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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.

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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In for the ride of his life! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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DTS | Dolby SR | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Production was temporarily shut down to allow the Paramount top brass the chance to get to grips with the film's spiraling budget. Originally estimated at fifty-five million dollars, it was soon in excess of seventy million dollars. Of that budget, fifteen million dollars was Eddie Murphy's paycheck. See more »

Goofs

When the guard jumps over the railing onto Axel, in the security tunnel at Wonder World, Axel drops his gun. Axel then knees the security guard in the face and runs away without picking up his gun. In the next shot, another security guard runs over to help the downed guard and Axel's gun is gone. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Twilight (1998) See more »

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North Dakota, South Dakota
by Dan Shapiro, Tony Martin & Harold Borne
Performed by Jerry Lewis
Courtesy of Capitol Records
under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Where The Hell is Jerry Bruckhimer when you need him?
15 May 2005 | by amwcsuSee all my reviews

This has to be the worst of the series!! THE WORST!!! The action sequences are a complete joke as if it were a parody of itself.With Beverly Hills Cop 3, it's like the director forgot this wasn't a music video starring Michael Jackson or a B-grade teen movie. Beverly Hills Cop is an action-comedy!! See, the key word here is "action", which means realistic gun battles and realistic plot. The first two films had cleverly placed comedy relief where it was needed while having a very serious gritty side. This lacks it SERIOUSLY! Inspector Todd wasn't grouchy enough, Eddie wasn't enough of a smartass (like he should) and the villain is a damned joke (think of Patrick "American Psycho" Bateman if he was a blond 90's cartoon bad guy). The only people who were marginally entertaining are Rosewood and Serge. The other amusing element is the moment when Axel disrupts a speech by Ellis DeWald (the blond Al Bundy possessed by demons who act like Patrick Bateman). THAT'S IT! Of all the people in Hollywood with professional experience to direct a decent action film, and BHC III picks John Landis. Why? And what in the bloody blue hell was he smoking, injecting, and imbibing when he was directing this insult to the entire franchise! At least the "Batman" franchise was good through the third movie! What's the deal with this movie being a goddamn amusement park. If it is in Disneyland-type park then make it a "Die Hard"/Lethal Weapon-type of fare at least. Better yet, don't do it an in an amusement park! Action and Disneyland-esque theme parks = 1970s disaster B-movie!

Almost everything and I mean EVERYTHING is a discouraging mockery to the series. One would expect a car chase even in a bad movie to be good somewhat. Turns out in BHC 3, even the car chase at the beginning was complete and total s#!t! Why couldn't the producers and director stick to terrorists and political assassins and have it end in the classic all-American, white-knuckle, sweaty-armpit inducing style of shootout/bloodbath in the amusement park? "Hey Landis! Stick to directing cheesy-ass videos for billion-dollar diva musicians!! Sadly, I hate myself for saying this, but as absurd as most of Jerry Bruckhiemer's movies are, this is the only franchise where his sensationalist fantasy is needed the most.


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