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Release Date:
15 May 1992 (USA) See more »
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The magic is back again!
Plot:
Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue an arms dealer who is a former LAPD officer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Still Lethal See more (136 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mel Gibson ... Martin Riggs

Danny Glover ... Roger Murtaugh

Joe Pesci ... Leo Getz

Rene Russo ... Lorna Cole

Stuart Wilson ... Jack Travis
Steve Kahan ... Captain Murphy

Darlene Love ... Trish Murtaugh

Traci Wolfe ... Rianne Murtaugh

Damon Hines ... Nick Murtaugh
Ebonie Smith ... Carrie Murtaugh
Gregory Millar ... Tyrone

Nick Chinlund ... Hatchett
Jason Rainwater ... Young Cop (as Jason Meshover-Iorg)

Alan Scarfe ... Herman Walters
Delores Hall ... Delores

Mary Ellen Trainor ... Stephanie Woods

Mark Pellegrino ... Billy Phelps

John Cenatiempo ... Smitty
Danny Wynands ... Hershel

Andrew Hill Newman ... Jaywalker

Kenneth Tigar ... Becker - Bomb Squad Leader

Pete Antico ... Henchman #1 / Hubert Bartholomew Smith

Sven-Ole Thorsen ... Henchman #2
Paul Tuerpe ... Henchman #3

Veronica Alicino ... Squad Member #1 (as Ronnie Alicino)

Henry Brown ... Squad Member #2
Eric Briant Wells ... Squad Member #3

Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Squad Member #4 (as Miguel Nunez)

Philip Moon ... Squad Member #5
Bobby Wynn ... Darryl
Sylvia Webb White ... Darryl's Mother
Danny 'Big Black' Rey ... Darryl's Father (as Danny Big Black)
Vince Howard ... Preacher (as Vincent Howard)

Paul Hipp ... Doctor

Lauren Shuler Donner ... Nurse (as Lauren Shuler-Donner)

Stephen Kay ... Movie Director (as Stephen T. Kay)
Michael George Miller ... Movie Assistant Director

Henry Kingi ... Movie Gun Punk
Adam Klineberg ... Movie Cop
Michele Landry ... Young Woman

Scott Bryce ... Young Man (as Scott M. Bryce)
Del Emory ... Shower Cop
John Harms ... Cop
James Oliver ... Manager

Marian Collier ... Patron
Norman D. Wilson ... George
Thomas A. Geas ... Man at Hamburger Stand
Gene Williams ... Gangbanger
Selma Archerd ... Officer Selma
Harvey Fisher ... Murtaugh Neighbor
Edward J. Rosen ... Hockey Spectator #1 (as Edward Rosen)
Jay Della ... Hockey Spectator #2 (as Jay Fiondella)
Steve Luport ... Welder
Anthony T. Pennello ... Dead Guard (as Anthony T. Pennelo)
Jay Byron ... Guard
Germain Williams ... Conductor
David Lee Bynum ... Construction Worker
Steve Psaros ... Desk Cop #1

Paul Ganus ... Desk Cop #2
Don Stanley ... Highway Patrolman #1
Maryellen Aviano ... Highway Patrolman #2
Michael Klastorin ... CDR Worker (as Michael E. Klastorin)
J. Mills Goodloe ... Harbormaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Agresta ... Detective 2 (uncredited)
J. Neil Bloomer ... Extra (uncredited)

David Wayne Campbell ... Policeman (uncredited)
Larry Clardy ... Policeman (uncredited)

Jan de Bont ... Dutch Cameraman (uncredited)
Rorion Gracie ... Mustache Thug (uncredited)

Sven Granlund ... Extra (uncredited)
Anthony Johnson ... Drug Dealer (uncredited)

Jack McGee ... Carpenter (uncredited)

Mic Rodgers ... Bomb Scene Cop #1 (uncredited)

Damon Stout ... Hockey Fan (uncredited)

Norm Wilson ... Fast Eddie (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Donner 
 
Writing credits
Jeffrey Boam  screenplay and
Jeffrey Boam  screenplay by &
Robert Mark Kamen  screenplay by

Jeffrey Boam (story by)

Shane Black (characters)

Produced by
Alexander B. Collett .... associate producer
Richard Donner .... producer
Michael Klastorin .... associate producer (as Michael E. Klastorin)
Jennie Lew Tugend .... co-producer
Steve Perry .... co-producer
Joel Silver .... producer
 
Original Music by
Eric Clapton 
Michael Kamen 
David Sanborn 
 
Cinematography by
Jan de Bont (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Brown 
Battle Davis 
 
Casting by
Marion Dougherty 
 
Production Design by
James H. Spencer  (as James Spencer)
 
