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Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un detective suelto en Hollywood III  »

Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)


$42,610,000 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

| | (Dolby 5.1)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joel Silver was set to take over producing duties from Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, the series producers of the first 2 films. But when he could not negotiate a large budget that resulted production delays, he quit the production and was replaced by Mace Neufeld and Robert Rehme. See more »


When Axel is being held at gunpoint underground in the park he is sitting in a black office chair a boom mic with a black windscreen can clearly be seen moving near Axel's knees and the chairs seat bottom. See more »


Dispatcher: Attention, all cars in the vicinity of Wonder World. Proceed there immediately. We have a 10-19, 10-45, and 12-22 in progress.
Jon Flint: Why am I not surprised?
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The Wonderworld Song
by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman
Produced by Louis Fagenson & Nile Rodgers
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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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