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Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  10 July 1998 (USA)
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With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with a deadly Chinese crimelord trying to get his brother out of prison.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eddy Ko ...
Hong, Chinese Refugee
State Department Man
Calvin Jung ...
Ebonie Smith ...


Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, after escaping death from the previous movies are put on a hit list by The Triads. When blood thirsty mercenaries are on their tail they team up again with Leo Getz and Lorna Cole, a newcomer (Chris Rock) to finally put an end to the Triads for good. Written by Brian H <hershey@visuallink.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lethal 4  »

Box Office


$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,048,124 (USA) (10 July 1998)


$129,734,803 (USA) (30 October 1998)

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Did You Know?


The only 'Lethal Weapon' in which Riggs is not seen smoking. He was kicking the habit during the third one, and it is presumed that he kicked the habit by the time the fourth one began. See more »


As Riggs is fighting on the back of the truck, the undercarriage of the helicopter being used for aerial footage is briefly visible. See more »


Roger Murtaugh: You okay, Riggs?
Martin Riggs: No, I'm NOT okay. I just had my ass kicked again.
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Crazy Credits

The previous Lethal Weapon movies, Lethal Weapon (1987), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), and Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), are featured in the end credits as film stills. See more »


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Written by Thomas Allen (as Sylvester Allen), Harold R. Brown, Morris D. Dickerson,
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My favorite of all Lehtal movies
23 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is by far my favorite out of all the Lethal movies. I love the first one two. I am a Lethal Weapon movie fan, so I like all of them, but the 4th is my favorite. It is the humor that I love.

Chris Rock and Joe Pesci are great together. I also love Renee Russo's character. It is nice to see such a strong female character in a action movie. Although I would have like to see her role bigger, she still had a good part. Although her role in the 3rd installment was a little better.

I would still like to see yet a 5th installment to see where everyone is now.

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