What is the best movie monologue ever?

A great monologue is a delicate balance between screenwriting and performance.  When this perfect balance is achieved, we get unforgettable scenes that vastly improve the films they are in.

Good, well written and well delivered monologues can make us laugh or cry, they can be inspirational or they can just be a means of catharsis.  The best monologues are slowly built toward, often serving as the key scene for their film and the defining moment of a character.

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Worst to First … Beverly Hills Cop

There are some actors that seem to be born for a specific role, a role that you just couldn’t imagine being played by anyone else.  Whenever I think of Eddie Murphy, the first thing that springs to mind is his time spent as the wise-cracking Detroit detective Axel Foley.

It was a career-defining role for Murphy, which makes it all the more unbelievable that Beverly Hills Cop was written with Sylvester Stallone in mind.  How different would that have been?!

I grew up with two older brothers so I had access to some action/comedy gems during my formative years.  One such film was Beverly Hills Cop.  Seeing this film and it’s sequels for the first time at an early age makes me look back on them with fondness.  When I watch them now I’m instantly taken back to my youth, but I can see now what I couldn’t see then; that not all action movies need to be serious and unsentimental.  Beverly Hills Cop showed me that they could be silly and amusing too.

Anyway, that’s enough of my longing for days of old, here’s my attempt at rearranging the Beverly Hills Cop movies from worst to first.  Starting with …

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