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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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Joey Travolta ...
Giolito
Eugene Collier ...
Leppert
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Rondell
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Pederson
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Nixon
Tim Gilbert ...
McKee
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Insp. Douglas Todd (as Gil Hill)
Dick Purtan ...
Detroit Disc Jockey
Fred Asparagus ...
Bobby
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Snake
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Holloway
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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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25 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un detective suelto en Hollywood III  »

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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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While Harold Faltermeyer did not return to score this film, his song co-producer from the previous franchise entries, Keith Forsey, did produce and co-write a new song. "Keep The Peace", performed by INXS and in the vein of previous Faltermeyer and Forsey "Beverly Hills Cop" songs, such as "The Heat Is On" and "Shakedown". See more »

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When Dewalt is getting his award, Axel and Billy move up and stand next to a exit door listening to the speech, later you see a wide shot of the crowd and you see them moving up towards the same door, they cut to them standing still and not moving but still in front of the same door. See more »

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Jon Flint: Look, isn't it just possible that you're mistaken, Foley? That Ellis Dewald just resembles Todd's killer?
Axel: I made the guy in Detroit. It was Dewald.
Jon Flint: I mean, Dewald is the head of the largest private police department in Southern California. I mean, he works with us! With the L.A.P.D. Hell, with the governor's office! Everybody loves him.
Det. Sgt. William 'Billy' Rosewood: He's even getting an award tonight from the National Association of Security Agencies.
Jon Flint: Axel, it's understandable that you're distraught and-and looking for ...
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Keep the Peace
by Keith Forsey, Mark Younger-Smith, Andrew Farriss & Michael Hutchence
Performed by INXS
Produced by Keith Forsey
Co-Produced by Bill Drescher
INXS performs courtesy of Polygram International Music B.V.
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Where The Hell is Jerry Bruckhimer when you need him?
15 May 2005 | by See 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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