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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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John Landis

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Det. Axel Foley
Jon Tenney ... Levine
Joey Travolta ... Giolito
Eugene Collier Eugene Collier ... Leppert
Jimmy Ortega ... Rondell
Ousaun Elam ... Pederson
Ray Lykins ... Nixon
Tim Gilbert Tim Gilbert ... McKee
Rick Avery ... Cline
Gilbert R. Hill ... Insp. Douglas Todd (as Gil Hill)
Dick Purtan Dick Purtan ... Detroit Disc Jockey
Fred Asparagus Fred Asparagus ... Bobby
Louis Lombardi ... Snake
Lindsey Ginter ... Holloway
Timothy Carhart ... Ellis De Wald
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Storyline

In Detroit, Axel Foley leads a raid on a chop shop. When they go in, the people inside start shooting at them. Foley's boss, Inspector Todd, joins them. Someone shoots Todd and before dying Todd tells Foley to get him. Foley tries to catch him but some Feds stop him. They don't tell him why they're letting him get away. Based on things the shooters left behind, leads Foley to believe that the shooters have ties to an amusement park in Beverly Hills. So Foely goes there and asks his old friend, Billy Rosewood who's been promoted to a "prestigious position" for help. He meets Billy's new partner, Jon Flint. He asks if they know anyone at the amusement park and Flint tells him he knows the head of security, Ellis DeWald. Foley goes to the park and after a little misadventure, he meets DeWald and recognizes him as the man who killed Todd. But everybody including Flint tells Foley DeWald is a good guy. But Axel knows he's the one. He would be approached a park employee who tries to help ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un detective suelto en Hollywood III See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,276,000, 30 May 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,610,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,204,077
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie Murphy said he thought "Beverly Hills Cop III was infinitely better than Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)." He then later claimed during an interview in 2006 on Inside the Actors Studio (1994) that he felt the third film was "atrocious" and such a disgrace that "the character was kind of banished for a while (from Hollywood)." He said he felt the third film did not reveal enough of the "edginess" of Axel that was present in the first two films. He also said he hopes to return the edgy qualities to the character when he reprises the role next time, and is going to pay more attention to the development of the project, and its quality. See more »

Goofs

The cars shown in the chop shop have Michigan license plates in the front. In Michigan, cars only have rear plates. See more »

Quotes

Axel: What'd they promote you to captain, or something?
Det. Sgt. William 'Billy' Rosewood: I'm DDO-JSIOC.
Axel: The jay gee jojo see? What is that?
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There are no opening credits. The title appears during the closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Movie (1996) See more »

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Isn't It Romantic
by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers
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Weakest of the three
18 November 2001 | by john_oneill41See all my reviews

The third installment in the Beverley Hills Cop trilogy is by far the weakest of the three. The first problem is that there isn't even s starting theme tune. The whole feel of the movie is much more slapstick than the first two and ads a result it feels very superficial. With the first there was a feeling that this could possibly happen in real life, but this film is just too silly. Practically none of the regulars are there: Todd's there but he is killed in the first five minutes, there is no sign of Bogomil, Taggart is briefly mentioned as having retired and Jeffrey's not there either. There is much more killing here, which is another unbelievable element. Have said all that it does have a few funny moments, especially from Serge. It's not the worst film ever made, but it's nowhere near as good as the first two in the series and indeed doesn't even feel like a Beverley Hill Cop movie.


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