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EDDIE MURPHY

June 10 - 12 at the Trylon

In the 1980s, an African American man became the biggest movie star in the world. By making racism the butt of the joke, Eddie Murphy made Reagan-era America laugh at itself and inspired a generation of comics. These action comedies highlight not only Murphy’s superb comedic timing, but also his leading-man appeal.

BEVERLY HILLS COP

(1984, DCP, 105m) dir Martin Brest w/Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Josh Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher. Detroit police officer Axel Foley (Murphy) chases his friend’s killer to Los Angeles. Murphy’s biggest hit was an absolute sensation upon release. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 3:00


Showings: Jun. 10 7:00, Jun. 11 9:00, Jun. 12 3:00

48 HRS.

(1982, DCP, 96m) dir Walter Hill w/Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O’Toole, Frank McRae. Detective Jack Cates (Nolte) is a bigoted cop with a punchable face who enlists the help of charismatic convict Reggie Hammond (Murphy). FRI 9:15 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:15


Showings: Jun. 10 9:15, Jun. 11 7:00, Jun. 12 5:15

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