For the first time in 30 years Axel Foley is leaving Detroit behind for the sunny skies of southern California. He’s also leaving the big screen for streaming. But even three decades and a move to Netflix later, some things just haven’t changed. The new trailer for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, the fourth film in the franchise, shows Eddie Murphy’s charming cop still has no respect for rules or public property. And he also still needs help from some old friends to clean up those mean pristine streets.

“God, I missed you, Axel.” Judge Reinhold truly speaks for us all. Eddie Murphy’s iconic officer might not be the young, brash, reckless cop he once was, but Axel Foley is still brash, reckless, and a cop. It’s a good thing he’s always been a good one, because this trip to Beverly Hills is his most personal yet. His old friend Billy is not the only person he cares about who’s in trouble. It’s his own daughter. Here’s the official synopsis from Netflix to accompany the Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F trailer:

Detective Axel Foley is back on the beat in Beverly Hills. After his daughter’s life is threatened, she (Taylour Paige) and Foley team up with a new partner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and old pals Billy Rosewood and John Taggart (John Ashton) to turn up the heat and uncover a conspiracy.

Inside a car xel F (L to R) John Ashton as Chief John Taggart, Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley and Judge Reinhold as Billy Rosewood in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F
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You can check out Murphy and Gordon-Levitt in action in the below clip as Axel Foley and Bobby Abbott try to steal a helicopter in order to survive.

The film also stars Kevin Bacon as Captain Cade Grant (who we immediately assume is a corrupt cop and major villain). Paul Reiser is also back as Jeffrey Friedman. And you obviously can’t have a Beverly Hills Cop movie without Bronson Pinchot’s Serge.

What you can have is a streaming release instead of a theatrical one. The film arrives at Netflix only this summer on July 3. That will be a new place for Axel Foley to visit Beverly Hills, but clearly that won’t mean this time is any different than the others.

Originally published on May 23, 2024.