R | | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Among the rejected ideas for "Beverly Hills Cop III" included a Robert Towne screenplay idea (one in which Axel Foley has to deal with his celebrity cop status), a scenario teaming Eddie Murphy with Sir Sean Connery as a Scotland Yard detective, and another Axel Foley-in-London idea, where his Scotland Yard counterpart would have been played by John Cleese. The last story would have involved a British gangster loosely based on the real-life Kray brothers, who was captured in Detroit and transported to London by Paul Reiser's Jeffrey, and Axel would have gone overseas after the gangster's henchmen broke him out of custody and murdered Jeffrey. This concept was scrapped, because producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer decided it was too close to the storyline of Black Rain (1989).
What'd they promote you to captain, or something?
Det. Sgt. William 'Billy' Rosewood: I'm DDO-JSIOC.
Axel: The jay gee jojo see? What is that?
Axel has Janice put the blueprint in his suit, when he takes the suit off, Axel takes the blueprint out of his back pocket of his jeans. There is no way he could have moved it with the suit on.
There are no opening credits. The title appears during the closing credits.
$15,276,000 (USA) (30 May 1994)