Variety - 05/30/1994
"...Murphy's trademark grin and lithe acrobatic skills dominate here....Pinchot is given free rein and is hilarious..."
Eddie Murphy is back as Axel Foley, the maverick detective who took Beverly Hills by storm. When a seemingly regular bust in Detroit uncovers a deadly underground operation, Axel heads to Los Angeles to corner the criminal leader. The corrupt headquarters of the killer happen to be Wonder World, an extremely popular Southern California amusement park. Axel enlists the help of old friend Sgt. Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and Jon Flint (Hector Elizondo) to hunt down the criminals, wreaking havoc at the popular park. This third installment of the popular series features some daredevil stunts on the amusement park rides and an action-packed roller-coaster finale.
Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is back on the beat in this action-packed sequel. In the midst of a car-theft bust in Detroit, the maverick detective and his fellow police investigators uncover an underground conspiracy. When the heartless leader of the undergound operation (Timothy Carhart) kills Axel's boss, Axel follows the clues to Wonder World, a popular amusement park in Los Angeles, to hunt down the killer. Seeking revenge, Axel reunites with old pal Sgt. Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and Jon Flint (Hector Elizondo) of the Beverly Hills Police Department. Wreaking havoc at the seemingly wholesome amusement park, Axel will stop at nothing to uncover the deadly crime ring. John Landis's entertaining romp includes some fabulous daredevil stunts and thrilling trips on the Wonder World rides. With the help of some old and new allies--including a hysterical Bronson Pinchot as Serge, who supplies Axel with some powerful firearms--Axel discovers the real identity of the extremely corrupt killer. With wit and charm and a lot of firepower, Axel Foley reveals the vicious truth lurking beneath the exterior of the popular park.
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Director cameos in the film include George Lucas, John Singleton, Joe Dante, and Martha Coolidge.
"If you have homeless people on your lawn, press 15."--The Beverly Hills Police force information computer to Axel (Eddie Murphy)
"You know they don't give out Oscars in prison, right'"--Axel to Timothy Carhart (Ellis Dewald):