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Beverly Hills Cop III -- Eddie's back! So are the laughs. Eddie Murphy returns as Detroit cop Axel Foley, getting down with the fun-and-sun set as never before in this revved up thrill-ride of a movie.


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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Eddie Murphy ... Det. Axel Foley

Jon Tenney ... Levine
Joey Travolta ... Giolito

Eugene Collier ... Leppert

Jimmy Ortega ... Rondell

Ousaun Elam ... Pederson

Ray Lykins ... Nixon
Tim Gilbert ... McKee

Rick Avery ... Cline

Gilbert R. Hill ... Insp. Douglas Todd (as Gil Hill)
Dick Purtan ... Detroit Disc Jockey
Fred Asparagus ... Bobby

Louis Lombardi ... Snake

Lindsey Ginter ... Holloway
Timothy Carhart ... Ellis De Wald

Michael Bowen ... Fletch

David Parry ... Taddeo

Stephen McHattie ... Steve Fulbright

Al Green ... Minister

Hattie Winston ... Mrs. Todd

Judge Reinhold ... Det. Sgt. William 'Billy' Rosewood

Hector Elizondo ... Jon Flint

Tracy Melchior ... Ticket Booth Girl (as Tracy Lindsey)
Gregory McKinney ... Kimbrough
Forry Smith ... Rondy

Theresa Randle ... Janice

Dan Martin ... Cooper
Steven Banks ... Spider Ride Operator

George Lucas ... Disappointed Man (as Gentle George)

Christina Venuti ... Disappointed Girl

Jonathan Hernandez ... Scared Boy
Christy Alvarez ... Scared Girl

Yareli Arizmendi ... Scared Kids' Mom
Jeannie Epper ... Spider Rider
Kurtis Epper ... Spider Rider
Bill Taylor ... Spider Rider (as William B. Taylor)
William S. Taylor ... Spider Rider
Neva Sosna ... Spider Rider
Nichole McAuley ... Spider Rider
Jerra Stewart ... Spider Rider
Patty Raya ... Spider Rider

Meadow Williams ... Spider Rider

John Saxon ... Orrin Sanderson
Aileen Acain ... Lily the waitress

Alan Young ... Uncle Dave Thornton

Martha Coolidge ... Security Woman

Bronson Pinchot ... Serge

Symba ... Annihilator Girl (as Symba Smith)

Julie Strain ... Annihilator Girl

Heather Elizabeth Parkhurst ... Annihilator Girl (as Heather Parkhurst)
George Schaefer ... Mike

Joe Dante ... Jailer

Curtis Williams ... Little Kid

Helen Martin ... Grandma

Theodore Borders ... Big Kid

Albie Selznick ... Technician

Charles Rahi Chun ... Technician (as Charles Chun)
Roger E. Reid ... Man on Phone (as Roger Reid)
Royce Reid ... Feisty Kid
Hector Correa ... Man with Video Camera

Elaine Kagan ... Sanderson's Secretary

Tino Insana ... Burly Cop
John Rubinow ... Doctor
Hank McGill ... Paramedic
Cherilyn Shea ... Girl at Corner

Peter Medak ... Man at Corner

Arthur Hiller ... Bar Patron

Ray Harryhausen ... Bar Patron

Robert B. Sherman ... Bar Patron (as Robert Sherman)
Eugene Elman ... Bartender (as Gene Elman)
Jerry Dunphy ... Newscaster

Barbet Schroeder ... Man in Porsche

Philip Levien ... Donny - Serge's Assistant

John Singleton ... Fireman
Lisa Allen ... Prescott Pig

Julie Dolan ... Prescott Pig
Christian Heath ... Oki-Doki
Patricia Quinn ... Oki-Doki (as Pat Quinn)

Sean Spence ... Rufus Rabbit

James MacKinnon ... Rufus Rabbit (as James Makinnon)

