Gather round children as I inform you that once upon a time Eddie Murphy was funny. Yes, he was. And if you don't believe me then you need to watch Beverly Hills Cop but don't bother with the sequel.
This film came out in the golden year that was 1984, my favourite year of the 80s. The year of Wham's Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Band Aid and a holiday in Frinton by Sea. My sister and I went to see this at Romford cinema in a double-bill (with Top Gun no less). Why do you never see double-bills anymore? They were fantastic. I defy you to come up with a better double-bill than this and Top Gun. We were in heaven.
This film is still funny now. I watched it a year or so ago and still giggled at the perfect scene in the hotel.
Only Eddie could pull off that speech.
It also had a kick-ass soundtrack with Patti Labelle, The Pointer Sisters (be still my beating heart) and Harold Faltermeyer. It also had this little beauty with one of the best introductions to an 80s song ever recorded.
Tell me can you feel it? Hell yeah! A contender for best film of the 80s. Almost enough for me to forgive The Nutty Professor and Dr Dolittle. Almost but not quite.