk and the manager change from standing very close to each other, to very far apart, depending on the different camera angle.

stump

Continuity mistake: When Axel is telling Bogomil what he's really doing in Beverly Hills, you see Bogomil's hands in the front of him as he is talking but when the camera angle changes only one hand is in front and the other is to his side. Happens about 3 times during the scene.

MCKD

Continuity mistake: When Mikey loses a bet at the pool table, his arms are hanging down by his sides as the 8-ball sinks. In the next frame he's got his hands full of cash instead. (00:14:05)

ryguy_1983

Continuity mistake: When Axel visits Victor at the club he throws Victor's henchman across the buffet table. When the henchman gets up he has a strawberry smashed into his hair at the top middle-right portion of his forehead. Later on the strawberry is gone but there are green leaves that now are on the middle-left side of his forehead. This is evident as the camera regains focus although the colors can be seen when the the view of him is blurry. (01:04:30)

luchador

Continuity mistake: When Axel and Mikey are playing pool, the guy Axel is playing calls out his shot and you see about 3 balls on the table not including the cue ball. Mikey bets the guy that he can't make the shot and you now see only the 8 ball on the table.

MCKD

Continuity mistake: When the police pull up to the back of the semi, Axel was holding the money in his hands to his side but as the camera angle changes he's now holding the money up in the air.

MCKD

Continuity mistake: When Axel is talking his way into the club to see Victor, right before he's allowed to see Victor the camera angle from the back shows him rubbing the back of his head with his left hand but the camera angle from the front shows his hand at his sides.

MCKD

Continuity mistake: When Axel and Jenny go to Victor's warehouse you see Axel walk up to a crate and put both of his hands on it. The camera angle changes and his hands are no longer on the crate and he's pointing to a label on the crate telling Jenny that this is what they are looking for.

MCKD

Continuity mistake: The hands on Axel's wristwatch change position frequently when he's being questioned by Bogomil about his fixation with Victor. (01:07:00 - 01:08:00)

ryguy_1983

Continuity mistake: When Inspector Todd is yelling at Foley you see Jeffrey standing right behind Axel looking at the lockers, and when the camera angle changes he's now looking right at Axel.

MCKD

Continuity mistake: When Axel and Mikey are at the bar Mikey puts his hand on Axel's neck. The shot changes and the hand is now on Axel's shoulder. The shot changes again and the hand is missing.

Continuity mistake: When Jenny and Axel first get in her Mercedes, you see the rear view mirror. But in the shots of her driving, it's gone.

Bishop73

Continuity mistake: When Foley is being thrown out of Maitland's office, four of Maitland's bodyguards grab Foley, while the fifth man (the one wearing sunglasses) leads them out. His jacket is buttoned as they grab Foley. In the next shot, you see him buttoning his jacket. (00:29:28)

Continuity mistake: When Axel is at Victor's gate, looking at his house, the two other cops show up and Axel turns to face them. When you see the shot from in front of them, they're standing shoulder to shoulder. But the shots from behind show them standing a few feet apart.

Continuity mistake: Right before Axel shoots Zack at the mansion, there is a large vase behind Axel. When he shoots Zack however, the vase disappears. There are bullet holes in the wall where the vase was, implying Zack fired his gun at Axel. But Zack never fires his gun, so the vase simply vanishes from the scene. (01:32:00)

THGhost

Continuity mistake: At the end shoot out in the house, Foley and Taggart bump into each other and a henchman shoots the grass near them with a submachine gun, ripping up the grass. Billy shoots the assailant and they come out from behind the wall - the grass that was shot up is in pristine condition, with no bullet holes or damage whatsoever. (01:28:15)

The_Iceman

Continuity mistake: When Eddie Murphy is getting the bananas from the waiter in the hotel, the bananas he gets are straight. When he places the bananas in the tailpipe of the detectives' car, they are curved.

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Police Chief Hubbard: What's this man doing here?
Axel Foley: Bleeding, sir.

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Trivia: Was the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time for nearly twenty years until "The Matrix Reloaded" upseated it on June 3, 2003. In the history of R-rated films, it held the longest record for high grosser (19 years).

megamii

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Question: Why did the bus do a 180? You never saw the semi truck in that shot, so why did it make an insane turn like that when the truck had nothing at all to do with it?

Answer: There might be a deleted scene showing an extended chase scene, but as it is, it seems out of place. From what I can tell, the road was slick, like something oily was spilt on the road during the chase. I don't think it's from the fruit and vegetable truck either. The bus looks like it's breaking suddenly (perhaps to avoid an unseen wreck) and skidded out and the driver over compensated, spinning the bus out. In fairness, a licensed bus driver would probably be able to control the bus in that situation, so it was exaggerated for the film. It probably should have been cut, but I'm guessing someone liked it and kept it in for more action.

Bishop73

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