Jennifer Cobb ... Meyer Lion
Lynn Walsh ... Meyer Lion
Susan Gayle ... Kopy Kat
Devin McRae ... Kopy Kat
Wendy Harpenau ... Liddle Bear
Felicia Wong ... Liddle Bear
Marlene Hoffman ... Big Bear
Wanda Welch ... Big Bear
Liza Macawili ... Floyd Fox

Robin Shelby ... Floyd Fox (as Robin Navlyt)
Dave Myers ... Tippy Turtle
Matt Myers ... Tippy Turtle

Nick Hermz ... Tadross Gorilla
Tim Shuster ... Tadross Gorilla
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
D. Alan Cooksey ... Theme Park Guest

Phyllis Davis ... Bar patron

David C. Fisher ... Crash Victim (as David Cotton Fisher)
Heidi Lawson ... Girl in Amusement Park

Anthony G. Schmidt ... Horvath

Richard M. Sherman ... Wonderworld Bandleader (scenes deleted)

Laura Summer ... (voice)
Forrest J Ackerman ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Lena Banks ... Sexy Chic (uncredited)
Jaime H. Campos ... Award Ceremony Guest (uncredited)

Kiante Elam ... Car Mechanic (uncredited)
Ryal Haakenson ... Hotel Doorman (uncredited)

Al Leong ... Car Mechanic (uncredited)

Bob Minor ... Security Guard in Printing Room (uncredited)
Daren Palacio ... Theme Park Guest (uncredited)
Bob Pepper ... Pickup-Truck Driver (uncredited)

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Car Mechanic (uncredited)

Keith Shawn ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Joseph Quinn Simpkins ... Man at Rollercoaster (uncredited)
Bill Taylor ... Spider Rider (uncredited)

Aliza Washabaugh ... OR Nurse (uncredited)
Swa'vet Williams ... Girl in Amusement Park (uncredited)

Directed by
John Landis 
Writing credits
Danilo Bach (character) and
Daniel Petrie Jr. (character)

Steven E. de Souza (written by)

