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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

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

DIRECTOR_TRADEMARK(John Landis): [filmmakers]: Appearances by Directors Martha Coolidge, Joe Dante, Arthur Hiller, George Lucas (the park guest, of whom Axel Foley cuts in front), Peter Medak, Barbet Schroeder, George Schaefer, and John Singleton, and Animator Ray Harryhausen. See more »

Goofs

During the scene with the 'Spider' attraction, several factors are incorrect. First, Foley appears to casually open the door to his cabin on the attraction to begin his rescue. When properly closed, these can only be opened from the outside. Also, when the loose cabin falls, it shatters as if it's made from thin wood. In actuality, these cabins are made of steel and fiberglass. They would likely crack, but the chances of them shattering on impact are slim. Finally, safety restrictions only allow the ride to be operated in one direction without a maintenance key engaged. Even the unrealistic short at the control booth would not allow the attraction to change directions mid-cycle. See more »

Quotes

Jon Flint: [after everything is all over] Any chance you can explain any of this to me? Like why the fuck am I shot?
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits. The title appears during the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Mood
by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & Chanté Moore
Performed by Chanté Moore
Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Courtesy of Silas Records/MCA Records
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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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