YMMV: Beverly Hills Cop

  • Designated Hero: Axel. He's a Manipulative Bastard and his various Bavarian Fire Drills on people with something he needs or wants are downright exploitative (he threatens to call a hotel racist in order to get a room without a reservation, then makes them give him a discounted rate. In the sequel, he steals a house undergoing renovation) and conducts illegal searches. Were it not for the much worse villains, he would easily be a Villain Protagonist.
  • Ear Worm: You've heard the theme song.
    • Or, if you live in Europe, WORSE. There was the time when a certain ringtone company decided to use the song to promote a certain Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal (Alright, THIS ONE, if you must), thus ruining the original version and making it virtually impossible for fans of the original song to hum the original in public without some cretin blathering "DING! DING!" between the melody lines. Be THANKFUL it was hardly a success in the US.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Inspector Todd. The guy playing him really was a cop in Detroit, so he knew the role he was going into perfectly and absolutely nails it. One of the third film's many problems was that they Dropped a Bridge on Him.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!
      • NO, I CANNOT!!