Produced by
Leslie Belzberg .... co-producer
Mark Lipsky .... executive producer
Catherine Meyers .... field producer
Ray Murphy Jr. .... associate producer
Mace Neufeld .... producer
Robert Rehme .... producer
Original Music by
Nile Rodgers 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg 
Film Editing by
Dale Beldin 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
Production Design by
Michael Seymour 
Set Decoration by
Marvin March 
Costume Design by
Catherine Adair 
Makeup Department
Marietta Carter-Narcisse .... makeup artist
D.J. Plumb .... hair stylist
Production Management
Marty Hornstein .... unit production manager
Jeannie Jeha .... production manager
Michael Tadross .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Anderson .... assistant director
Albert Cho .... second assistant director
Matthew Feitshans .... additional second assistant director
Art Department
Robert Bonino .... construction coordinator
Ricardo F. Delgado .... illustrator
Cosmas A. Demetriou .... assistant art director
Jane Kilkenny .... model builder
Dick Kyker .... property master
Masako Masuda .... assistant art director
Tina McKenzie .... graphic artist
David Napoli .... set dresser
Caroline Perzan .... assistant set decorator
Marco Rubeo .... set designer
Bob Skemp .... greensman
Ann-Giselle Spiegler .... art department coordinator
Daren Dochterman .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
D.A. Zingelewicz .... location foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Steve Bartkowicz .... re-recording engineer
James Beshears .... adr supervisor
Jeff Bushelman .... foley editor
Gloria D'Alessandro .... dialogue editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
John P. Fasal .... processed sound effects (as John Paul Fasal)
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Richard C. Franklin .... supervising sound editor (as Rick Franklin)
Leigh French .... adr group coordinator
Joseph Geisinger .... sound mixer
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer
Kevin Hearst .... dialogue editor
Joseph A. Ippolito .... dialogue editor
Doug Jackson .... supervising sound editor
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor
Stephen Janisz .... adr editor
Steve Mann .... foley editor
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
Peggy McAffee .... assistant dialogue editor
Scott Millan .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Needell .... assistant sound editor
Mel Neiman .... processed sound effects
Paul O'Bryan .... adr assistant
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Steinbeck .... cable person
Kerry Dean Williams .... sound effects editor
Catt LeBaigue .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Paul O'Bryan .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Steve Pederson .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Bernard Weiser .... sound editor (uncredited)
Marshall Winn .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
William Aldridge .... special effects
Jon G. Belyeu .... special effects
Kent D'Huet .... special effects technician
Larry L. Fuentes .... special effects
Donald Krause .... special effects technician
Michael A. Tice .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Sean Dever .... 2D digital effects
Bill Taylor .... special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.
Brian Ripley .... lead propmaker: Global Effects (uncredited)
Joni Avery .... stunt performer
Rick Avery .... stunt coordinator
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts
Eric Chambers .... stunts
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunt performer
Doug Coleman .... stunts
Mitchell Dean .... stunts
Eurlyne Epper .... stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunts
Richard Epper .... stunt double
Richard Epper .... stunt rigger
Andy Gill .... stunt rigging on spider machine
Mike Gunther .... stunts
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem .... stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt driver
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunt driver
Al Leong .... stunts
Ray Lykins .... stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunt double: Eddie Murphy
Charlie Picerni .... stunts
Spiro Razatos .... stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunts
Cris Thomas-Palomino .... stunts
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunts
Tim Werner .... stunts
Keith Woulard .... stunts
Brian Avery .... stunts (uncredited)
Edward Conna .... stunts (uncredited)
Randall Huber .... stunt double (uncredited)
Pamela Manning .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Bean .... video assist operator
David Boyd .... camera operator: second unit
Michael K. Davis .... rigger
John Farmer .... grip
Dulce 'Candy' González .... director of photography: second unit
Donald L. Hartley .... dolly grip
Dawn Jones .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Dawn Laurel)
Norman Lang .... electrician
Alex Leyton .... first assistant camera
Gregory Lundsgaard .... Steadicam operator
Laurence Manly .... second assistant camera (segment "Annihalator 2000")
Walter Nichols .... assistant chief lighting technician
Brennan Price .... lighting technician (as Brennan L. Price)
Steve Robertson .... dolly grip: second unit
Gary Katsuya Ushino .... assistant Steadicam operator: second unit
Gary Katsuya Ushino .... first assistant camera: second unit
Animation Department
Ralph Eggleston .... character designer (uncredited)
Harry Sabin .... character designer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Nancy A. Terriberry .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christopher Gilman .... costumes: robots
Mitchell Ray Kenney .... set costumer
Kelly Porter .... costumer
Editorial Department
Christopher S. Baird .... first assistant editor
Jeffrey Harlacker .... assistant editor
Bryan McMahan .... colorist: mastering
Music Department
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Louis Fagenson .... music producer
Norman Ludwin .... musician
Norman Ludwin .... musician: bass
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
Gary Tole .... music mixer
Tom Villano .... music editor
Transportation Department
Michael W. Broomer .... driver
Kenneth Newland .... transportation office coordinator
Other crew
Sara Burton .... location scout
Kathy Day .... assistant: Mr. Neufeld
Gabe de Kelaita .... production assistant
Sharon Dolin .... assistant: John Landis
Jori Espinosa .... payroll accountant
Bonnie Haner .... assistant to producer
George Herthel .... location manager: preparation
Amy Hughes .... production assistant
Thomas Johnston .... script supervisor
Dylan McKenna .... assistant accountant
Patrick Mignano .... assistant location manager
Michael Neale .... location manager
Brieann Rich .... set medic
Ahmed Saker .... rigging medic
Laura Summer .... adr voice group
Randy Webster .... personal assistant to Eddie Murphy
Jeanine Wilson .... first assistant accountant
Wayne Witherspoon .... production assistant
Smith Wordes .... choreographer
Joe Zimmerman .... stand-in: Timothy Carhart
Mickey G. .... medic (uncredited)
Bruce Wright .... display graphics (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Beverly Hills Cop 3" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for language and some violence
104 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS | Dolby SR | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:14A | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:14+ (Ontario - 2006) | Canada:R (Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:AA (Ontario) (re-rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15 (re-rating) | France:U | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #32824)

Did You Know?

