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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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$140,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$129,734,803 (USA) (30 October 1998)
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In the final shootout, Roger is holding a stainless steel semi-automatic pistol when he and Riggs shoot past each other at the bad guys. The action cuts away for a moment, and when it cuts back he's holding a six-shooter. When Roger shoots the guy that shoots Butters, he is using a blue-steel semi-automatic pistol. When Roger shoots one of the Four Fathers, he uses a revolver. See more »

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Lethal Weapon 4 - Great ending to a great series
23 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is the end of a series which spanned almost two decades.

This time around Riggs (Gibson) is facing three very personal problems. 1) Age is catching up to him, 2) his g/f is pregnant and he's facing being a daddy, and 3) he's facing the dilemma of wanting to remarry. Also, Murtaugh (Glover) is about to be a grand-daddy to a baby by his oldest daughter, and she is secretly married to Detective Butters (Chris Rock), which everyone is keeping a secret from him.

Add to this the fact that both they are now taking on one of the most powerful crime syndicates in the world, the Chinese Triads, in an effort to stop slave trading and money laundering. The task of a bad guy this time goes to Jet Li, who made his American debut (atleast from an American Film Company) in this movie. Yes, this is the movie which launched him here in the states, and he deserved it.

This movie is as good as the rest of them, though nothing beats part 2 in my opinion. Lethal Weapon 4 really hits home on a lot of subjects, such as facing responsibility, to coming to terms with who you are. And it ended the series in a way that makes you smile and love it even more.

I give it a 9 out of 10.


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