Splitsider

Posts tagged as buddy cop

The Long-Lasting Legacy of 'Beverly Hills Cop'

This piece is brought to you by Eddie Murphy: One Night Only, a star-studded celebration of one of the greatest comedic minds of the past half-century. Check it out tomorrow night at 10/9c on SpikeTV!

The buddy cop movie is so ingrained in our culture that it's sometimes easy to forget it's only been a popular subgenre since the 1980s. Although it was preceded by a few other similar movies, Beverly Hills Cop, when it was released in 1984, defined the modern action-comedy and had an indelible impact on every film that followed in its footsteps, giving birth to an enduring franchise and a bevy of movies that [...]