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Sylvester Stallone tried to kill Axel Foley and failed

Sylvester Stallone was the first choice to play Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop - but his determination to make it violent saw him replaced by Eddie Murphy. This is what happened next... he made Cobra. And it was a disaster.

You might think Sylvester Stallone can’t ‘do’ comedy. There is every chance this opinion was formed after watching Stop! Or My Mum Will Shoot, but you could have learnt this way earlier