Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who shot his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.

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One night in Detroit, during a shoot-out at a chop shop, Detroit cop Axel Foley sees his boss, Inspector Douglas Todd, getting killed by a well dressed man. Using his last breath, Inspector Todd tells Axel to get the man who shot him, and Axel says that he will do that. Axel does some looking around, and finds the killer's vehicle at Wonder World, a theme park in Beverly Hills, California. In Beverly Hills, Axel is reunited with his friend Billy Rosewood, who tells Axel that John Taggart is now retired and living in Arizona. Billy is now the deputy director of operations for joint systems interdepartmental operational command (JSIOC). Billy also has a new partner named Jon Flint. Axel checks out Wonder World, which is owned by Dave "Uncle Dave" Thornton. At Wonder World, Axel rescues two kids who are stuck on a ride that broke down, and after this, Axel is taken to see the park's head of security, Ellis DeWald, and Axel recognizes DeWald as Inspector Todd's killer. Jon refuses to ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

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£3,723,123 (UK) (5 August 1994)
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The theme park in the movie is Paramount's Great America in Santa Clara, CA. Paramount is the production company and distributor. See more »

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Flint talks into the wrong side of his police radio's microphone when calls the dispatcher to find out who has been calling his pager. See more »

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Ellis De Wald: You caught him. Good. He broke into a security area.
Axel: [stands up and security guards grabs him] Hey, relax.
Axel: [to De Wald] Why don't you save that shit for New Talent Night at San Quentin. I'm onto your operation.
Ellis De Wald: [acting confused] My operation?
Jon Flint: [walks in] Goddamn it, Axel, what the hell have you done now?
Ellis De Wald: He went berserk. He was firing a weapon in the park. My God, there are hundreds of small innocent children around.
Axel: You know they don't give out Oscars in prison, right?
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The Wonderworld Song
by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman
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Pretty weak
1 January 2007 | by (St. John's, NL) – See all my reviews

Watched this for the first time last night, and was pretty disappointed (was on a triple bill with BHC 1 & 2 on Bravo, great way to ring in the New Year!).

Not overly funny, the villains were pretty weak, which is odd as John Saxon is usually pretty good as a bad guy, and Tim Carhart was great as Eddie Willows on CSI. Seemed very forced at times, and definitely lacked the Foley-Rosewood-Taggart chemistry that made the first two films so successful. Hector Elizondo is no replacement for John Ashton. The return of Bronson Pinchot as "Serge" was painful to watch.

5 out of 10, based more on Eddie Murphy's performance than anything else.


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