Beverly Hills Cop on VHS. Starring Eddie Murphy. With Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher. Directed by Martin Brest. 1984.
From the VHS cover:
Eddie Murphy’s hilarious portrayal of Detective Axel Foley has propelled Beverly Hills Cop into the ranks of the top ten biggest box office hits in history!
Foley’s a brash, street smart Detroit detective who follows the trail of a friend’s murderer to the posh surroundings of Beverly Hills. And before Axel gets his man, he gets up to his neck in an international network of smugglers and drug peddlers.
It’s a fast paced adventure that proves the difference between a really good comedy and a great comedy is Eddie Murphy.
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Ruthless People on VHS. Starring Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater. With Bill Pullman, Frank Sivero. Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker. 1986.
From the box:
In this fiendishly funny comedy from the creators of Airplane!, loathsome millionaire Sam Stone is RUTHLESS. How ruthless? When his shrill wife Barbara is nabbed by inept kidnappers. Sam cries tears of joy… and refuses to pay the ransom. And when the abductors threaten to kill the abrasive heiress, Sam takes immediate action–he celebrates! Ruthless People. Raucous… outlandish… one of the top box office hits of the year!
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Fast Times At Ridgemont High on VHS. Starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker, Brian Backer, Robert Romanus, Ray Watson, Nicolas Cage, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards. Directed by Amy Heckerling. 1982.
From the box:
Twenty-four-year-old first time screenwriter Cameron Crowe went undercover as a high school student to give us an insider’s perspective on sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, and trying to make it through another year at Ridgemont High. There’s freshman Stacy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) getting plenty of bad advice from Linda (Phoebe Cates) on how to lose her virginity. Her brother, Brad (Judge Reinhold), is the big-man-on-campus who’s grooming himself for a career in the fast food industry.
And then there’s Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn) as the ultimate surfer who’s most excellent at catching flack from Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), a rigid history teacher convinced everyone is on dope.
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