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Release Date: May 25, 1994

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jon Tenney, Joey
Travolta, Judge Reinhold,
Hector Elizondo, Theresa
Randle, Bronson Pinchot,
Timothy Carhart, John Saxon, &
Alan Young

Genre: Action/Comedy

Audience: Older teenagers & adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 100 minutes

Distributor: Paramount Pictures


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Writer: Steven E. de Souza

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(NA, LLL, VV, S, N, A, M) Pagan worldview; 49 obscenities & 7 profanities; gunfights & various acts of violence resulting in 25 deaths; 2 cases of sexual innuendo; several women in scant bikinis; alcohol use; and, theft, counterfeiting & destruction of property.


BEVERLY HILLS COP III, the continuing exploits of Eddie Murphy's character, Axel Foley, has the Detroit detective traveling to Beverly Hills once again, this time to hunt down the bad guys who shot his Police Commissioner friend. With a generous amount of foul language, implausible plot devices, a high body count, and the blatant disrespect for human life, the moral viewer will spend most of the movie either being insulted or offended.


Opening with a casual blood bath that results in eleven deaths, including the Commissioner of the Detroit Police Department, BEVERLY HILLS COP III is the latest and most insulting yet of the series starring Eddie Murphy making his return appearance as Axel Foley. In tracking the apparent car theft ring responsible, Axel goes back to Beverly Hills where he once again meets up with his counterpart, Billy Rosewood. Together they take on a small army surrounding the head of security at Wonder World (a Disneyesque theme park), who also happens to be the bad guy who murdered Axel's boss.

With the single exception of Bronson Pinchot, who turns in a brilliant comic performance, the screenplay, premise and every other element in BEVERLY HILLS COP III are so lame as to be laughable. With cheesy special effects and sets, implausible situations and plot devises and the incredibly bad aim of almost all of the villains, the viewer is constantly required to suspend his disbelief. With the typical amount of foul language, a body count of 25, the exploitation of the female body, and the blatant disrespect for human life, the moral viewer will spend most of the movie either being insulted or offended. What is worse is that BEVERLY HILLS COP III is a movie without heart.

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