Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

11 corrected entries

Corrected entry: Axel arrives in Beverly Hills by car, but it's a 2,000-mile drive from Detroit. Wouldn't that have eaten up most of his vacation time, if indeed that old Chevy Nova could have made the trip?

Correction: Driving 8 AM to 11 PM the 2,283 mile trip would take 2 days, 4 & 1/2 hours - including rest stops, leaving Axel lots of time in Beverly Hills. The car obviously made the trip.

BocaDavie

Corrected entry: As Axel is getting tossed around in the back of the semi carrying the cigarettes, you can see that a number of the boxes are empty as they are crushed under the weight of his body.

MCKD

Correction: The trailer is stocked as when it was confiscated in a prior bust. The earlier criminals must have included empty boxes among the full ones to fool their buyer. Axel has 'borrowed' it as is, and the latest buyers didn't notice the empty boxes during the sting. Not a mistake.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: When the rear trailer separates from the semi before the driver jumps out, you see the rear trailer rolling past the 1st trailer to its left, but when the camera angle changes to show the police running to the crash site, the rear trailer is now pushed up against the back of the first trailer.

xx:xx:xx

MCKD

Correction: Not so. The low shot showing the loose trailer bouncing toward the right of the screen shows a wide separation between the first and second trailers. The next time we see both, the angle is higher, further away and rotated 90 degrees around the crash site, making the loose trailer look closer, nearly against the side of the first trailer- but it's an illusion of the camera zoom.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie Axel is riding in the back of the cigarette truck. There is one shot were the camera is pointing out of a police car right behind the truck. Off to the right you can see a different police car crashing through three orange and white construction barricades. In the next shot the truck is seen from the side and the same car crashes through the barricades a second time.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: This crash is repeated four times in rapid succession from four different angles, for effect. It's not meant to suggest four different crashes - it's simply more dramatic. Not an error.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: When the truck is driven into the alley in the side mirror you can see the police car in the background. But in the next scene the cop car is only just pulling up blocking the entry to the alley.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: If this refers to the opening scene with the truck load of cigarettes, there is no such moment or error. The truck is stopped in the first shot of it, seen from far above as Axel steps out. The mirrors of the truck are never looked into by the camera before the chase is well underway.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: Axel takes the I.D. badges from the 2 guys at the warehouse and has them in his left hand but when you see Axel slap the side of box he's sitting on the badges are no longer in his hand.

MCKD

Correction: During part of this scene the camera is facing Axel from behind the two employees. As Axel shouts at them waving his arm up and down, you can briefly make out a gesture of his arms where he switches the badges in to his right hand. Immediately before the camera cuts to him slapping the box, he waves his right hand up and down twice and you can make out the badges in that hand.

Corrected entry: Axel has room service deliver some food to the beige car but when the car is seen stalling in the middle of the street due to the bananas in the tailpipe it's white, not beige.

MCKD

Correction: The car is still beige when it stalls in the middle of the street. It is the same beige car that was parked when Axel put the bananas in the tailpipe.

Corrected entry: In several scenes Eddie Murphy is carrying a single action Browning semiauto. When it is drawn and supposed to be ready to use the hammer is clearly not cocked - it simply won't fire until it is - but when he shoots it fires anyway.

Correction: If it is a double action pistol (which most are) it will in fact fire without the hammer being cocked. That is where the term "double action" comes from. It means that pulling the trigger pulls the hammer back, AND releases it to fire the gun. If it were a single action pistol (which most aren't), then it would have to be cocked before pulling the trigger would do anything. Since we never get a clear enough shot of the gun to tell the exact model, you can easily assume that it is a double-action pistol and pulling the trigger would fire it if the hammer was back or not.

Corrected entry: At the end, Axel Foley checks out of the hotel at night which would have incurred an extra nights fee for late check out. Admittedly this didn't affect Axel as the police department was footing the bill but he may as well have just stayed the extra night. Also given the long drive ahead of him, why leave in the middle of the night?

Gavin Jackson

Correction: This is just a disagreement with a perfectly reasonable decision made by a character. It is not a plot hole.

J I Cohen

Corrected entry: Once Billy Rosewood has eventually pushed Taggart over the wall Sergeant Taggart has trouble with which weapon to use. As soon as he is over the wall he has a pistol, then a shot-gun, then the pistol again, then finally he decides to use the shot-gun one more time.

Correction: Once Taggart is over the wall, Rosewood has the shotgun leaving Taggart with his pistol. After Rosewood has shot the bad guy Taggart takes the shotgun back. Then the trio jump over a wall as another man fires at them but Taggart drops the shotgun as he lands - you can see it slide away from him - Taggart then continues to fire with his pistol. Finally while the camera is focused on Foley reloading his own gun there's plenty of time for Taggart to reacquire the shotgun.

Chimera

Corrected entry: When Rosewood is lifting his sergeant over the wall at Victor Maitland's house, you see it is a solid wall all the way to the top. When the sergeant finally makes it over the wall and lands on the other side, we clearly see that the wall - from the other side - has columns and holes in it. We see it more than twice from each angle, and it's definitely not the same wall.

Correction: You can clearly see that the top of the wall has columns. It is the same wall.

Share

Follow

Add something

Share

Follow

Most popular pages

Best movie mistakesBest mistake picturesBest comedy movie quotesMovies with the most mistakesNew this monthForrest Gump mistakesPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl mistake pictureOnly Fools and Horses mistakesCube endingFriends questionsScream triviaHow the Grinch Stole Christmas quotesTitanic plotWill Ferrell movies & TV showsTop 15 biggest Harry Potter film mistakesPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl mistake video

Mistakes

In the scene where Axel throws the art dealer's henchman onto the buffet table, if you watch carefully (or use slow-mo) you can see the stunt double pulling off that manoeuvre. There is also a stunt double being thrown over the table.

More...

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).

More...

Follow