Beverly Hills Cop III

Trivia: The guy whose spot was stolen on the ride "The Spider", by Axel, is George Lucas. Appearences are also made by Joe Dante as Jailor, Barbet Schroeder as the guy in the Porsche, John Singleton as the fireman and Arthur Hiller as the bar patron.


Trivia: The Alien Attack ride is very similar to the Earthquake ride at Universal Studios in Florida.


Trivia: Director John Landis had issues with the script, but felt he and Eddie Murphy could make it work through comedy. However, Landis was shocked to learn that Murphy wanted to play Axel much straighter-edge, reasoning that he was older and less risky and rambunctious. Thus, Murphy would side step around comedic bits rather than play them up. Landis has said that Murphy was very professional and that he likes parts of the movie, but sees it as an "odd film" since it just wasn't very funny.


Trivia: The film was originally budgeted at $70 million, but this was lowered to $55 million because the studio got cold feet after one of Eddie Murphy's movies, "The Distinguished Gentleman," was a critical failure and performed below expectations. However, due to issues and delays during the filming, the budget ended up ballooning to well over the original $70 million budget.


Trivia: The film was originally meant to take place in England, with several co-stars such as Sean Connery or John Cleese being suggested for Axel's new partner. However, this idea was dropped since it was deemed too similar to the movie "Black Rain," about an American cop who goes to Japan. "Die Hard" writer Steven E. De Souza was then hired, based on an idea he had that was pitched as "'Die Hard' in an amusement park." This became the basis for the script.


Deliberate mistake: Twice in this film Axel is shot at by multiple gunmen using automatic weapons at close range - and they all miss. In the Earthquake theme ride the bullets ricochet of the rails at Axel's feet. Why are they all aiming low? Why don't they raise their aim? In the park outside he hides behind a perfectly ordinary park bench and the bullets hit the wooden slats. Not one goes through the open spaces between them? I know bad guys can't shoot straight in the movies, but this is ridiculous ...

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Question: What led Axel Foley to know that agent Fulbright was in on the scheme? He didn't seem to show any suspicion earlier. Was it just because Fulbright was at the park at the end? The way Foley talked made it seem like he figured it out before know Fulbright was there.


Answer: Just before Uncle Dave is shot earlier in the film Axel figures out that the note he was given was written on treasury mint sample paper - I believe it's at this point that Axel know Fulbright was in on it since the "matter of life and death" note was written some time before the treasury mint paper truck heist.

Answer: Axel was suspicious of Fulbright of knowing everything that was going on in Wonderland but did nothing. He said, they were investigating but Axel was the only one making any progress. Plus, to get the materials needed to make counterfeit bills they were using authentic paper and ink, something only a Treasury Agent would have access to.

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