A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have 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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Nick Chinlund and Pete Antico, who play the respective characters of Hatchett and Hubert Bartholomew Smith, later appeared in Con Air (1997). They also both guest starred in the final season of Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), marking just two of numerous appearances by Lethal Weapon veterans on that show. See more »
At the hockey game when Rigs gets the idea to use the PA system, they are announcing a penalty on the Los Angeles Kings. Moments later when the Kings score, there are 5 LA skaters on the ice, but only 4 Toronto players meaning the penalty was on Toronto, not Los Angeles. See more »
Captain Ed Murphy:
Wait a minute! Look, maybe these guys can contribute something to this case.
Ernie - Detective:
From what I've seen of their records, the only thing they do contribute is mayhem and chaos.
No, I'm Chaos, and he's Mayhem. We're a double act. What are we, required reading, or something?
As a matter of fact, you are. It's a cross between Police Gazette and Mad Magazine.
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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 »
Lethal Weapon 3 is the thrid film in the series and just as good. Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and the funny Joe Pesci are all back for the fun. This time they add the sexy Rene Russo to the mix who can hang with Riggs and is just as crazy. Underreated actor Stuart Wilson makes another good bad guy in this good sequel.
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