Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

R  |   |  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 <>

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In for the ride of his life! See more »

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

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Release Date:

25 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Un detective suelto en Hollywood III  »

Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)


£3,723,123 (UK) (5 August 1994)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


At the chop-shop, when Axel is pretending to be a customer, he refers to his unmarked Chevrolet Caprice as a Buick. While he may have just innocently said a different make for whatever reason, it stands to reason that any chop-shop operator would know the difference between and Chevrolet and a Buick, and therefore would have not taken him very seriously, putting his operation at risk because he was not convincing enough in his "act". See more »


Orrin Sanderson: Mr. Foley, Mr. DeWald.
Axel: [Goes to attack DeWald, is restrained by security guards] You fuck! Motherfucker! That's him! Motherfucker! That's the fuckin' guy I'm looking for!
Ellis De Wald: Orrin, you want to tell me what's going on here?
Axel: This fuckin' guy shot a Detroit police officer last weekend!
Ellis De Wald: Last weekend? I was at my beach house in Laguna *last weekend*.
Axel: Your beach home in Laguna?
[starts to calm down]
Axel: Wait, wait, hold it, I think I got the wrong guy, I'm sorry, I'm sorry. This is a big...
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Follows Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) See more »


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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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