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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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Ebonie Smith ...
Gregory Millar ...
Jason Rainwater ...
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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 <>

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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  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)


$144,731,527 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


The motorcycle cop from whom Riggs commandeers the bike is already handing him the spare clips as he asks for them. See more »


Lorna Cole: Police, freeze!
Hatchett: Oh Christ, another one? We need a new fucking dog.
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Still has the magic
16 June 2003 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

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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