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Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

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

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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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15 May 1992 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$144,731,527 (USA)
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Trivia

During the armored-car chase, Delores, the excitable driver of the armored car chasing after Riggs (Mel Gibson), refers to herself as a "Road Warrior." The Road Warrior character (a.k.a. 'Mad' Max from Mad Max (1979) and The Road Warrior (1981) as well as follow-ups) is the role that made Gibson famous to North American audiences. See more »

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Wide-shots of the hockey game show the players wearing official NHL jerseys, while close-ups show uniforms that designed to vaguely resemble NHL jerseys, but clearly are not NHL issue. See more »

Quotes

Martin Riggs: Rodge.
Roger Murtaugh: Yeah?
Martin Riggs: Grab the cat!
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Crazy Credits

During the credits you can hear that another bomb has been discovered. When Martin and Roger show up in their car, they have this discussion again whether or not to go in. Just as they stop at the building, the whole building explodes and you can hear Martin saying, while backing up the car, "I hope nobody saw us". See more »

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It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
Written by Christine Yarian and Freddie Perren
Performed by Boyz II Men (as Boyz II Men)
Courtesy of Motown Record Co. L.P.
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Keep On Rollin' Out The Sequels!
5 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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