R | | Action, Comedy, Crime
A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.
Sylvester Stallone said he left the project because he didn't think audiences would accept him as a naive, fish-out-of-water cop who was new to the lifestyle of Beverly Hills. He also didn't like the inclusion of comedy and didn't feel he was suited for it.
Everything he said about Maitland is right. Now he's kidnapped a woman and he's got her in this house.
Sergeant Taggart: Well, let's go in there and get her.
Axel Foley: What the fuck do you think I'm trying to do here?
Sergeant Taggart: You're not doing anything!
When the cigarette deal gets broken up, three different models of police cars are involved in the first 20 seconds. They may have had rapid support, but the car that backs out of the alley changes completely once it's fully out.
Scott Murphy's character of Det. Owensby is misspelled as Det. Owenby in the credits.
$15,214,805 (USA) (9 December 1984)