A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
Martin Riggs finally meets his match in the form of Lorna Cole, a beautiful but tough policewoman. Together with Roger Murtaugh, his partner, the three attempt to expose a crooked former policeman and his huge arms racket. The crooked cop (Jack Travis) thwarts them at every turn, mainly by killing anyone who is about to talk, but Murtaugh has personal problems of his own as his family are brought into the equation. Written by
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After receiving the unusual writing credits (Story by Jeffrey Boam, Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam and Jeffrey Boam & Robert Mark Kamen), the advertising department assumed it was a misprint and produced posters with the credits "Story by Jeffrey Boam, Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam and Robert Mark Kamen". After a few of the posters had been sent out, the WGA contacted the department, telling them that the initial credits were the correct ones, and ordering the posters to be recalled and destroyed. A few still remain in circulation, however. See more »
After Jack shots Billy in the interrogation room, there is a big blood spot on the wall behind Billy. When Riggs, Murtaugh and Cole come in a minute later, the blood spot is gone. See more »
Those doctors are savages. I mean, where does it say that a gunshot wound requires a rectal exam?
[Murtaugh rolls his eyes at Riggs]
Yeah. With a telescope big enough to see Venus!
I guess all they saw was Uranus, huh?
Oh, that's great, Riggs. Ha ha. That's great. Well, you know what I say? They FUCK you at the hospital! First they drug you, then they FUCK you! And when they're done FUCKING you, along comes the insurance company and FUCKS you some more! Ten dollars for a FUCKING aspirin...
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The credits thank the city of St. Petersburg, Florida, where the last bomb explosion was filmed and the hotel Soreno destroyed, but they misspell the name of the city 'St. Petersberg'. See more »
The third movie in the Lethal Weapon series is once again a great addition. This film is perhaps the best of the bunch. Maybe the first film is a tad better. As I said for the review of the second Lethal Weapon, the crew knows how to make these successful films.
After a disastrous accident, Riggs and Murtaugh have been stripped of their sergeant status. They are now patrolmen and they only have the power to cite jaywalkers. But things gets out of control when a former cop decides to wreak havoc.
The acting once again is fantastic. Glover, Gibson, and Pesci all had great chemistry. The addition of Rene Russo adds more stardom to the cast.
Richard Donner decided to add more comedy to this action-laden film. Let me be the one to tell you that it works out evenly. There is plenty of action to keep the comedy in check.
Overall, this is the a great piece of work. As people say, the third time is the charm. I rate this film 9/10.
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