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Beverly Hills Cop is 40 years old: here are 3 secrets from filming this legendary film

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Certain films have left their mark on the history of the seventh art. The production of a feature film, however, relies on a fragile balance that is often unknown to the general public. From casting to scenario choices, through enmities or moments of grace, the destiny of a nugget could sometimes have been very different. Here are 3 secrets from filming Beverly Hills Cop.

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Released in 1984, this production allows us to follow the adventures of Axel Foley, Detroit police lieutenant. The latter arrives in Beverly Hills to investigate the death of one of his gangster friends. His investigation pushes him to shed light on a vast local drug trafficking network. This is the start of a legendary saga which will be back this summer on Netflix for a fourth part.

Mickey Rourke almost played Axel Foley

In 1983, Mickey Rourke was a big name in Hollywood following his notable performance in < em>Dinner. According to Mentalfloss, the latter therefore signed a contract of 400,000 dollars with the studio and was actively discussing with the screenwriters. This contract having ended and the project not materializing, the actor finally looked for another mission.

Sylvester Stallone had also signed to play the hero

The cinema legend had received the script for Beverly Hills Cop. He even took care to rewrite the script so that it suited him more. This feature film would have been much more focused on action than on comedy. Once again, this project ultimately did not materialize, and it was Eddie Murphy who won.

Eddie Murphy improvised a lot

The writing of the script for this film took years to come to fruition. And even once the latter was finished, the production was still hungry. So we encouraged Eddie Murphy to improvise and invent new things about his character. Blessed bread for the latter, star of Saturday Night Live and a great creative at heart, who did not let himself be prayed for and had a lot of fun during filming.

That's all for this week. Did you appreciate this feature film when it was released in the cinema or did you discover it late?? Don't hesitate to remind us of your memories in the comments. If you liked the article, you can always find the previous part of this section here.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116