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Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who killed his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.

Director:

John Landis

Writers:

Danilo Bach (character), Daniel Petrie Jr. (character) | 1 more credit »
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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

After a botched attempt to make a bust in a Detroit chop shop, the effectively unorthodox police officer, Axel Foley, once more, finds himself in sunny Beverly Hills, hot on the trail of an elusive gang of cold-blooded killers. There--with the aid of old friends, Serge; the recently promoted, Billy Rosewood, and his partner, Jon Flint--Axel sniffs out the criminals' hideout which is nestled right under everyone's nose: in Southern California's bustling theme park, WonderWorld. Now, all that's left to do is to convince the people and the police that the park's impeccable chief of security, Ellis DeWald, is a ruthless villain; and that the immaculate amusement park is, in reality, a graceful and impenetrable facade for a sinister operation. How hard can it be? Written by Nick Riganas

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

John Landis hired the Sherman Brothers to write the "Wonder World Song", which appears throughout the film's second half. The song is a comedic take on their own signature song, "It's a Small World". 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: This place is as high-tech as NASA and Nintendo combined!
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Soundtracks

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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Implausible mediocrity.
10 November 2000 | by sukdSee all my reviews

How Landis, Lucas, and even Murphy lent themselves to this debacle is beyond me. Maybe it wouldn't have been so bad if the many implausibilities didn't make it such a departure from the first movie, which I thought was very good.

The one armed rescue from the ferris wheel? Come on! No one has that kind of strength. And how did he escape burning his hand on the rope? How come all the bad guys, who were supposedly from the best security firm in California, couldn't hit the side of a barn with their uzis yet Axel and Co. hit dead center with virtually all of their shots? How did Axel produce counterfeit money with his image on it in like 10 seconds? How come the security guards gave Axel so much hassle when he first tried to enter the park, yet when he enters the corporate center , he is unfettered? The list goes on and on.

Now, I know what you are saying. "It's a movie!" "It's not supposed to be real." But you see, the first episode of the series was quite plausible, and in contrast, made the this third film highly suspect and therefore subject to ridicule.

Suffice it to say, we won't be seeing BHC IV any time soon. Thank God!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beverly Hills Cop III See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,426,169, 29 May 1994

Gross USA:

$42,614,912

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,208,989
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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