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Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

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Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue an arms dealer who is a former LAPD officer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Kahan ...
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Gregory Millar ...
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Delores Hall ...


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 Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arma mortal 3  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)


$144,731,527 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Following the film's massive box office success, Warner Brothers planned to give Mel Gibson, producer Joel Silver, and director Richard Donner brand-new black Range Rovers as thank-you presents. However, WB Chairmen Bob Daly and Terry Semel only told Donner that they were invited to a celebratory lunch (the Range Rovers were going to be a surprise gift) and Donner wanted to invite Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, and writer Jeffrey Boam to join them. So the studio simply raced around Los Angeles and kept buying one new Range Rover for each new lunch guest, and presented them to the entire happily stunned group when the meal was over. See more »


When Travis is telling Captain Murphy why he loves the police station in Murphy's car, Travis's reflection in the rear-view mirror shows that his lips are not moving. See more »


Cop in boat: [to Riggs and Murtaugh, who are in the water] Whatta you boys doin' down there?
Martin Riggs: We're in the middle of a case... of scotch.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


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Music by Michael Kamen and Eric Clapton
Lyrics by Sting
Produced by Michael Kamen and Stephen McLaughlin
Performed by Sting with Eric Clapton
Sting appears courtesy of A&M Records
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User Reviews

An Enjoyable Action Comedy
26 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Los Angeles police sergeant Roger Murtaugh and his partner, Sergeant Martin Riggs, arrest Billy Phelps for trying to rob an armored truck, this being just 8 days until Murtaugh is scheduled to retire. In the interrogation room, Billy is murdered by Lieutenant Jack Edward Travis, a vicious former cop who now sells guns that are stolen from evidence storage facilities. The investigation of Travis teams Riggs and Murtaugh up with Sergeant Lorna Cole of the Internal Affairs Division. Martin Riggs has finally meets his match with Lorna Cole, a beautiful but tough policewoman. Later, in a shootout against a street gang, Murtaugh kills a gangster who turns out to be Darrell Smithers, the best friend of Murtaugh's son Nick. A guilt ridden Murtaugh later tries to drink himself to death, but Riggs helps him realize that they must go after Travis, the man that Darrell's gun came from. They are also joined by the hectic Leo Getz whom is now a legitimate real estate agent.

Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Joe Pesci are back with director Richard Donner for the third installment of the Lethal Weapon Saga, this time joined by Rene Russo. Just like the first 2, this film has plenty of comedy and allot of amazing action. This is a very enjoyable adventure.

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