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Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  25 May 1994 (USA)
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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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Axle 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. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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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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£3,723,123 (UK) (5 August 1994)
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Disney composers Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, who wrote the Wonderworld song for the movie, both filmed cameos. Robert was among the old men discussing the murder at the bar, but Richard's cameo as the grand marshal of the Wonderworld parade was cut out. See more »

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When Axel is rescuing the two kids from the damaged "Spider" ride at Wonderworld, the rope which he rescues them on grows several times between shots. In the first few shots, the rope clearly ends only a few feet down from where Axel and the children are hanging; there are obviously hundreds of feet between the end of the rope and the ground. In the next shot or two, the three of them are sliding down on a section of rope which was not previously there. And in the last few shots, Axel and the kids finish sliding down the rope (which now appears to end about one foot from the ground), and run to avoid being crushed under the falling carriage. See more »

Quotes

Det. Sgt. William 'Billy' Rosewood: [outdraws a henchman, killing him] Name is Wild Bill Rosewood. I'm the sheriff of this town.
[flips the gun and puts it in his holster]
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Right Thing, Wrong Way
by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & Terence Trent D'Arby
Performed by Terence Trent D'Arby
Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Co-Produced by Terence Trent D'Arby
Terence Trent D'Arby performs courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (U.K.) Limited
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Good but pales in comparison to its predecessors
28 October 2002 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

Eddie Murphy's third outing as Detroit police detective Axel Foley who seems to have made more of a crime fighting contribution to Beverly Hills still generates some power in the series but the first two films are naturally the better ones. The film inexplicably removes the John Taggart (John Ashton) and Andrew Bogomil (Ronny Cox) characters from the series and adds a shallow new character named John Flint (Hector Elizondo). Fortunately, Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) is still around and he still manages to be a perfect foil for Foley. Foley's third case in Beverly Hills is a little improbable but the action scenes help to make up for the plot which has to do with Foley matching wits with a corrupt head of security (Timothy Carhart) at a popular Beverly Hills amusement park called WonderWorld (a creation of Paramount Parks). The park character costumes and designs are nice and colorful and Theresa Randle helps to pick things up as a potential love interest for Foley but the film doesn't give Murphy very many funny lines and that is a disappointment if one wants to label this film as a comedy. The action is as usual great but Murphy is reknowned as a comedy star and the lack of laughs here prevent this from being a perfect series. Still, it's a very good series.


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