Art Direction by
Greg Papalia 
 
Set Decoration by
Richard C. Goddard  (as Richard Goddard)
 
Makeup Department
Paul Abascal .... key hair stylist
Scott H. Eddo .... makeup supervisor
Dino Ganziano .... hair stylist
Richard Snell .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Geno Escarrega .... post-production supervisor
Steve Perry .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Warren Gray .... second second assistant director (as Warren D. Gray)
Michael Alan Kahn .... first assistant director
Steve Perry .... second unit director
Gregory Kent Simmons .... second assistant director
Robert J. Smawley .... second second assistant director
Charlie Picerni .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Rick Chavez .... assistant property master
John Hinkle .... standby painter (as John Dee Hinkle)
Gary F. Kieldrup .... assistant property master (as Gary Kieldrup)
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator (as Michael A. Muscarella)
Michael Papac .... property master
Mark Poll .... set designer
John Schacht .... lead man (as John A. Schacht)
Edmund Villa .... property master: second unit
Ciro Vuoso .... construction foreman
Cary Conway .... painter (uncredited)
Michael Denering .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Edward T. Reiff Jr. .... set constructor (uncredited)
Tom von Badinski .... welder (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... re-recording mixer
Bub Asman .... sound editor
Petra Bach .... adr editor
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator (as Joseph Brennan)
Thomas Causey .... sound mixer
Virginia Cook-McGowan .... sound editor
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound editor
Tom E. Dahl .... re-recording mixer (as Tom Dahl)
Greg Dillon .... sound editor
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer
Jay Dranch .... sound editor (as J. Dranch)
Christopher Flick .... sound editor
Richard Friedman .... adr editor
Barbara Gandolfo-Frady .... sound editor
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer
Allen Hartz .... sound editor
Anne Haskell .... adr mixer
Robert G. Henderson .... supervising sound editor
David L. Horton Jr. .... sound editor
David M. Horton .... sound editor
Franklin Jones Jr. .... re-recording mixer (as Frank Jones)
James J. Klinger .... sound editor
Bruce Lacey .... sound editor
Darrin Martin .... sound editor (as Darrin V. Martin)
Joe Morrisey .... sound editor
Joe Mosca .... sound editor (as Joseph A. Mosca)
Jayme S. Parker .... sound editor
Lisa M. Risen .... adr editor (as Lisa Risen)
Solange S. Schwalbe .... sound editor (as Solange S. Boisseau)
Corinne Sessarego .... adr editor (as Corrine Sessarego)
James Simcik .... supervising adr editor
Scott A. Tinsley .... sound editor (as Scot Tinsley)
Robert Ulrich .... adr editor (as Robert Gustav Ulrich)
Brooke Henderson Ward .... sound editor (as Brooke Henderson-Ward)
Robb Wilson .... sound editor
Dennis C. Salcedo .... boom operator: additional photography, second unit (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
William Aldridge .... special effects
Jon G. Belyeu .... special effects coordinator
R. Michael Bisetti .... special effects (as R. Mike Bissetti)
Chris Burton .... special effects (as Chris L. Burton)
Ken Ebert .... special effects
Larry L. Fuentes .... special effects (as Larry Fuentes)
Don Hathaway .... special effects
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects (as Greg Jensen)
Bruce Y. Kuroyama .... special effects (as Bruce Kuroyama)
Steve Luport .... special effects
Jeffrey Machit .... special effects (as J.C. Machit)
Arnold Peterson .... special effects (as Arnie Peterson)
Steve Purcell .... special effects
Paul Sabourin .... special effects
Jim Schwalm .... special effects (as Jim Schwalm)
Harold Selig .... special effects (as Hal Selig)
Bob Stoker .... special effects foreman
Lucinda Strub .... special effects
Matt Sweeney .... special effects supervisor
Fred Tessaro .... special effects (as Frederick H. Tessaro)
Rich E. Cordobes .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Ray O. Hardesty .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Richard Ratliff .... special effects (uncredited)
Gary Zink .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (as Gregory Barnett)
Bobby Bass .... stunts
Sandy Berumen .... stunts
Steve Boyum .... stunts
Janet Brady .... stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts (as Steve Chambers)
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... stunts (as Jeff Dashnow)
Jadie David .... stunts
Tim A. Davison .... stunts
Shane Dixon .... stunts
Cheryl Wheeler Duncan .... stunts (as Cheryl Wheeler-Dixon)
Sparky Edmonston .... stunts (as Sparky Edmunston)
Tony Epper .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Bill Hart .... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Thomas J. Huff)
Matt Johnston .... stunts
Cher Meier .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts
Bennie Moore .... stunts
Frank Orsatti .... stunts
Manny Perry .... stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunts (as Charles Picerni Jr.)
Paul V. Picerni Jr. .... stunts (as Paul Picerni)
Charlie Picerni .... stunt coordinator
Steve Picerni .... stunts
Chad Randall .... stunts
Mic Rodgers .... stunt coordinator
Danny Rogers .... stunts
Michael Runyard .... stunts
Tim Trella .... stunts
Christopher J. Tuck .... stunts (as Chris Tuck)
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Bornstein .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Richard Burch .... stunts (uncredited)
Steve M. Davison .... stunts (uncredited)
James Grayford .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Kane Hodder .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim O'Rear .... stunts (uncredited)
Pat Romano .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Scott Workman .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adcock .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Christopher Blauvelt .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Michael Brennan .... dolly grip
Richmond G. Cogswell .... video assist
Michael J. Coo .... key grip (as Michael Coo)
John J. Ellingwood .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
William E. Fitch .... best boy grip
Martin Glover .... loader (as Martin J. Glover)
Leslie J. Kovacs .... chief lighting technician (as Les Kovacs)
Gregory Lundsgaard .... Steadicam operator
J. Steven Matzinger .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Benny McNulty .... assistant chief lighting technician
Aaron Pazanti .... camera operator: "a" camera, second unit
E. Christopher Reed .... rigging gaffer
Calmar Roberts .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Cal Roberts)
Michael Scott .... camera operator: "a" camera
Stephen Vaughan .... still photographer
Julian Whatley .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit (as Julian A. Whatley IV)
Alexander Witt .... director of photography: second unit
J. Neil Bloomer .... grip (uncredited)
David Canestro .... rigging key grip (uncredited)
Stephen M. Clark .... camera operator (uncredited)
C.W. Fallin .... camera operator (uncredited)
Scott Fieldsteel .... assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Ron Kunecke .... musco light operator (uncredited)
Sky Rockit .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Kenny Schneider .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Stephen Sfetku .... film loader (uncredited)
Chip Swetnam .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Michael T. Travers .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Owens Hill .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Callahan .... costumer: Mr. Gibson
Nava R. Sadan .... costumer (as Nava Sadan)
Nick Scarano .... costume supervisor
Lori Stilson .... costumer: women
Michael Voght .... costumer: Mr. Glover
 
