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Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

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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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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25 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Un detective suelto en Hollywood III  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

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$42,610,000 (USA)
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Production was temporarily shut down to allow the Paramount top brass the chance to get to grips with the film's spiraling budget. Originally estimated at $55 million, it was soon in excess of $70 million. Of that budget, $15 million was Eddie Murphy's paycheck. See more »

Goofs

When Foley first sees the room where the counterfeit money is being printed, De Wald sees his full body reflection in the mirror. But clearly the mirror is not at such an angle to see Foley's full body, maybe just his feet. See more »

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Axel: [Axel is dressed up as Oki-Doki the elephant]
Little Kid: Oki-Doki.
[runs over and hugs him]
Axel: Hey, nice little kid. How you doin'? Nice little boy. Good to see you.
Little Kid: I love you Oki-Doki.
Big Kid: Hey, Oki. Do the Oki Shuffle.
Axel: [starts to jump around] Oki-Doki, Oki-Doki, Doki Doki Oki.
Big Kid: THAT'S NOT RIGHT. IT'S LIKE THIS.
[does the Oki Shuffle]
Axel: Hey listen, kid, I'm Oki-Doki and I changed the steps. You got a problem with that?
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Follows Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) See more »

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The Wonderworld Song
by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman
Produced by Louis Fagenson & Nile Rodgers
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Eddie Murphy's unsatisfying turning point
13 September 2001 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

I think "Beverly Hills cop III" was an extremely regrettable turning point in the nice career of one of the most talented and funniest black comedians Hollywood has ever seen - Mr. Eddie Murphy. Before it he used to be funny or at least much funnier. He appeared in the rather enjoyable flicks like "48 Hrs.", "Coming to America", "Another 48 Hrs.", "The Distinguished gentleman", "Boomerang" and of course "Beverly Hills cop I & II" - two beloved movies that'll always be his very best works.

Then someone decided to add part three in the so far terrific "Beverly Hills cop" saga. This time Axel Foley was on the mission of revenge and the comedy was unfortunately replaced by action. Who forgot that most of the glamour behind these movies came directly from the humor? Even though John Landis - the man behind hit comedies like "The Blues Brothers" and "Three Amigos!" - sat in the director's chair the end result just wasn't that funny anymore or at least it was funny very rarely and that's a bad thing if we compare part three to its absolutely hilarious precursors. ...and as it happened, after "Beverly Hills cop III" Eddie Murphy got roles from the movies like "Vampire in Brooklyn" (with only couple of excellent scenes), "Metro" (that apparently wasn't supposed to be funny in the first place), "Doctor Dolittle" (cute little film for kiddies who love furry animals that talk), "Holy man" (interesting but more confusing than amusing) and "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" (definitely one of his worst movies, waste of his undisputed talents and a model example of a comedy that doesn't make you laugh).

Lately I saw "Life" and surprisingly it was pretty brilliant and alongside with fairly good "Bowfinger" it's the only completely clear exception in this course. What I'm saying is, "Beverly Hills cop III" started it all. Was it all just a coincidence or was it meant to be that Eddie Murphy's best years were in the 80's and early 90's? I can't tell. This is just the way I see things.


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