- During the Storming the Castle sequence in the film, Taggart and Rosewood are pinned behind some statuary while goons with Uzis blast away at them. Rosewood goes into perhaps the greatest By-the-Book Cop moment ever seen on film.
Rosewood: (standing up, holding his badge) Police! You are all under arrest!
(Goons blast away, forcing him to duck.)
Taggart: Billy, if you do that again, I'll shoot you myself.
Rosewood: (standing up again) Police! You are all under arrest!
- It's made even funnier by the final scene in this sequence, when about two dozen uniformed cops rush in and all aim their guns at the goons in unison.
Taggart: They know that, Billy.
Rosewood: Put your weapons down, and come out into the open with your hands up!
Taggart: They have their hands up, Billy.
Rosewood: (grinning broadly) This is great!
- There's also the moment at the end where the Beverly Hills Chief of Police confronts Axel after the massive shootout
Chief: What's this man doing here?Axel: Bleeding, sir.
Funny / Beverly Hills Cop
Just about every one of Axel Foley's scenes could be considered a supremely funny moment, but some of the best exchanges in the films occur between Taggart and Rosewood.