Editorial Department
Norman Buckley .... assistant film editor
Brian L. Chambers .... assistant film editor
Sean Hubbert .... assistant film editor
David Mann .... assistant film editor
William J. Meshover .... assistant film editor (as Billy Meshover)
Dallas Puett .... additional editor (as Dallas S. Puett)
Pattye Rogers .... assistant film editor
Paul M. Wagner .... assistant film editor (as Paul Wagner)
 
Location Management
Michael J. Burmeister .... location manager
Deborah J. Page .... location manager (as Deborah Page)
Paul Pav .... location manager
Janice Polley .... location manager
Rob Klein .... location representative (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Christopher Brooks .... supervising music editor (as Christopher S. Brooks)
J.J. George .... assistant music editor (as James J. George)
Michael Kamen .... orchestrator
Stephen McLaughlin .... music producer
Eric Reasoner .... music editor
William Ross .... orchestrator
Jonathan Sacks .... orchestrator
Bruce Babcock .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Bruce Babcock .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Robert Fernandez .... music score mixer (uncredited)
Norman Ludwin .... musician: bass (uncredited)
John Moses .... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)
Lolita Ritmanis .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Lonnie Craig .... driver
Jack Lietzke .... transportation coordinator
Austin Marcos .... driver captain
Dan Romero .... transportation captain
John M. Woodward .... transportation coordinator (as John Woodward)
Steve Bonner .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Craig Lietzke .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jim Barr .... production accountant
Matthew J. Birch .... staff assistant
Christian Capobianco .... staff assistant
David Aaron Clemmons .... staff assistant
Lisa Cogswell .... assistant: Steve Perry (as Lisa Viole Cogswell)
Dan Cracchiolo .... assistant: Joel Silver
Nina Davidovich .... assistant: Jennie Lew Tugend
Frank B. Davis .... craft service
Karyn Fields .... researcher
Spencer Franklin .... production secretary
Art Fransen .... technical advisor
Gary Gero .... animal trainer
Edward E. Giddens .... staff assistant
J. Mills Goodloe .... assistant: Richard Donner
William Shane Grisco .... animal trainer (as William Grisco)
Edward T. Hanley .... hockey technical advisor
Melanie Harris .... staff assistant
Sati Jamal .... staff assistant
Laura Lee Kasten .... staff assistant
Tony Kerum .... caterer
Avi Korein .... staff assistant
Delfin Labao .... staff assistant
Ernest H. Lauterio .... craft service (as Ernest Lauterio)
Dierdre Levine .... staff assistant
Mark Marshall .... assistant: Jennie Lew Tugend
Sherry Marshall .... assistant production secretary
Lauren Mathews-Sweeney .... assistant production accountant
Kari Ann Messina .... assistant: Mel Gibson
Teresa Ann Miller .... animal trainer (as Teresa Miller)
Elizabeth Morin .... staff assistant
Cynthia Neber .... executive assistant: Richard Donner
John O'Connor .... staff assistant
Kimberly Payne .... staff assistant
Craig A. Pinckes .... staff assistant (as Craig Pinckes)
Jim Porter .... first aid
Trudy Ramirez .... script supervisor
Lisa Reardon .... staff assistant
Anne S. Reilly .... unit publicist (as Anne Reilly)
Jason Roberts .... assistant: Richard Donner
Mika Saito .... staff assistant
Loren Shertzer .... staff assistant
Louise Weber .... assistant: Joel Silver (as Louise M. Weber)
Robert R. Willis .... staff assistant
Tammy Blackburn .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Jesse Blanco .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bernie Cassar .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bill Daly .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
James Grayford .... stand-in (uncredited)
Paul Guyot .... stand-in (uncredited)
Alan D. Purwin .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Sally Jo Sousa .... animal trainer: cat (uncredited)
Victoria A. Zamora .... construction accountant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Pete Wilson .... special thanks (as Governor Wilson of the State of California)
 
