Beverly Hills Cop

Thank You To Geoff From The 90210 Locations Website For Finding The Art Gallery Location

Thank You To Chuck Snyder For Helping Me Track Down The Locations At The Beginning Of The Chase

  • (0:02)  Axel Foley Undercover, In An Alley In Detroit, Trying To Sell Cigarettes / 1249 E. Palmetto Street, Los Angeles (Note: The Building On The Right Has Since Been Torn Down And Replaced And This Is No Longer An Alley)

  • (0:04)  The Start Of The Chase / Still Searching For This Location

  • (0:05)  The Chase Making A Right-Hand Turn While Still In The Warehouse Area / Turning Onto Wight Street From Meldrum Street, Detroit, MI (Note: The Big Factory Shown In The Background Is The Old Uniroyal Plant That Was Torn Down In The Middle 1980's)

  • (0:05)  The Chase Picking Up Speed / The Truck Is On Wight Street Approaching The Thome Rivertown Senior Apartments Which Is Located Just West Of Walker Street. The Other Light Colored Building Seen In The Background Is Located At 3175 Franklin Street)

  • (0:05)  Another Police Car Joins The Chase And Gets Plowed Into By The Truck / 120 Wight Street, Detroit, MI

  • (0:05)  The Chase Crossing The Train Tracks / Roughly 275 Franklin Street, Detroit (Note: Everything Has Been Torn Down and The Train Tracks Have Since Been Removed. There Are Now New Apartment Complexes Standing There)

  • (0:05)  The Chase Turning Onto A Main Road / Turning Left Onto Winder Street From Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI (Note: The Buildings Seen In The Background Including The Comet Bar Located At 128 Henry Street Are No Longer There As They Got Torn Down To Make Room For The Little Ceases Arena. The Area No Longer Looks The Way It Did In The Movie)

  • (0:05)  The Chase Going Around A Couple Of Houses / Winder Street At Brush Street, Detroit, MI (Note: The Orange Building On The Right Is The Only Building Still Standing Today)

  • (0:06)  The Truck Plowing Through A Taxi / 2550 Brush Street, Detroit (Note: The Truck Is Going North On Brush As They Pass Winder Street. Also, The Buildings At This Intersection Have Since Been Torn Down)

  • (0:06)  Driving Past The Viking Motel / 2720 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI

  • (0:06)  Crashing Into A Product Truck In Front Of Serwer's Wholesalers / 4646 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI (Note: That Building Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (0:07)  The Truck Smashing A Car Into A Pole / 30th Street At Magnolia Street, Detroit, MI  (Note: This Is The Pole On The Southeast Corner And It Looks To Still Be There) 

  • (0:07)  The Police Cars Spinning Out In Front Of A House / 3842 30th Street, Detroit, MI (Note: This Address Is For The House In The Screen Shot. The House Next Door Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (0:07)  The Police Using Their Cars As A Roadblock / 30th Street At Jackson Street, Detroit, MI (Note: The School Seen In The Background Has Since Been Torn Down In Replaced With A New School)

  • (0:07)  The Truck Stopping And The Driver Runs Away / Roughly 3900 30th Street, Detroit, MI

  • (0:19)  Beverly Hills Sign / Sunset Blvd And Ladera Drive, Beverly Hills

  • (0:20)  Beverly Hills Hotel / 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills

  • (0:21)  Pulling Up To The Beverly Palm Hotel / Biltmore Hotel; 506 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles (Note: This Was Not Beverly Hills Like You Would Think)

  • (0:23)  The Art Gallery / 9680 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills (Note: This Place Is Not Really An Art Gallery)

  • (0:30)  Axel Getting Thrown Through The Window / 3699 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

  • (0:31)  Heading Into The Beverly Hills Police Station / Beverly Hills City Hall; 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills (Note: The View You See Is From The Crescent Drive Side Of The Building)

  • (0:39)  The Banana In The Tailpipe / In Front Of The Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

  • (0:41)  The Warehouse / 600 S. Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles

  • (0:45)  The Customs Warehouse / Korean Air; 6101 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles

  • (0:52)  Foley Takes Sergeant Taggert And Detective Rosewood To A Strip Club And Take Down A Potential Robbery / Aladdin; 5214 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles (Note: This Is No Longer A Strip Club)  

  • (0:59)  Victor Maitland's Estate Gate / 609 E. Channel Road, Santa Monica

  • (1:02)  The Harrow Club / California Tech; Southeast Corner Of California Blvd And Hill Avenue, Pasadena


  1. Amazing!! I Love these locations you've found!! i remember most of these movies and never knew how they sometimes 'fool" the viewers of their actual location(s)!! Wwell done!! Thank you!!

  2. Funny how naive I can be as a film viewer. I just always assumed they filmed the Detroit scenes in Detroit. Why would they go all the way to Detroit to film like 2 scenes? lol. Duh.

    1. But, where the scenes on the streets with the big truck ramming other cars at the beginning were filmed?

  3. Thank you!! I took a lot of pictures in several locations, it was amazing! I watched this movie a hundred times.
    Mark from Italy

  4. I do believe 0:05 (Crossing the train tracks) was taken at 42.33394002739676, -83.02876607844752
    The buildings and railroads have long since been razed though, and there are new apartments there.

  5. Victor Maitland's house was sold in 1994 for $3.2mm. 19 years later, it was on the market for $30mm. It didn't sell, so they rented it out at $45,000 per month. It finally sold in mid-2015 for $23mm. So a 7 times increase in 21 years, which is a 9.8% annual increase on average. Then it was sold again in 2021 for $49mm ( an annual increase of 13% per year ). But the new owner does have to pay property tax of $580k per year. Ouch !