Initially, the plot for this film would've concerned Foley, Rosewood, and Taggart (John Ashton) going to London to rescue Capt. Bogomil (Ronny Cox) who was being held hostage by terrorists during a International Police Convention. However, numerous problems such as scripting issues and the budget, caused pre-production to drag out the point that both John Aston and Ronny Cox had to drop out due to obligations to other pending film projects.See more »
Continuity: Axel fires more than 60 (!) bullets without reloading.See more »
Axel:Boss, I cancelled the SWAT team.
Todd:You what? I wouldn't raid a church bingo game without SWAT.
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22 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Murphy sells his soul but I hope he kept the receipt - 38%, 26 July 2006
Author: Benjamin Cox from Hampshire, England

As incredible as it seems, the only one of the "Beverly Hills Cop" trilogy I'd seen before the other night was the second one which I've seen more times than I'd care to admit. The original has completely passed me by but if it's as bad as this one then I think I'll give it a miss. If ever a film typified the Eighties and the flash-bang appeal of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer then, for me anyway, "Beverly Hills Cop 2" is it but this tired addition to the series has none of the charm or style of the early films. Only Eddie Murphy and Judge "Will Work For Food" Reinhold were daft enough to sell their souls for the sake of this disappointing drudgery.

Murphy returns as Detroit maverick Axel Foley, who is on the trail on the man who gunned his boss down. After a raid on a chop shop ends in the death of Inspector Todd (Gil Hill), a distraught Foley chases the perps to Beverly Hills following his only lead to the distinctly Disney-ish Wonder World theme park. Teaming up once again with his old buddy Rosewood (Reinhold) and his new partner (Hector Elizondo), they track down a group of security guards at the park led by the popular Ellis De Wald (Timothy Carhart). De Wald secretly leads a complex money printing scheme within the park and Foley, still seeking revenge for Tood's death, defies the wishes of the FBI and goes after him in his own, unique way.

Depending on how much you like Eddie Murphy's wide-mouthed shouting and screaming, there isn't a great deal to like about "Beverly Hills Cop 3". Murphy feels out-of-sorts while Reinhold still has the wide-eyed look of someone who is surprised that they're acting in a film at all. The comedy, when it comes, is forced and weak - the bizarre reappearance of the hideously annoying Serge (Bronson Pinchot) signals the sheer desperation of the writers. The plot is so weak that it's difficult to imagine how they sustained it for as long as they did. Remember how Foley tackled heavily armed and highly professional bank robbers in the second film? Here, he faces disgruntled security guards at a theme park. The life and joy of the earlier films is replaced with a lethargic laziness in all areas - acting, story, action, even the predictable romance with the park attendant (Theresa Randle) feels tacked on at the last minute. Throw in some pointless cameos - the most noticeable and enjoyable by George Lucas - and the whole thing feels as fake and tasteless as plastic fruit.

Murphy has displayed an erratic choice of movies throughout his career but this is one of the worst. All it does is make you wish you were watching the earlier films or maybe something like "Bad Boys". Whereas "Bad Boys" is the true successor to the earlier "Beverly Hills Cop" films due to its heavily stylish look and comedic approach to the cop genre, this is tired and rehashed filler. Even the classic synthesiser theme music has been mangled, which shouldn't be surprising but it is disappointing. It feels as if it wants to be a restart for the series but it proves to be the death-knell. It badly misses the attention of producers Simpson & Bruckheimer and even Murphy looks like he's not that bothered. Basically, don't even think about watching this unless you wish to watch the whole series in one sitting. But quite frankly, why would you?

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