A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.
You’ve used ‘pursuing a murder investigation’ to modify (tell us something about) the cop. Without this phrase you’re left with someone finding himself dealing with something, which is very passive and weak. Even if you change the wording to make the murder what this story is about ‘A freewheeling Detroit cop, dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills, pursues a murder investigation.’ it’s still very weak. How is this murder investigation different from any other? Why is this murder investigation important?
Sorry, if this is the actual logline for a famous movie starring Eddie Murphy, then I change my opinion. I think it’s brilliant!
Here’s the original tagline for its Australian release: ‘In Detroit a cop learns to take the heat. In L.A. he learns to keep his cool.’ [Theatrical Australia] Not a bad tagline, I say.
Does anyone know whether IMDB use the original loglines? I’d be interested to know.
not sure. imdb’s probably one of the best resource for logline examples of famous films, though. also, i’m new here. recently set one of my posts to private so i could further edit it. but now I can’t even access the post page (just redirects me to the homepage) and i cant edit it or anything. but i see that some people have still been able to comment on it. you got any idea what that’s about or know of anyone here that might be of help? thanks. already used the “contact us” section and reached out to karel on fb. no response