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Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

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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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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?


Paul Tuerpe appears in all four Lethal Weapon movies, but always in slightly different roles. He played 'Mercenary' in the first, 'Hitman' in the second, 'Henchman #3' in the third, and 'Helicoptor Co-pilot' in the fourth. See more »


During the chase on the freeway, Murtaugh drives his car very close to the back of the truck to help Riggs enter the trailer. Then he pulls his car to the left of the trailer. Just before he pulls the car, we can see there is a grey Oldsmobile in the left lane. However, when the camera changes and Murtaugh enters the lane, the Oldsmobile is not there; a new black car appeared. See more »


Martin Riggs: So this must have been what Uncle Benny meant by Four Fathers. Looks like Japan's version of the Marx brothers. Let's see we got Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and uh, Fucko.
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Crazy Credits

A picture accompanies almost every crew and cast member in a large photo album. It includes pictures from all 4 Lethal Weapon movies with outtakes and posed pictures. It closes on a large group shot of the crew, with a back cover with a red "4" on it. See more »


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Written by Thomas Allen (as Sylvester Allen), Harold R. Brown, Morris D. Dickerson,
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, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott (as Howard Scott) and Jerry Goldstein
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25 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

There are some movies where you get sick and tired of sequels, but the Lethal Weapon series isn't one of them, all are full of action and humor, with Chris Rock and Joe Pesci. Lethal Weapon 4 has some awesome sequences of action and lots of explosions, guns, blood, fighting, and everything you would expect out of a action flick. I seen a lot of action movies this ranks up there with the best I have seen, well worth your money.

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