- Eddie Murphy is back as Detroit's maverick detective Axel Foley, but 'Beverly Hills Cop II' is no sequel; it's more like second in a series.
The chase scenes, wise-cracking and offbeat crimebusting are all intact, but we find out little else about the Foley character. This time around, he goes back to Beverly Hills to solve the attempted murder of his friend on the force. It all involves gunrunning, but not in any intelligible way. Yet this film is wonderfully fast and action-packed, as directed by Tony Scott ('Top Gun'). Brigitte Nilsen puts in a pretty good female interpretation of a Rambo-like character, perhaps in tribute to her real-life husband, Sylvester Stallone. Rated R.