|Contains three Eddie Murphy comedy classics BEVERLY HILLS COP, TRADING PLACES and 48 HOURS.|
BEVERLY HILLS COP: The heat is on in this fast paced action-comedy starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street smart Detroit cop tracking down his best friend's killer in Beverly Hills. Axel quickly learns that his wild style doesn't fit in with the Beverly Hills Police Department, which assigns two officers (Judge Reinhold & John Ashton) to make sure things don't get out of hand. Dragging the stuffy detectives along for the ride, Axel smashes through a huge culture clash in his hilarious, high-speed pursuit of justice.
Featuring cameos by Paul Reiser, Bronson Pinchot and Damon Wayans, Beverly Hills Cop is an exhilarating sidesplitting adventure!
TRADING PLACES: Eddie Murphy established himself as a comedy superstar in his role as street-wise hustler Billy Ray Valentine. Fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus Dan Aykroyd co-stars as Louis Winthorpe III, a wealthy investment executive at Duke Brothers, a Wall Street firm. The fun begins when the rich and greedy Duke Brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) wager a bet over whether born loser Valentine could become as successful as the priggish Winthorpe if circumstances were reversed.
The Dukes have the money to make this happen, but when Valentine and Winthorpe catch on they arrange for a rich and riotous payback!
48 HOURS: Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy make one of the most unusual and entertaining teams ever in Walter Hill's roller-coaster thriller, 48 HRS. Nolte is a rough-edged cop after two vicious cop-killers. He can't do it without the help of smooth and dapper Murphy, who is serving time for a half-million dollar robbery. This unlikely partnership trades laughs as often as punches as both pursue their separate goals: Nolte wants the villains; Murphy wants his money and some much-needed female companionship. Watch for Murphy's hilarious scene in a redneck country-western bar-you'll want to see it again and again.
"[Trading] ...Murphy and Akroyd at the top of their game... Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"[Beverly] Brash, crude and very funny. Cinebooks Database
"[Beverly] Sassy, tough and very funny vehicle for Murphy, who's in top form... Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Editor's NoteEddie Murphy was at his absolute best in this trio of action-comedies that cement his reputation as the funniest comedian of the 1980s: 48 HOURS (1982), TRADING PLACES (1983), and BEVERLY HILLS COP (1984). See individual titles for plot synopses.
|Jamie Lee Curtis|
|John Landis - [Trading] Director|
|Martin Brest - [Beverly] Director|
|Walter Hill - [48 Hrs.] Director|
|Daniel Petrie, Jr., et. al., Nominee, [Beverly] Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen|
British Academy Awards (1986)
|Harold Faltermeyer, Nominee, [Beverly] Best Score|
Golden Globe (1985)
|Eddie Murphy, Nominee, [Beverly] Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical|
|Elmer Bernstein, Nominee, [Trading] Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score|
British Academy Awards (1984)
|Denholm Elliott, Winner, [Trading] Best Supporting Actor|
|Jamie Lee Curtis, Winner, [Trading] Best Supporting Actress|
Golden Globe (1983)
|Eddie Murphy, Nominee, [48 Hrs.] New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Male|