Original hand litho Australian Daybill movie poster. Beverly Hills Cop 2 is a 1987 American action comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Tony Scott. It is the sequel to the 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop and the second installment in the Beverly Hills Cop series. Murphy returns as Detroit police detective Axel Foley, who reunites with Beverly Hills detectives Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and John Taggart (John Ashton) to stop a robbery/gun-running gang after Captain Andrew Bogomil (Ronny Cox) is shot and seriously wounded. The film was a box office success, making $153,665,036 domestically. It was nominated for an Academy Award and for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - the Bob Seger song "Shakedown".