July 15, 1987

Beverly Hills Cop III

Each of the three Beverly Hills Cop movies was directed by a diffrerent man, and each has its own feel, almost as if each is a 'riff' on the same concept. The first is a perfect blend of comedy and crime action. Cop II, directed by Tony Scott (Top Gun), is much more serious, beginning with Ronny Cox's character getting shot (by Brigitte Neilsen, of all people!). Number II also stars Dean Stockwell and his 'sleazy bad guy' moustache. Cop III is pointless and non-funny, and directed by John Landis.