Crew verified as complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and language
Runtime:
118 min | USA:121 min (director's cut)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints) (4 channels)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Czech Republic:15 | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 (w) | Hong Kong:II | Hungary:16 | Iceland:14 | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Ireland:18 (director's cut) | Ireland:15 (theatrical cut) | Italy:T | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 (original rating) | Netherlands:12 (re-rating) | New Zealand:M | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | South Korea:18 (director's cut) | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #31813) | USA:Unrated (director's cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Marble slabs that were once part of the old city hall destroyed for the film are now used as tabletops at a local outdoor cafe in Orlando, Florida.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: In the "Special Thanks to" section of the end credits, one of the cities thanked is St. Petersburg, Florida, but it is misspelled as "St. Petersberg".See more »
Quotes:
Martin Riggs:He's done this twice, oh, damn! I'm gonna suck his eyes out through his nose!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ta... lamogia (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Three Stooges ThemeSee more »

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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Still Lethal, 25 February 2002
Author: mattymatt4ever from Jersey City, NJ

I caught this movie on TV a few days ago, so I may as well voice my opinion. I've enjoyed all the "Lethal Weapon" flicks and I hope one day to buy a boxed set of DVDs containing all four in the series. Don't ask which one I think is best. They're all lots of fun to watch.

Of course, the original didn't have as much humor as its sequels. Mel Gibson's character was a downtrodden loner, who was established as a "loose cannon." But as the series continued, he suddenly turned into Buddy Hackett, cracking jokes left and right.

Needless to say, Mel Gibson and Danny Glover make one of the best on-screen duos in the history of film. Their characters of Riggs and Murtaugh are like polar opposites, but that's the beauty of it. That's the essence of the buddy cop genre. The two partners are always at each other's throats, yet they share a great bond and deliver much humor.

Richard Donner is a spectacular action film director, and there are some breathtaking stunts. The opening truck chase is extremely memorable.

And each and every scene is buoyed by great comic relief. Gibson says a great line when he arrests the fraudulent truck driver: "You have the right to remain unconscious. Whatever you say...ain't gonna be much." That's a priceless line!

OK, so the plot is meandering. There are scenes that are very entertaining, yet don't really move the story along. But the whole movie is so funny and exciting that I just think...who gives a damn? I'm having too much fun!

Joe Pesci's character, Leo Getz, adds additional comic relief. His bleached blond do is hilarious enough, and his nebbish schtick makes it all the more humorous. Rene Russo is also added to the cast, to provide some good eye candy. Just like the Bond girls, there's always a sexy love interest in the "Lethal Weapon" movies. In the second movie, there was Patsy Kensit.

And there are some human elements to the story. Danny Glover's Murtaugh still thinks "he's getting too old for this s**t" and is about to retire. He's suffering a severe middle-age crisis and to add to his problems, he ends up killing one of his son's friends--which he did out of self-defense. Sometimes I think Glover's acting talent is underrated. And though this is a fluffy action/comedy, he delivers the kind of powerful performance he would in any Oscar-winning masterpiece.

"Lethal Weapon 3" again showcases the immense talent of its two irreplacable leads. This sequel packs a lethal punch and delivers first-class entertainment from start to finish. And I love that Eric Clapton/Sting song "It's Gonna Be Me."

My score: 8 (out of 10)

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