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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 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

In an interview in 1994, Eddie Murphy said that the film is "different from the trilogy's first installment because Axel is more mature and no longer the wisecracking rookie cop." He wanted to be taken seriously as an straight action star like Wesley Snipes and Denzel Washington. See more »

Goofs

At least twice during the film, characters refer to the counterfeit paper as being "U.S. Mint quality". However, the U.S. Mint (contrary to common misconception) does not print paper currency. It only mints coins. Paper money is made by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. One of the characters who makes the error is the Secret Service Agent. Since the primary purpose of the Secret Service is to prevent counterfeiting, one would think a Secret Service Agent would be knowledgeable about where paper money is printed. See more »

Quotes

Jon Flint: Turn that fucking song off!
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Crazy Credits

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


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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Good but pales in comparison to its predecessors
28 October 2002 | by sorannoSee all my reviews

Eddie Murphy's third outing as Detroit police detective Axel Foley who seems to have made more of a crime fighting contribution to Beverly Hills still generates some power in the series but the first two films are naturally the better ones. The film inexplicably removes the John Taggart (John Ashton) and Andrew Bogomil (Ronny Cox) characters from the series and adds a shallow new character named John Flint (Hector Elizondo). Fortunately, Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) is still around and he still manages to be a perfect foil for Foley. Foley's third case in Beverly Hills is a little improbable but the action scenes help to make up for the plot which has to do with Foley matching wits with a corrupt head of security (Timothy Carhart) at a popular Beverly Hills amusement park called WonderWorld (a creation of Paramount Parks). The park character costumes and designs are nice and colorful and Theresa Randle helps to pick things up as a potential love interest for Foley but the film doesn't give Murphy very many funny lines and that is a disappointment if one wants to label this film as a comedy. The action is as usual great but Murphy is reknowned as a comedy star and the lack of laughs here prevent this from being a perfect series. Still, it's a very good series.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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